|November 26, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CROWN||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.233 (10-43)||.515 (34-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.167 (2-12)||.304 (7-23)|
|FT Percentage||.563 (9-16)||.625 (10-16)|
Sheley - 3
Pelzer - 3
Senske - 1
Gartner - 1
Sheley - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Junior center Sierra Senske flirted with a double-double Saturday night in the Bemidji State University women's basketball's 85-31 win against Crown College. Senske led all players with 22 points and nine rebounds, finishing the game 10-of-12 from the field in 18 minutes played.
Senske’s attack on the boards set the pace for the night, as Bemidji State outrebounded Crown 45-25. Senior guard Tatum Sheley was the only other player in double-digit scoring with 13 points. Guards Erica Gartner and Aimee Pelzer helped facilitate the scoring offense with nine assists combined. The BSU defense took advantage of Crown mistakes with 41 points off turnovers in the game.
The Beavers began to attack the post early with an inside-out approach, taking a 16-8 lead after the first quarter with 14 points in the paint. Senske scored the first two and last three baskets of the quarter for BSU to head into the second quarter with 10 points. BSU opened the second quarter shooting 6-of-8 from the field to pull ahead 30-11 with 4:23 to go in the half. The game in the post continued to shine as the Beavers scored 16 points in the paint during the quarter to take a 36-14 lead into halftime.
BSU quickly brought the lead to 30 points with a 12-0 run to begin the second half. Crown gave away five turnovers and missed four shots during the run. The Beavers continued the defensive dominance, although the Storm scored 11 points in the third quarter for their only quarter reaching double-digit scoring. Another big run of 14-2 extended BSU’s lead to 50 points, leading 77-27, midway through the final quarter. Crown allowed 26 points off of turnovers in the second half to Bemidji State.
Bemidji State begins its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference weekend Friday, Dec. 2 at University of Minnesota Duluth and Saturday, Dec. 3 at St. Cloud State University. The Beavers tip off against the Bulldogs Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a 4 p.m. start time Saturday against the Huskies.
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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).