|January 03, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WSU-W||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.414 (24-58)||.167 (10-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.316 (6-19)||.000 (0-20)|
|FT Percentage||.471 (8-17)||.550 (11-20)|
TEAM - 8
Lee - 1
Reichert - 1
Pelzer - 1
Cordes - 1
Sheley - 1
Roelofs - 2
Andrist - 1
Roelofs - 1
Zerr - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team fell 62-31 to Winona State University Friday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest at the BSU Gymnasium.
The Beavers (6-5, 2-5 NSIC) shot just 16.7 percent from the field (10-for-60) and missed on all 20 3-point attempts. WSU (8-3, 4-3 NSIC) posted a 41.4 percentage from the field. BSU was outscored 24-12 in the paint. The Beavers and Warriors each had 46 rebounds, while BSU came down with 25 offensive boards, but was only able to produce six, second chance points. Bemidji State had been averaging 73.8 points per game in conference play and entered the contest fifth in 3-point percentage in league games with a 38.2 percent mark.
Senior forward Jessie Althoff (Becker, Minn.) totaled 10 points for BSU. The Warriors held senior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) to just two points after she was averaging 18.7 points per game to sit fourth in the NSIC. Senior Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) was held to four points (owned 17.9 points per game entering - sixth in the NSIC), while she added seven rebounds.
The Beavers and Warriors traded buckets early and with 18:18 left in the first half, the Beavers led 6-5 after a jumper from Althoff. BSU would fail to find a bucket during the next four minutes of play, allowing WSU to open a 13-7 lead with 15:12 remaining in the half.
After ending the drought, BSU continued to struggle, as the Warriors posted a 12-4 run during 5:30 of game time to take the 15 point lead at 25-10 and 9:37 showing. A pair of Warmack free throws stopped the bleeding, but the road team continued to apply pressure and held a 30-12 lead with 4:20 remaining in the opening half.
WSU entered the locker room with a 20-point lead at 36-16. The Beavers shot just 24.1 percent from the field in the first half.
BSU was never able to cut the deficit below 20 in the second frame as it shot 9.7 percent from the field. The lead hit 30 for the first time midway through the half before settling at 31, 62-31.
The Beavers host Upper Iowa University at 4 p.m. Saturday at BSU Gymnasium.
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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).