|January 12, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WSCWBB||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.481 (26-54)||.391 (27-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.409 (9-22)||.118 (2-17)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (28-35)||.667 (12-18)|
Spencer - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team fell 89-68 to No. 22 Wayne State College in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate contest Saturday bringing its record to 6-7 overall and 2-7 in the NSIC. Kate Warmack (Jr., C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) recorded her fourth double-double this season with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The first half started off slow for both teams, as the Beavers weren’t able to get a basket until Allison McKee (So, G, New Brighton, Minn.) made a jumper with 17:20 left on the clock. The two-pointer tied the game 2-2 and was quickly answered by a layup from Wayne State. At 14:15 Warmack make a basket that put the Beavers within one point behind the Wildcats, 7-6. After almost three minutes and nine points from Wayne State, senior center Emily Kaus (Eagan, Minn.) make a layup that put BSU closer to their opponent 16-8. After another layup from Kaus, a jumper by Warmack and a bucket from Lanae Rash (Jr., G, Milwaukee, Wis.) the Beavers trailed 24-14 with 9:34 left in the half.
A foul on the Wildcats gave freshman guard Emily Reichert (Rogers, Minn.) two free throws, points that BSU desperately needed after almost three minutes without a basket, to bring the score to 31-16. With 2:31 left in the half Morgan Lee (Jr., G, Hayward, Wis.) made two points for BSU and a jumper by Althoff ended the first half with the Beavers trailing Wayne State 46-24.
The Beavers committed 18 turnovers in the first half that led to 15 Wildcat points. BSU shot 39.3 percent from the field, while WSC posted a 55.6 percentage from the field in the frame.
The second half started were the first had left off with a 3-point field goal by Wayne State and a missed jumper by Lee in the first 38 seconds. Two free throw shots by junior Ellie Wessling (G/F, Winsted, Minn.) and another layup from Kaus brought the score 57-29. With 7:29 left in the game the Beavers made a quick seven points in a little over a minute bringing the score to 79-53. As BSU slowly closed the gap Warmack made a layup that put BSU 24 points behind WSC, 59-83. Lee made her first and only 3-pointer with 44 seconds left in the game to end the contest 89-68.
Warmack posted 17 of her 23 points in the second half and shot 9-for-16 (56.3%) from the field in the game. Lee added 11 points, three assists and two steals. Kaus scored 10 points and brought down six rebounds.
BSU only committed four turnovers in the second half and won the final 20 minutes 44-43. The Beavers also found 18 offensive rebounds in the game and turned them into a 24-1 advantage in second chance points.
The Beavers are back in action in a rare mid-week conference game, January 15 at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
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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).