Beavers take down SMSU 57-52
Southwest Minnesota (3-17 (2-13 NSIC))
Bemidji State (9-10 (5-10 NSIC))
2/1/2013 | Bemidji, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) | Attendance: 729
Southwest Minnesota223052
Bemidji State322557
Stats at a GlanceSMSUBSUW
FG Percentage.368 (21-57) .429 (24-56)
3P FG Percentage.353 (6-17) .167 (2-12)
FT Percentage.400 (4-10) .583 (7-12)
Offensive Rebounds1010
Defensive Rebounds2629
Total Rebounds3639
Bench Points128
Statistical LeadersSMSUBSUW
PointsRolling - 18
Rash - 26
ReboundsDegler - 8
Kaus - 9
AssistsRosch - 2
Lee - 4
StealsNagel - 3
Holleman - 3
Rash - 5
BlocksNagel - 2
Youngblut - 1
McKee - 1
Warmack - 1

Friday, February 01, 2013

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team defeated Southwest Minnesota State University Friday 57-52 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game Friday at the BSU Gymnasium.

Junior guard Lanae Rash (Milwaukee, Wis.) led the team in scoring with a career-high 26 points, while Morgan Lee  (Jr., G, Hayward, Wis.) added 11 points and Emily Kaus (Sr., C, Eagan, Minn.) pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

The win brought the Beavers’ overall record to 9-10, while it is 5-10 in league play.

Bemidji State shot 42.9% from the field despite hitting on just 2-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc (.167), while SMSU only shot 36.8% in the game.

Lee and Jessie Althoff (Jr., F, Becker, Minn.) recorded back-to-back layups to get the Beavers an early 4-0 lead and aided by three consecutive baskets by Rash, the Beavers jumped out to a 10-2 edge just 3:15 into the game. Lee drained a 3-pointer just over a minute later to extend the Beavers’ lead to 10 points, 15-5, but BSU would go cold. Over the next five minutes BSU converted just 1-of-3 from the field and turned the ball over four times to allow SMSU to creep back to within four points, 18-14 at the midway point of the first half.

A Lee jumper at the 8:02 mark ignited an 11-0 run over the next six minutes and the Beavers would cruise into the locker room netting 14 of the final 20 points of the half to own a 32-22 halftime lead.

BSU got baskets from Althoff, Lee and Rash during the first three minutes of the second half to stretch its lead to 13 points, 38-25, but would score just four points during the next seven minutes to open the door for a Mustang comeback.

Leading 45-35 with 10 minutes to play, Bemidji State saw its lead dwindle to just two points, 49-47, three minutes later thanks to seven quick points by SMSU’s Rebeka Rolling.

SMSU trimmed the BSU lead to just one point, 51-50, when Mikayla Saathoff drilled one of the Mustangs’ six 3-pointers with 5:16 left, but Bemidji State would rebound with back-to-back layups by Lee and Rash to put the team up 55-50 with 1:46 to go. BSU made a pair of free throws down the stretch to hold off SMSU and grab the win, 57-52.

BSU looks to extend its current winning streak to three games for the first time since a five-game stretch to open the season Saturday when it hosts University of Sioux Falls (10-9; 7-8 NSIC) at the BSU Gymnasium in a 4 p.m. contest.

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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).


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