|November 19, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FUW||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.203 (12-59)||.440 (37-84)|
|3P FG Percentage||.233 (7-30)||.346 (9-26)|
|FT Percentage||.889 (16-18)||.588 (10-17)|
Marissa Burke - 15
Karena Latendresse - 2
Paige Yoho - 1
Adrianna Osuna - 1
Brierra Ruska - 1
Marissa Burke - 1
Miller - 2
Winans - 2
Adrianna Osuna - 1
Warmack - 1
Althoff - 1
Trabing - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – Senior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) posted 17 points, while senior center Kate Warmack (East Grank Forks, N.D.) and freshman guard Tatum Sheley (Backus, Minn.) each added 14 points and a combined 16 rebounds to help guide the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team to a 93-47 victory against Finlandia University Tuesday at BSU Gymnasium.
The win moved BSU’s record to 4-0, as it concluded nonconference play with an unblemished 4-0 record for the second consecutive season.
The Beavers dominated on both ends of the floor, as all five starters scored in double-figures. Warmack recorded her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Sheley went 5-for-9 (55.9%) from the field and 4-for-6 (66.7%) from beyond the arc. Freshman Hanna Zerr (G, Shakopee, Minn.) posted 10 points and added five assists, while senior forward Jessie Althoff (Becker, Minn.) added an additional 10 points, five rebounds and two assists. The Beavers controlled the game both offensively with 22 assists and defensively with 10 steals, while they won the rebounding battle 58-40.
BSU shot 44.0 percent from the field and only allowed the Lions to shoot 20.3 percent. FU shot 30 3-pointers, but only made seven (23.3 %). BSU was 9-for-26 (34.6%) beyond the arc. The Beavers scored 24 points off 24 Finlandia turnovers and the bench contributed 28 points in the game.
The score was tied three times and the lead changed two different times in the first half. With a slow start, the Beavers were tied 7-7, but a 3-pointer by Sheley gave the Beavers a 10-7 lead with 15:58 remaining in the half. Sheley hit 3-of-4 3-pointers in the first 12 minutes of the half. Finlandia continued to apply pressure, but the Beavers went on a 24-0 run in during six minutes of game clock that would change the lead to 40-12 with 4:49 left in the first half.
Finlandia University finally broke the run with a couple for free throws, but BSU posted another 10 points to make the score 50-22 with 43 ticks on the clock. The Beavers’ balanced first half sent them into the locker room with a 52-22 advantage over the Lions.
The Beavers came out strong in the second half and increasing the lead to 66-24 with 16:28 left in the game. BSU moved the score to 91-40 when they went on 25-16 run to lead by 51 points with 2:40 left in regulation. The Beavers had 22 points from the bench in the second half, while freshman center Katie Miller (Waseca, Minn) added nine rebounds and eight points.
The Beavers head on the road for their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game against University of Minnesota Crookston, Nov. 30 at 2 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).