|January 31, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
Southwest Minnesota State
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||SMSU|
|FG Percentage||.367 (22-60)||.484 (30-62)|
|3P FG Percentage||.500 (6-12)||.500 (6-12)|
|FT Percentage||.737 (14-19)||.714 (10-14)|
Nagel - 14
Beeler - 2
MARSHALL, Minn. (R/A Facility) – Senior center Kate Warmack (East Grand Forks, Minn.) posted her 1,000th career point with 9:03 remaining in the first half and totaled five blocks to tie BSU's all-time record in the category, Friday in a 76-64 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference road loss at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Warmack totaled just five points, but her first bucket of the game earned her the title of 17th Bemidji State women's basketball player to reach the 1,000-point plateau. She added 11 rebounds for her 11th, 10-plus rebound game this season, while moving up to eighth all-time at BSU in rebounds. Her five swats handed her 118 for her career, which knots her for the all-time lead with Sonia Stehr (1984-88).
Senior guard Morgan Lee (Hayward, Wis.) recorded her seventh game this season with 20 or more points, as she totaled 23 points on 7-of-11 (63.6%) shooting from the field, a 2-for-2 effort from beyond the arc and a 7-of-10 (70%) evening from the free throw line. She moved into ninth all-time at BSU in scoring and now has 1,263 career points. Senior Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) totaled a season-high 19 points and added five rebounds with a team-high four assists.
The Beavers (8-11, 4-11 NSIC) shot 36.7 percent from the field, while the Mustangs (4-15, 2-13 NSIC) shot 48.4 percent after entering the game shooting 39.7 percent from the field in league games this season. Both teams shot 6-of-12 from 3-point land, while SMSU won the rebounding battle 41-33. The lead changed 12 times, while the contest was tied on nine occasions.
The game was tied for the fifth time, this time 10-10, with 15:46 left in the first half. The teams went back and forth until Warmack’s 1,000th point, a layup, closed a 4-0 run to take the 20-16 advantage. The squads traded buckets to a 22-21 BSU lead with 7:22 remaining in the first half, then the road team recorded a 10-4 run to take the 32-25 advantage. The run was capped by a Lee 3-pointer. Unfortunately for BSU, SMSU closed the half on an 8-2 run and the home team trailed by just one at 34-33.
The Mustangs scored the first bucket of the second half to take a lead, but BSU went on a 6-0 run to take the 40-35 advantage two minutes into the frame. SMSU battled back and tied the game 42-42 with 16:25 remaining. The Beavers continued to own a lead or sit tied with the home team and with 8:39 showing on the clock, BSU lead 56-55.
The Mustangs then bucked the Beavers in the mouth and posted an 11-2 run to open a 64-56 advantage with 6:42 remaining. The run deflated Bemidji State, as the squad never got within six the rest of the way, falling by 12, 76-64.
The Beavers wrap the four-game road trip Saturday at 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).