|January 25, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||MINOT|
|FG Percentage||.453 (29-64)||.596 (34-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (6-21)||.364 (4-11)|
|FT Percentage||.909 (20-22)||.786 (22-28)|
MINOT, N.D. (Minot State Dome) – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team fell at Minot State University Saturday, 94-84, in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest. BSU dropped to 8-10 overall and 4-10 in NSIC play, while Minot State (receiving votes nationally) improved to 14-4 overall and 10-4 in league play.
Senior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) recorded her second-consecutive 20-point game with 29 points on 9-of-19 (47.4%) shooting from the field, a 4-of-10 (40%) mark from downtown and a 7-for-8 (87.5%) mark from the free throw line. Senior Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) recorded 21 points to sit at 998 career points, just two points shy of becoming the 17th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark. Freshman guard Hanna Zerr (Shakopee, Minn.) added 15 points for the second consecutive game, while senior Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) totaled 12 points.
Bemidji State trailed 4-0 in the first minute of the game, but the road team posted a 13-0 run to open a 13-4 lead with 16:31 remaining in the opening half. Four different players scored, while Lee posted five points in the run. MISU battled back to post an 11-3 run to knot the game 15-15 with 13:17 remaining in the half.
BSU used a Warmack jumper to take a 22-19 lead and 9:53 showing on the game clock, but Minot State would lead 24-22 with 8:41 left. Zerr converted on a layup with 6:35 remaining in the frame to knot the contest 29-29, but an 8-0 MISU run would give the home team the 37-29 advantage with 4:49 showing on the game clock.
A Lee 3-pointer moved the game to a 40-34 in a favor of Minot State with 3:39 left, then the teams played even, 7-6 MISU, for the rest of the half, as the home team owned the 47-40 halftime lead.
A 7-0 start during the first three minutes of the second frame by Bemidji State tied the game 47-47, with the help of five points from Lee. MISU battled back with an 8-2 run to take the 55-49 advantage with 15:15 remaining. Just over a minute later, a Zerr jumper got BSU within two, 57-55.
During the next seven minutes, MISU posted an 18-7 run to open a 75-62 advantage. The Beavers cut the deficit to under 10 at 77-68 on a pair of Warmack free throws with 5:10 remaining, but couldn’t push beyond being down nine and would eventually fall, 94-84.
The Beavers conclude a four-game road trip Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Southwest Minnesota State Unviersity and University of Sioux Falls.
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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).