|January 11, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||AUGIE||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.500 (33-66)||.246 (17-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.636 (14-22)||.250 (3-12)|
|FT Percentage||.571 (12-21)||.636 (7-11)|
Schulte - 4
Tinklenberg - 4
Ashley - 4
Lee - 2
Althoff - 1
McKee - 1
Youngblut - 1
Koss - 1
Nordgaard - 1
Feeney - 1
Tinklenberg - 1
Whitney - 1
Valley - 1
Lee - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) - In its first home game of the year the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team posted a 92-44 loss against No. 13 Augustana College in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game Friday. The loss brings the Beavers record to 6-6 overall and 2-6 in the NSIC. Junior Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) led the team in scoring with a total of 16 points and eight rebounds.
BSU shot 24.6% from the field and 63.6% from the free throw line. The Beavers recorded 24 turnovers that led to 15 Viking points. Augustana was lights out from downtown in the first half, as it went 10-for-12 (83.3%). Overall from beyond the arc, the road team went 14-for-22 (63.6%).
The Beavers started out strong with a 3-point field goal from Morgan Lee (Jr., G, Hayward, Wis.) and kept up a 5-4 lead until two free throws from Augustana put them behind 6-5. That was the last lead BSU would take against the Vikings in the game.
With 13:38 left in the half junior Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) made a two-point basket that put the score at 16-12. After almost two minutes without any scoring Augustana made a 3-pointer that put them 10 points ahead of BSU (23-13). With their comfortable double-digit lead the Vikings were then able to keep the Beavers away for the rest of the half.
With 9:17 left on the clock Warmack made a layup putting the Beavers only nine points behind with a score of 28-19. At the 4:19 mark Augustana took another 3-point field goal from the Beavers that put them ahead by 22 points. The field goal was answered by one from Lee. With 20 seconds left in the half a bucket from beyond the arc was made by Augie and the teams went into the locker rooms with 54-34 on the scoreboard.
At the beginning of the second half Augustana scores three points in the first 30 seconds. At 18:29 Lee misses a 3-point field goal that is rebounded by Augustana and quickly makes it into the hoop bringing the score 62-34. A foul by Augustana gives Warmack two free throw points to bring the score to 62-36. After two answered free throws from Augustana the Beavers run out of steam and end up 30 points behind (66-36) the Vikings. BSU never gets closer than 29 points with 14:33 left on the clock. A layup by Augustana finishes the game and puts the Beavers 48 points behind.
BSU was only able to muster 10 points in the second half and shot 8.6 percent from the field in the frame.
Lee went 3-for-9 from 3-point range and totaled 12 points. Junior guard Lanae Rash (Milwaukee, Wis.) totaled seven rebounds and two assists.
BSU hosts No. 22 Wayne State College Saturday 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).