|January 24, 2014||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||MARY|
|FG Percentage||.389 (28-72)||.435 (30-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.250 (2-8)||.333 (7-21)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (25-30)||.710 (22-31)|
Lee - 2
Foster - 2
Murray - 2
Turner - 2
Henningsgard - 2
Dietz - 2
BISMARCK, N.D. (Activity Center) – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team trailed by 12 at the half and 16 with 12 minutes remaining in regulation, but battled back to force overtime before dropping an 89-83 double overtime decision at University of Mary Friday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference battle.
Morgan Lee (Sr., G, Hayward, Wis.) totaled a team-high 24 points, while fellow seniors Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) each recorded a double-double. Warmack posted 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for her ninth double-double of the season, while Althoff contributed her first-career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 10 rebounds (five offensive boards). Freshman guard Hanna Zerr (Shakopee, Minn.) added 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.
BSU, playing in its first overtime game of the season, shot 38.9 percent from the field and hit just two 3-pointers on eight attempts. U-Mary posted a 43.5 percentage from the floor and hit 7-of-21 from downtown. Both teams got the line, as the Beavers went 25-for-30 (83.3%) and the Marauders went 22-for-31 (71%). The Beavers won the rebounding battle 48-46.
Three minutes into the contest, the Beavers owned an 8-4 lead after Lee got a jumper in the paint to go. With 11:48 remaining, BSU held on to a 14-11 advantage after a Warmack layup, but U-Mary would post a 12-0 run to open a 23-14 lead with 5:53 left in the opening frame.
The home team’s lead hit 10 for the first time at 26-16 and just under five minutes remaining in the half. U-Mary held a 32-18 advantage with 2:09 showing on the clock before taking a 32-20 lead into the locker room.
With 12:33 remaining in regulation, the Beavers faced a 16-point deficit at 49-33, but an 11-0 Bemidji State run cut the deficit to just five at 49-44 with 9:10 showing on the game clock. Five different players scored during the stretch, with five points coming off the hands of Zerr.
The U-Mary lead remained a two-possession affair until a 6-0 BSU run erased a 54-48 Marauder lead and knotted the game 54-54 with 3:22 left. The teams traded buckets, but then a mini run by the home team handed it a 60-56 advantage with just 1:38 to play. Three U-Mary turnovers in the final minute of play allowed the Beavers to post a 4-0 run to tie the game 60-60 and own the final shot with five ticks left. Unfortunately BSU couldn’t get a shot off and the contest went to overtime.
The Beavers never trailed in the first overtime and owned a three-point lead at 66-63 with just 1:26 showing on the game clock. U-Mary cut the deficit to two with a free throw, but a pair of converted shots from the charity stripe by Zerr handed the Beavers a 68-64 lead with just 15 ticks left.
U-Mary knocked down a 3-point shot with eight seconds left and then immediately fouled, putting Warmack at the line. She hit her first to put BSU up 69-67, but missed the second and would commit a foul on the other end with just one second left to put U-Mary at the line. The Marauders made both attempts and sent the game to a second extra session.
The first two minutes of the second overtime was all U-Mary, as it opened up a six-point lead at 77-71. The Beavers battled back to get within two at 77-75 with 2:37 remaining, but the Marauders were able to push their advantage to five at 81-76 with 48 ticks remaining. Lee knocked down a dagger from downtown to trail by just two at 81-79 with 34 seconds left, but the Marauders would go 8-for-8 from the line down the stretch to ensure a victory, winning 89-83.
• Kate Warmack recorded her 10th game this season with 10 or more rebounds, her sixth game with 20 or more points and third game with four or more blocks. She now sits 23 points shy of 1,000 career points, six rebounds shy of cracking BSU’s top 10 career rebounding list and is now in sole possession of second place all-time at BSU with 111 blocks, seven eight shy of the school record.
The Beavers take on Minot State University Saturday in a 4 p.m. meeting.
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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).