|December 07, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
St. Cloud State University
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||SCSUW|
|FG Percentage||.419 (18-43)||.491 (27-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (4-12)||.389 (7-18)|
|FT Percentage||.591 (13-22)||.714 (20-28)|
Price - 15
Althoff - 1
Kaus - 1
Thompson - 1
Reichert - 1
Lee - 1
Kaus - 1
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Halenbeck Hall) – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team suffered its first loss in 2012-13 Friday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match up at St. Cloud State University. The loss brings the Beavers record to 5-1 overall (1-1 NSIC) while the Huskies record remains unbeaten at 6-0 overall (2-0 NSIC). The Beavers were lead by Kate Warmack (Jr., C, East Grand Forks, Minn.), who totaled 10 points on the night while pulling in seven rebounds.
Bemidji State shot 41 percent from the field on 18-of-44 shooting and knocked down four from beyond the arc on 33 percent shooting. Turnovers plagued the Beavers tallying 27 on the night, opposed to the Huskies’ 16. The Beavers could only pick up 13 points from the charity line in 22 attempts for a 59 free throw percentage. St. Cloud State shot 49 percent on 27-of-55 from the field and picked up seven 3-pointers in the game. The Beavers scored first, but never led the game after that and just couldn’t match the opposition’s offensive attack or defensive energy.
The Huskies came out strong in the first half jumping to an early 11-3 lead within the first five minutes of the game. The Beavers managed to close the gap during the next 10 minutes and came within one after junior Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) made a jumper to make it 14-15. One point is the closest the Beavers would come during the first half as SCSU found the range from long distance and outscored Bemidji State 13-4 in the following two minutes and held a 10 point lead after head coach Mike Curfman called a timeout. The rest of the half didn’t change for the Beavers and SCSU closed out the half on a 14-5 run and entered the locker room with a 42-26 lead.
The Beavers shot 50 percent as a team on 10-of-20 shooting, but couldn’t keep up to the Huskies attack that shot 56 percent on 15-of-27 from the field, five of which coming from long distance. Warmack led the Beavers with eight points and picked up two rebounds during the half while guard Lanae Rash (Jr., Milwaukee, Wis.) added six points and a steal. The Huskies had two double-digit scorers in the first half, sophomore Jessica Benson lead all scorers with 11 points while junior Sam Price tallied 10.
The second half looked to remain in pace with the first after SCSU opened up the first five minutes on a 15-6 run and took a 57-32 lead. The large lead proved too much for BSU as they were never able to match the Huskies strong offensive attack and found themselves on the losing end for the first time of the season. The Huskies lead hit a high point of 30 after two free throws by Reyan Robinson with under a minute left but a pair of free throws from freshman Rachel Valley (F, Albertville, Minn.) ended the game with a final score of 81-53.
Bemidji State saw a sub par performance from its scorers who only managed one double-digit scorer in Warmack. Iowa State transfer Melissa Youngblut (So., G/F, Davenport, Iowa) added seven points for the Beavers and picked up three rebounds and a steal for her efforts on the night.
Bemidji State faces fellow NSIC North Division opponent University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday at 4 p.m. while St. Cloud State looks to remain unbeaten when they face University of Minnesota, Crookston, also at 4 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).