BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University women's basketball enters its final regular season weekend hosting Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northern State University, Feb. 20-21. Tip offs are set for 6 and 4 p.m., respectively from BSU Gymnasium.
This weekend’s games have been designated as Senior Weekend where the Beavers will honor and recognize its 2014-15 senior class in Allison McKee and Erica Trabing.
- In the all-time series against MSU Moorhead, the Beavers trail 39-60. The teams met earlier this season in Moorhead where the Beavers fell by a final score of 94-74, Jan. 24, 2015.
- Northern State holds a 50-10 edge in the all-time series against the Beavers, dating back to Jan. 24, 1986. When the teams met Jan. 23 in Aberdeen, BSU fell to then-No. 15 Northern State, 72-44.
Fast Break Bemidji State
- The Beavers, now 6-19 overall, 3-17 in the NSIC, ended its final regular season road series last weekend falling to University of Mary, 55-45 and to Minot State University, 77-50.
- Pacing the offense against U-Mary Friday was Sierra Senske as she posted 13 points, shooting 3-of-10 from the field and went 6-for-7 from the foul line. Senske also led the team with seven rebounds.
- Tatum Sheley led the scoring effort for the Beavers in their loss to Minot State as she put up 14 points coming off the bench. Sheley was 5-of-12 from the floor and sank two three-point shots.
- The Beavers ended last weekend shooting 28 percent from the floor and 24 percent from beyond the arc. BSU went 81 percent shooting from the charity stripe in two games and averaged 31.5 rebounds per contest.
- Redshirt freshman Sierra Senske leads BSU on the season averaging 14.6 points per contest and now ranks 11th among the NSIC top scorers.
- Senske is shooting a team-best .486 from the field, which is also ninth in the NSIC, and is .745 (123-165) from the foul line. She is also leading BSU’s rebounding efforts with a 6.1 per game average and in blocks with 20.
- As a team, the Beavers are shooting .392 from the floor and .296 beyond the arc. BSU ranks eighth in the league for free throw percentage (.734).
Scouting MSU Moorhead
- The Dragons come into the weekend holding a 14-10 overall record and a 13-7 mark in the NSIC.
- MSU Moorhead is on a three-game win streak as it won both games last weekend against University of Minnesota Duluth, 68-59 and St. Cloud State University, 89-56.
- With an 18.5 scoring average, Meghan Roehrich leads the Dragons’ offense and is shooting .445 from the field and .373 from beyond the arc.
- Roehrich is ranked second in the NSIC for scoring with her 18.5 average and tied for first in three-pointers made with a 2.3 average.
- Natalie VanWyhe ranks fifth in the league for assists as she averages 3.9 per contest, while teammate Drew Sannes is sixth in blocked shots with 1.8 per game.
- VanWyhe has also posted an assist/turnover ratio of 1.9 on the season to rank second in the conference.
- As a team, the Dragons are second in the NSIC for rebounding margin posting a +6.0 margin and have the second best free throw shooting percentage (.776) in the league. MSUM is shooting .387 from the field and .315 from three-point range.
Scouting Northern State
- The Northern State Wolves’ enter the weekend 20-6 overall and 14-6 in conference action.
- NSU split its final regular season weekend at home as they fell to St. Cloud State, 61-59, but prevailed over Minnesota Duluth, 79-59.
- Rachel Krogman leads Northern State’s offense, scoring 16.2 points per contest with a total 421 on the season. She is shooting .511 from the floor and is .746 from the foul line (97-130), adding 10.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 2.3 assists per game.
- Krogman is ranked second among the league-best and leads the Wolves in rebounding (10.7), seventh with her 16.2 scoring average and ninth in blocked shots (1.2).
- The Wolves rank in the top-five of multiple NSIC categories, including first in rebounding margin (+10.8), first in assist/turnover ratio (1.3), second in scoring margin (+13.9), third in assists (15.7), fourth in field goal percentage (.434), fourth in blocked shots (4.0) and seventh in turnover margin (+0.88).