|December 04, 2010||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UMC||BSUWBB|
|FG Percentage||.569 (29-51)||.328 (22-67)|
|3P FG Percentage||.500 (7-14)||.167 (2-12)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (18-27)||.643 (9-14)|
Wiese - 7
Borstner - 3
Jaroszewski - 1
Zelinsky - 1
BEMIDJI, MINN. - The University of Minnesota, Crookston came out and scored 19 points in the first half for the Golden Eagles before the Beavers could score their first points at the 12:48 mark courtesy of two Samantha Baldwin (Jr., G, St. Thomas, N.D.) converted free-throws. The Beavers put up a fight in the second half but it was too little too late as Minnesota, Crookston upended Bemidji State 83-55 on Saturday evening at BSU Gymnasium. BSU falls to 2-3 (0-2 NSIC). UMC improves to 3-2 (1-1 NSIC).
Minnesota, Crookston was led by four players who scored in double figures. Jamie Zelinsky’s 17 points led all scorers on the game. Megan Eul came off the bench for 16 points and was eight-for-eight from the free-throw line. Bri Zabel added 14 points and Brittani Wiese chipped in 10 points. The Golden Eagles out shot the Beavers 56.9 percent to 32.8 percent. UMC won the battles of the boards by a mark of 41 to 32. Laurie Tyson and Wiese paced the Golden Eagles on the boards with seven apiece.
Bemidji State was paced by Baldwin’s 12 points and seven rebounds. Eight of her points came in the second half. Morgan Lee (Fr., G, Hayward, Wis.) came out of the break with no points but helped the Beavers win the second half, 39-32, with seven second-half points. Fellow freshman Melissa Borstner (G, East Bethel, Minn.) tallied her third double-figure scoring night of her five-game BSU career with 11 on the night. She added four rebounds and three assists.
BSU started the second half on a 8-3 run after a poor performance in the opening half. The Beavers finished the second half shooting 42.9 percent from the field.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston led Bemidji State 51-16 at half. UM Crookston started the game on a 19-0 run. BSU did not score a basket for the first seven minutes of the game.
Eul led the Golden Eagles off the bench with 12 points including shooting six-of-six from the charity stripe. Zelinksy added 10 points for UMC. Hicks scored nine points in the first 11 minutes for the Golden Eagles. Wiese added eight points. Minnesota, Crookston outrebounded BSU 24 to 13 in the first half. The Golden Eagles shot 62.1 percent from the field compared to the Beavers’ 21.9 percent.
BSU didn’t hit their first shot from the field until Colleen McKay (Sr., C, Barnum, Minn.) made a lay-up at the 11 minute mark. McKay and Baldwin led the Beavers with four points apiece in the opening period. Baldwin and Jessie Althoff (So., F/C, Becker, Minn.) led Bemidji State with three rebounds apiece in the first half.
The Beavers fall to 17-8 all-time against the Golden Eagles. Bemidji State will wrap up nonconference play on Tuesday against the College of St. Scholastica before returning to conference play against Winona State University and Upper Iowa University next weekend.