|January 18, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||WSU-W|
|FG Percentage||.269 (14-52)||.509 (27-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.308 (4-13)||.545 (12-22)|
|FT Percentage||.692 (9-13)||.800 (12-15)|
Reichert - 1
Wessling - 1
WINONA, Minn. (McCown Gymnasium) - The Bemidji State University women’s basketball fell to Winona State University Friday 78-41 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game that brought the Beavers’ overall record to 7-8 and 3-8 in NSIC play. Junior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) posted 11 points.
BSU shot just 26.9 percent from the field, while Winona State posted a 50.9 percentage. WSU went 12-for-22 (54.5%) from beyond the arc. Senior Emily Kaus (C, Eagan, Minn.) led the team with five rebounds, a category the Beavers struggled in, losing the battle for the boards 47-22.
The first half didn’t start out very well for the Beavers who quickly trailed the Warriors 3-0 in the first two minutes. A layup by WSU was answered by one from Kate Warmack (Jr., C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) with 18 minutes left in the first half bringing the score to 5-2. A 3-pointer by Lee broke the Beavers’ 3:35 scoreless streak and put the road team down 12-5. With 11:31 left on the clock a foul on Winona State gave Lanae Rash (Jr., G, Milwaukee, Wis.) two free throws BSU needed to bring the deficit down to single digits, 18-9. Unfortunately this would be the closest the Beavers would get to the Warriors during the first half. Two 3-pointers by Lee wrapped up the first half and the teams went into the locker rooms with a score of 41-20.
Two free throws by Jessie Althoff (Jr., F, Becker, Minn.) started the second half off right for BSU who trailed the Warriors 43-22. With 15:32 left in the game Lee stepped up to the free-throw line and scored two baskets for her team, as the Beavers trailed 48-24. Sophomore guard Allison McKee (New Brighton, Minn.) made her third 3-pointer of her collegiate career with 8:17 left in the game bringing the score to 65-33. A layup by Ellie Wessling (Jr., G/F, Winsted, Minn.) with 3:27 left on clock would be the last BSU ball to see the bottom of the net. Another layup from WSU ended the game 78-41.
Friday, the Beavers travel to Fayette, Iowa to play Upper Iowa University at 6 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).