January 03, 20121st2ndFinal
Minnesota Duluth363874
Bemidji State272754
Stats at a GlanceUMDWBSUWBB
FG Percentage.455 (25-55) .321 (18-56)
3P FG Percentage.167 (2-12) .300 (6-20)
FT Percentage.786 (22-28) .923 (12-13)
Offensive Rebounds148
Defensive Rebounds3118
Total Rebounds4526
Turnovers1618
Steals116
Bench Points1622
LeadersUMDWBSUWBB
PointsKatrina Newman - 30
Lee - 15
ReboundsKatrina Newman - 8
Tompkins - 5
AssistsCourtney Doucette - 4
Baldwin - 5
StealsShelly Stemper - 5
Baldwin - 3
BlocksEmma Van Winkle - 4
Warmack - 2
Beavers unable to overcome Bulldogs 74-54
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Beavers unable to overcome Bulldogs 74-54
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) - 21 second-half points from Katrina Newman of University of Minnesota Duluth proved to be too much as the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team fell 74-54. Newman ended the night with 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting. The Beavers fall to 5-7 (3-4 NSIC) with the loss, marking the fourth-straight game BSU has failed to find the win column. The Bulldogs improve to 8-3 (5-2 NSIC) as they picked up their fifth-straight win.

The Beavers went into the locker room down nine (36-27) after a last second layup from Shannon Thompson (Jr., G, Rosemount, Minn.) to end the first half. Thompson led BSU in the opening period with nine points. Bemidji State shot 3-for-5 from beyond the arc in the first half.

Despite staying with the Bulldogs early on, the Beavers were unable to find a solution for Newman in the final 20 minutes. Newman was 7-of-10 from the field in the second half as UMD outscored BSU 38-27. Shelly Stemper complimented Newman’s 30 points with 13 points of her own. Newman and Stemper were the only two UMD players to score in double figures. The Bulldogs outshot the Beavers 45.5 to 32.1 percent on the night. UMD also relied heavily on their free throw shooting as they attempted 28 free-throw shots, connecting on 22. This compared to only 13 shots attempted from the charity stripe for BSU, despite the Beavers making 12 of them. Newman led the Bulldogs at the free-throw line connecting on 8-of-10 attempts.

Bemidji State was paced by Morgan Lee’s (Jr., G, Hayward, Wis.) 15 points including nine points from beyond the arc. Thompson added 11 points while Samantha Baldwin (Sr., G, St. Thomas, N.D.) added seven points and Kate Warmack (So., C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) chipped in six points.

Both team’s struggled to maintain possession of the ball with BSU notching 18 turnovers to UMD’s 16 on the night. However, UMD dominated on the glass with 45 boards to Bemidji State’s 26. Newman led the Bulldogs with eight boards while four of her teammates added six rebounds on the night.

Bemidji State will look to bounce back this weekend against Augustana College (Jan. 7) and Wayne State College (Jan. 8). BSU began the season with a 5-3 mark but has struggled to find a win as of lates with straight losses to Northern State University, University of Mary, University of North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth.
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