|February 10, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||MSUMW|
|FG Percentage||.357 (20-56)||.500 (30-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.188 (3-16)||.409 (9-22)|
|FT Percentage||.867 (13-15)||.905 (19-21)|
Sheley - 5
Senske - 5
Arrington - 1
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s basketball junior Sierra Senske became the Beavers’ 20th member of BSU’s 1,000th career point club after leading the Beavers with 20 points on the road at No. 16 Minnesota State University, Moorhead. The Beavers fell to the Dragons, 88-56 in the game and fall to 6-17 (3-16 NSIC) on the season while the Dragons improve to 20-3 (17-2 NSIC).
Bemidji State’s two leads of the game came within the games’ first two minutes when the Beavers scored the first bucket of the game from Senske and regained the lead at 4-3 two-minutes later. The Dragons responded by going on a 26-14 scoring run and closed out the first period with a 31-18 lead.
At halftime, the Beavers trailed the No. 16 Dragons 46-29 with MSU Moorhead shooting 51.5 percent from the field including 50 percent (6-of-12) from three-point range. The Beavers shot 38.5 percent (10-fo-26) from the field while Senske led the Beavers with 13 points on five-of-10 shooting. Jacky Volkert led the Dragons with 13 points while Cassidy Thorson followed with 10. Bemidji State was outrebounded 21-12 in the first half.
Senske became the 20th member of the 1,000-point club in BSU women’s basketball history with 2:51 left to play in the third quarter but the Beavers could never close in on Dragons and fell 88-56 at the final buzzer. BSU closest margin with the Dragons in the second-half was 17 at 9:17 of the third quarter.
Minnesota State, Moorhead finished the game shooting 50.0 percent (30-of-60) from the field and 40.9 percent (9-of-22) from three-point range while going 19-of-21 from the free throw line. For the Beavers, they shot 35.7 percent (20-of-56) from the field, 18.8 percent (3-of-16) from beyond the arc and 13-of-15 from the free throw line.
Senske finished her night two points shy of a career-high but led the Beavers with 20 points (7-of-17) including a perfect six-for-six from the free throw line. Senior Allison Cordes followed with nine points on four-of-five shooting while three Beavers tied for the team lead with five rebounds, including Senske.
Bemidji State continues play on the road tomorrow by traveling to Aberdeen, S.D., to face Northern State University. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).