|February 12, 2011||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUWBB||MSUM|
|FG Percentage||.426 (29-68)||.490 (25-51)|
|3P FG Percentage||.455 (10-22)||.500 (11-22)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (6-8)||.793 (23-29)|
Wessling - 14
Wessling - 4
Thomforde - 4
Borstner - 2
Van Haaften - 2
Thomforde - 1
Mayclin - 1
Dickson - 1
Jetvig - 1
Thomforde - 1
The Beavers cut the Dragons lead down to six with 8:03 left using a 10-3 run led by three pointers from Anna Hebrink (Sr., G, Austin, Minn.) and Morgan Lee (Fr., G, Hayward, Wis.). The Dragons were able to take back control of the game extending the lead back out to 14 with 3:49 left in the game following six consecutive points from Angie Jetvig and MSU Moorhead would not look back.
The Dragons were led by the NSIC’s leading scorer Jetvig with 28 points on nine of 14 shooting and 12 rebounds. Betsy Dickson added 16 points including 12 points from beyond the arc. MSU Moorhead ended the night shooting 25 of 51 from the floor for 49 percent. The Dragons connected on 11 of 22 from three point land for 50 percent. They were 23 of 29 from the charity stripe.
Four players paced the Beavers with double-figure scoring. Freshmen Lee and Ellie Wessling (Fr., G/F, Winsted, Minn.) with 14 points. Melissa Borstner (Fr., G, East Bethel, Minn.) and Colleen McKay (Sr., C, Barnum, Minn.) added 12 points apiece. The Beavers were 29 of 68 from the field for 42.6 percent. They connected on 10 of 22 threes led by Hebrink’s nine points from beyond the arc. The Beavers only had 10 turnovers.
The MSU Moorhead Dragons started out on fire from three-point land in the first half to get out to a 46-34 lead over BSU at the break. The Dragons drained eight of 15 shots from beyond the arc in the opening period for 53.3 percent. MSU Moorhead got out to a quick 10-2 lead in Saturday night’s contest led by Bemidji-product Brittany Mayclin, who tallied eight of the first 10 for MSU Moorhead.
The Beavers ended the opening period on a 9-1 run cutting what was a 20 point lead down to a Dragon 12 point lead. The run started with a put-back of her own missed layup by redshirt freshman Tiffany Van Haaften (G, Chaska, Minn.), who has been gaining more playing time of late after joining the team following soccer season. After a MSU Moorhead miss on the other end, Melissa Borstner took the ball the full length of the court for a layup. Lee and McKay extended the run further with two converted three pointers.
Lee led the Beavers with nine points on two of five shooting from the floor. She was also four of four from the charity stripe. Borstner added seven for BSU while McKay had five in the opening period. The Beavers shot 13 of 36 from the field for 36.1 percent. They were out-rebounded 18-12 by MSU Moorhead. BSU had only five turnovers in the opening period.
The Dragons were led by Jetvig’s 12 points on three of six shooting from the field. Mayclin added eight. Three players had two threes for MSU Moorhead including Mayclin.
The Beavers will return home to wrap up their home conference slate against Minnesota State University and Southwest Minnesota State University.