|January 18, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
Northern State University
|Stats at a Glance||NSU||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.473 (26-55)||.364 (20-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.222 (2-9)||.211 (4-19)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (15-18)||.733 (11-15)|
Zerr - 4
Warmack - 4
Sheley - 4
Althoff - 2
Warmack - 2
Deadrick - 1
Warmack - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North leaders, Northern State University, visited BSU Gymnasium Saturday and handed the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team a 69-55 loss. The Beavers fell to 8-8 overall and 4-8 in NSIC play, while the Wolves moved to 14-2, 10-2 in league play.
The Beavers were guided by senior Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, N.D.), who totaled 16 points and four rebounds. BSU shot 37.0 percent from the field, while NSU posted a 47.3 percentage. Junior Melissa Youngblut (F, Davenort, Iowa) added 11 points, while senior Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) contributed nine points.
The Wolves, who entered the contest on an eight-game winning streak, dominated the rebounding battle 45-24 (14-7 offensive boards) with 20 points coming off of second chances compared to only six points for BSU. The Beavers forced 14 Wolves turnovers and scored nine points off those miscues.
Northern State came out strong in the first half going up 6-2 with 17:52 remaining, but a layup by Warmack would put the Beavers within two just seconds later. The game remained close for the next several minutes, but NSU would go on a 6-0 run to push the lead to 18-11 with 9:33 left in the first half.
BSU would come within two points just two minutes later with a jumper from senior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward Wis.) to put the score at 24-22, but the Wolves would counter with a 10-3 run to increase the lead to 34-25 with 2:27 left in the half. The Beavers went into the locker room trailing NSU 36-27.
Both teams battled hard in the second half, but NSU would take its’ largest lead of the night at 42-29 with 16:24 remaining in the game. BSU would continue to fight and came within 10 points with a layup by Warmack to make the score 51-41 with 9:31 left on the clock.
NSU would counter and go on an 11-5 run to boost their lead 62-46 with 3:28 left in regulation time. Freshman Tatum Sheley (G, Backus, Minn.) would make two free throws to start a 6-0 run for the Beavers with 2:15 left in game time to make the score 62-51, but NSU would make five free throws down the stretch to secure the14-point victory.
The Beavers head to Bismarck, N.D. to take on University of Mary Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., then take on Minot State University Jan. 25 in a 4 p.m. meeting.
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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).