Beavers continue NSIC road trip with Warriors and Peacocks
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Beavers continue NSIC road trip with Warriors and Peacocks
Setting the Scene
Opponent: Winona State University
Date: Friday, December 9, 2011
Location: Winona, Minn.
Tip-off: 6:00 p.m.
Gymnasium: McCown Gymnasium
Capacity: 3,500

Opponent: Upper Iowa University
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Location: Fayette, Iowa
Tip-off: 6:00 p.m.
Gymnasium: Dorman Gymnasium
Capacity: 1,500

Multimedia
Local Radio: none
Play-by-play: none
Internet Audio: none
Local Television: none
Play-by-Play: none  
Web cast: www.pennatlantic.com

Internet Audio (WSU): http://www.kqal.org/listen-live/
Live Stats (WSU): http://www.sidearmstats.com/winona/wbball/xlive.htm

Internet Audio (UIU): http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/uiu.portal
Live Stats (UIU): http://www.sidearmstats.com/uiu/wbball/index.htm

The Weekend
The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team (3-3; 1-1 NSIC) continues Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play on the road Dec. 9-10 as it travels to Winona State University and Upper Iowa University. Both games are set for a 6 p.m. start.         

The Beavers
The Beavers are 1-1 after opening the NSIC season at Minnesota State University Moorhead and University of Minnesota, Crookston. BSU downed the Dragons Dec. 2 75-68 behind four players in double-figures, including sophomore Morgan Lee’s 19 points. BSU shot 44.8 percent in the game, while holding MSUM to 36.9 percent from the field. The Beavers fell to the Golden Eagles 82-66 Dec. 3. BSU opened the first five minutes of the game with a 16-6 lead, but trailed at half 35-27, en route to the loss.
    On the weekend, sophomore Kate Warmack averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 50 percent per game. Last season BSU went 1-10 in conference games on the road, already matching the NSIC road wins from a year ago with the MSUM win.  

The Warriors
The Warriors are riding a six-game win streak with the most recent ‘W’ at Upper Iowa in the NSIC opener Dec. 3. WSU downed the Peacocks 77-74 behind Michelle McDonald’s 22 points and five rebounds. McDonald leads the squad this season with 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. The Warriors are receiving votes in the latest USA TODAY ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. Scott Ballard is in his eighth season at Winona State.
 
All-time Series vs the Warriors
The Beavers are 38-28 all-time against the Warriors, dating back to 1973. BSU has struggled as of late against WSU, owning a 2-8 record in the last 10 contests. Last season, Winona State swept the season series with a 81-64 win at BSU Gymnasium and a 79-67 victory at home in the last game of the season.  

The Peacocks
The Peacocks are 0-5 this season and are 0-1 in NSIC play after falling to travel partner Winona State 77-74 at home. UIU trailed by 10 early in the second half, but battled back to a two point deficit on multiple occasions, but couldn’t get over the hump to complete the comeback. Whitney Kieffer owns a team-best 15.4 points per game and is also leading the squad with 7.0 rebounds per contest. Carol Russell is in her second season as head coach of the Peacocks.

All-time Series vs the Peacocks

The Beavers have owned the all-time series with Upper Iowa with at 10-3 record. BSU is on a three-game winning streak against the Peacocks, including two wins last season - 79-65 in Bemidji and 68-66 in Fayette.
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