|January 13, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
|St. Cloud State||46||28||74|
|Stats at a Glance||SCSUW||BSUWBB|
|FG Percentage||.407 (24-59)||.354 (23-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.261 (6-23)||.375 (9-24)|
|FT Percentage||.870 (20-23)||.917 (11-12)|
Wagner - 4
Lee - 3
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team fell to St. Cloud State University 74-66 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest Friday played at the BSU Gymnasium. Senior Samantha Baldwin (G, St. Thomas, N.D.) posted a career-high 21 points and added six rebounds.
A 3-pointer from sophomore guard Morgan Lee (Hayward, Wis.) with 9:32 to play in the game handed the Beavers (5-10, 3-7 NSIC) a one point lead at 59-58, but BSU would only muster seven more points the rest of the way, en route to the eight point loss. BSU shot 35.4 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from beyond in the arc in the game, while the Huskies (7-7, 4-6 NSIC) shot at a 40.7 percent clip. SCSU had 23 attempts from the charity stripe in the game, making 20 for a 87.0 percentage. BSU shot 91.7 percent from the line in the game, but only had 12 attempts, hitting 11. Freshman Tatum Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) saw a career-high 23 minutes of playing time, scoring five points and adding three rebounds and two assists.
Baldwin had career-highs in field goals (8) and field goal attempts (15) for a 53.3 percentage from the floor. She was 3-for-5 (60%) from 3-point land and added two assists in 32 minutes. Sophomore Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) was the only other Beaver in double-figures scoring with 12 points, she added seven rebounds.
The Beavers never had a lead in the first half, but didn’t let the Huskies get an advantage larger than nine. SCSU jumped out to a eight point lead at 9-1 just two minutes in to the first, but the Beavers rebounded and were down 11-8 with 15:49 showing on the game clock.
A jumper from T. Lee got BSU within one at 16-15 with 11:29 remaining, then the teams traded blows until the Huskies opened a nine point lead at 36-27 with 4:49 showing in the frame. The Beavers then cut the deficit to two at 43-41 with 55 ticks left on a 3-poonter from Baldwin. The Huskies responded with a bucket from downtown and went into the locker room with a 46-41 advantage.
BSU was down six at 50-44 with 17:17 left in the second half and battled back with a 7-0 run to own a 51-50 lead with 14:49 left in regulation. SCSU came back to take 58-53 lead just a few minutes later, but a 5-0 run handed the Beavers the 59-58 advantage with 9:32 left in the half. BSU did trail by just one after an old fashioned 3-point play with 4:23, but that would be the last fire in the Beavers’ effort to snap their seven game losing skid.
The Beavers host Concordia University, St. Paul - who has a matching seven-game losing streak - Saturday at 4 p.m. at the BSU Gymnasium.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).