|January 14, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CU||BSUWBB|
|FG Percentage||.612 (30-49)||.368 (21-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.565 (13-23)||.364 (8-22)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (20-24)||.704 (19-27)|
Lee - 2
Thompson - 2
McKee - 2
Warmack - 2
Wolyniec - 1
Batzel - 1
Bender - 1
Whiting - 1
Baldwin - 1
Thompson - 1
Borstner - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Concordia University, St. Paul knocked down nine 3-pointers in the first half to open a 45-22 halftime lead the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team couldn’t come back from in a 93-69 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference loss at the BSU Gymnasium Saturday.
The Golden Bears finished the game shooting 61.2 percent from the field and 56.5 percent from beyond the arc, going 13-for-23 from long range. The Beavers shot 36.8 percent form the field. Sophomore Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, N.D.) led the Beavers with 17 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) added 11 for the Beavers.
CU opened the game with an 11 point lead at 17-6, 5:46 into the contest, getting three of Carissa Wolyniec’s six first half 3-pointers in the early advantage. BSU battled back to a four-point deficit on a bucket from downtown from junior Shannon Thompson (G, Rosemount, Minn.) with 9:56 left in the first and the score reading 20-16.
The Golden Bears then responded with a 11-0 run that put the road team up 15 at 31-16 with 6:33 showing. CU got seven points from free throws in the run. More shots fell from beyond the arc for the Golden Bears and lead steadily rose to the halftime lead of 23 at 45-22.
CU went 9-for-13 (69.2%) from downtown in the half and was 8-for-10 (80%) from the charity stripe, while BSU shot 25.9 percent overall and went 3-for-10 (30%) from beyond the arc and 5-for-9 (55.6%) from the line. Warmack led BSU with eight points in the half.
The Golden Bears came out in the second half and continued to knock down shots from outside, thwarting any comeback attempt from the Beavers. Wolyniec finished the game with 23 points (7-for-10 from 3-point land).
The Beavers will try and snap an eight-game losing streak Jan. 20-21 when the BSU hosts Minnesota State University, Mankato and Southwest Minnesota State University.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).