December 13, 20131st2ndFinal
Bemidji State214869
MSU Moorhead445094
Stats at a GlanceBSUWMSUM-W
FG Percentage.403 (25-62) .435 (30-69)
3P FG Percentage.444 (8-18) .375 (9-24)
FT Percentage.579 (11-19) .806 (25-31)
Offensive Rebounds924
Defensive Rebounds1831
Total Rebounds2755
Turnovers1415
Steals39
Bench Points933
LeadersBSUWMSUM-W
PointsZerr - 18
Banasik - 20
Roehrich - 20
ReboundsTEAM - 7
Strese - 12
AssistsZerr - 6
Thomforde - 5
StealsZerr - 1
Cordes - 1
Miller - 1
Banasik - 2
Handevidt - 2
BlocksWarmack - 1
Lee - 1
Zerr - 1
Miller - 1
Thomforde - 4
Beavers fall to the Dragons 94-69 in NSIC road contest
Friday, December 13, 2013
Beavers fall to the Dragons 94-69 in NSIC road contest

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse) – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team suffered a 94-69 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference loss at Minnesota State University Moorhead Friday to fall to 5-3 overall and 1-3 in NSIC play. The Beavers stalled for five minutes in the first half, allowing an 11-0 run by the Dragons, en route to BSU facing a 23-point halftime deficit.

The Beavers were guided by freshman guard Hanna Zerr (Shakopee, Minn.), who totaled a team-high 18 points. Senior center Kate Warmack (East Grand Forks, Minn.) added 16 points and six rebounds.

BSU shot 26.7 percent in the first half and 53.1 percent in the second to finish with a 40.3 percentage from the field, while MSUM posted a 43.5 percentage from the field in the game and hit nine 3-pointers. The Beavers were outrebounded 55-27, which included a 24-9 difference on the offensive glass that translated into a score of 26-11 in second chance points. MSUM got 33 points from its bench, while the Beavers totaled just nine.

The Beavers and Dragons traded buckets early and with 11:45 remaining in the first half, a senior guard Morgan Lee (Hayward, Wis.) jumper handed BSU a 13-12 lead. MSUM then rattled off a 10-0 run and led 23-13 with 9:39 showing on the game clock.

A Zerr 3-pointer ended the run, but the Beavers would fail to score for the next five minutes of game clock and allow the Dragons to post an 11-0 run and lead 34-16 with 4:01 left in the half. The Dragon advantage hit 20 for the first time at 41-21 with 52 ticks left and the home team held the 23-point lead at the break.

BSU shot just 26.7 percent in the first half and was outrebounded 30-13, which included 11 offensive rebounds by the Dragons. The Beavers turned the ball over 10 times in the first 20 minutes, resulting in 10 points off turnovers for MSUM. The Dragons also got a spark from their bench with 20 points to BSU’s 0.

The deficit went to 27 at 61-34 with 14:24 left in the second until the Beavers recorded a 14-4 run that was capped by back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers by Zerr, senior Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) and Lee. After the run, BSU trailed 65-48 with 11:32 remaining in regulation.

The deficit dropped to 14 on a freshman Allison Cordes (G, Rosemount, Minn.) 3-point shot two minutes later and the scoreboard read 69-55, but that would be as close as the road team would get. MSUM posted a 9-4 run to get the lead back to 20 and 7:02 left, en route to the 25-point victory.

Next Up

The Beavers conclude the conference road trip Saturday with a 5 p.m. contest at Northern State University.

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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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