|February 09, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||CU|
|FG Percentage||.274 (17-62)||.424 (25-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.294 (5-17)||.227 (5-22)|
|FT Percentage||.783 (18-23)||.840 (21-25)|
Althoff - 2
Nicks - 2
Althoff - 1
McKee - 1
Kaus - 1
Barton - 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhoff Center) – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team suffered a 76-57 loss in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game Saturday against Concordia University, St. Paul. The loss brought the Beavers’ overall record to 9-13 and 5-13 in NSIC play. Junior center Kate Warmack (East Grand Forks, Minn.) led Bemidji State in scoring with 11 points and posted six rebounds.
BSU managed to gain 11 points off of CU’s 12 turnovers and post 29.4 percent from beyond the arc compared to Concordia-St. Paul’s 22.7 percent. Freshman forward Rachel Valley (Albertville, Minn.) totaled four points and four rebounds to tie her collegiate highs in points and break her record in rebounds.
Senior Emily Kaus (C, Eagan, Minn.) made the first basket of the game but the Golden Bears answered the shot almost instantly to tie the score 2-2. A 3-pointer by senior guard Shannon Thompson (Rosemount, Minn.) gave BSU a lead at 5-2 it would keep for almost six minutes. With 13:22 left in the half CU sunk two consecutive 3-pointers that put it three points ahead of the Beavers, 18-15. Fortunately for BSU, juniors Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) and Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) matched Concordia-St. Paul’s shots with two of their own from downtown to put Bemidji State back in the lead 21-18.
The Beavers lead went as high as six and were able to keep the lead until 4:08 left in the first half when a layup put the Golden Bears a point behind. Two free throws from Lee gave BSU a brief advantage with 3:46 left, but CU took over the rest of the half and went to into halftime with a 37-32 lead.
The Beavers put the pressure on the home team with a 8-2 run to start the half and trailed by just one at 41-40 with 17:44 remaining. During the run BSU got four points from Warmack and a 3-pointer from Thompson. Unfortunately the lead didn’t last long, as CU posted a five-minute, 13-point run.
The run was interrupted with 12:01 left in play by a layup from Emily Reichert (Fr., G, Rogers, Minn.), and the score was 54-42. The 12-point deficit was the closest the Beavers would get to CU for the rest of the game. The last eight minutes of the contest Bemidji State was only able to score 11 points, nine of which came from free throws, and lost the contest 76-57.
The Beavers are back on the road next week and headed to North Dakota to play Minot State University and the University of Mary. BSU will play Minot on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. and U-Mary Feb. 16 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).