November 18, 20141st2ndFinal
Northland College241034
Bemidji State435497
Stats at a GlanceNCBSUW
FG Percentage.245 (12-49) .558 (43-77)
3P FG Percentage.200 (5-25) .231 (3-13)
FT Percentage.714 (5-7) .727 (8-11)
Offensive Rebounds021
Defensive Rebounds1437
Total Rebounds1458
Turnovers2213
Steals611
Bench Points256
LeadersNCBSUW
PointsBRIANA TODY - 13
Zerr - 19
ReboundsERIN GILLIGAN - 5
Larson - 8
Senske - 8
AssistsALISON BLACKFORD - 3
Cordes - 4
StealsERIN GILLIGAN - 2
ALISON BLACKFORD - 2
Zerr - 3
BlocksSenske - 3
Beavers pick up first win in home opener against Northland College, 97-34
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Beavers pick up first win in home opener against Northland College, 97-34

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team held its 2014-15 home opener Tuesday night welcoming Northland College to BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers gained their first win of the season in a 97-34 victory over the LumberJills.

A slow start by the Beavers proved different as they took off late in the first half to lead Northland College 43-24 going into the half. At one point in the second half, BSU led by a margin of 65 points, which is its largest margin of the season thus far. 

Hanna Zerr led the BSU scoring effort posting a career-high 19 points shooting 8-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe. Zerr added four rebounds, two assists and three steals in her 21 minutes of play. Charting 13 points for second on the team was Aimee Pelzer as she was 6-of-12 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line. 

Coming off the bench to score in double digits was Tatum Sheley and Sierra Senske, recording 12 and 11 points, respectively. Senske led the team with three blocks and eight rebounds, while Sheley marked four rebounds and three assists.

With just two points and two rebounds away, Mikayla Larson just missed a double-double posting eight points and eight rebounds in 16 minutes of play.

The Beavers ended the night shooting 55.8 percent (43-77) from the field and 72.7 percent (8-11) from the line. BSU recorded a season-high 58 rebounds, including 21 offensive for 27 second chance points.

Briana Tody led Northland College with 13 points going 5-of-13 from the field and 3-of-8 from three-point range. Tody added two rebounds, one assist and one steal to finish the night. 

With a team-high five rebounds and nine points in 35 minutes of play it was Erin Gilligan for second on the team. 

The LumberJills outshot BSU from three range in the first half shooting 50 percent (5-10) compared to the Beavers 11 percent (1-9). Northland College ended the night going 5-of-7 from the line and 12-of-49 from the field. 

The Beavers (1-2, 0-0 NSIC) will be back in action Friday, Nov. 21 as they host Mayville State University. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium.

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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