|February 04, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUWBB||UMDW|
|FG Percentage||.250 (14-56)||.328 (19-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.267 (4-15)||.304 (7-23)|
|FT Percentage||.700 (7-10)||.938 (15-16)|
- 16||Katrina Newman
TEAM - 6
Borstner - 1
McKee - 1
- 4||Shelly Stemper
|Blocks||Emma Van Winkle
DULUTH, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team fell 60-39 to University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference at the Romano Gymnasium. The Beavers moved to 8-13 overall and 6-10 in the NSIC after shooting just 25.0 percent from the field in the loss to UMD.
The Beavers had a rough start to the conference contest in Duluth, quickly getting down 12-2 five minutes into the contest. BSU was able to cut the deficit to seven at 14-7 with 13:48 left in the half, but both teams stalled out and didn’t score for almost three minutes before the Bulldogs (13-7, 10-6 NSIC) changed the scoreboard with a bucket.
UMD continued to build a lead as the Beavers couldn’t buy a bucket and the Bulldogs led 28-10 with under five to play in the frame. Sophomore Melissa Borstner (G, east Bethel, Minn.) hit a 3-pointer with 4:21 remaining to end a 10:04 dead period where BSU failed to score a field goal. Senior Samantha Baldwin (G, St. Thomas, N.D.) followed with a 3-pointer and BSU had a manageable disadvantage at 13 at 29-16 with four minutes to play. UMD came back and closed the half on a 7-2 run to open a 36-18 advantage heading into the locker room.
BSU shot just 21.7 percent from the field, while the Bulldogs shot 40 percent from the field in the half. The Beavers were led by sophomore guard Morgan Lee’s (Hayward, Wis.) five points, while UMD’s Katrina Newman had a game-high 14.
Senior forward Taylor Davis (Crookston, Minn.) got the Beavers on the board for the first time in the second half almost five minutes in to the frame and BSU trailed 41-20. BSU got as close as 19 in the half, but never could find a rhythm in the 21 point loss.
Lee scored 11 points for the Beavers in the second half and finished with a team-high 16. Freshman Paige Tompkins (F/C, Milnor, N.D.) tied a career-high with six rebounds.
The Beavers return home Feb. 10-11 for NSIC contests against Minnesota State University Moorhead and University of Minnesota, Crookston.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).