Beavers wrap four-game road trip Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at SMSU, USF
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Beavers wrap four-game road trip Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at SMSU, USF

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team (8-10, 4-10 NSIC) puts a wrap on a four-game road trip Jan. 31-Feb. 1, as it travels to Southwest Minnesota State University (3-15, 1-13 NSIC) and University of Sioux Falls (10-8, 6-8 NSIC) for two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games. BSU and SMSU are set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, while Saturday’s contest versus USF is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.

[BSU Notes] [SMSU Notes] [USF Notes] [NSIC Notes]

Media Information
Local Radio:
Talk Radio 1360 AM
         Play-by-Play:
Mark Ricci
Online Audio:
http://beaverradionetwork.com/?cat=6
Local TV:
none
Web cast:
http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/bsu.portal
Live Stats at SMSU:
http://smsumustangs.com/custompages/wbball/livestats/xlive.htm?path=wbball
Live Stats at USF:
http://www.usfcougars.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml

The Beavers
The Beavers fell to 8-10 overall and 4-10 in NSIC play Jan. 24-25 when they went 0-2 on an NSIC road trip at U-Mary (89-83 2OT) and Minot State (94-84). Senior Kate Warmack totaled 42 points on the weekend and now sits just two points shy of becoming the 17th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. She recorded 18 rebounds to move into 10th all-time at Bemidji State in career rebounds (622), while her seven blocks placed her just six swats away from becoming BSU’s all-time blocks leader. In the NSIC in 2013-14, Warmack ranks third in blocks (1.8 bpg), third in rebounding (10.1 rpg), fourth in field goal percentage (55%) and sixth in scoring (16.9 ppg). Senior Morgan Lee totaled 53 points last weekend and now averages a team-high (fourth in the NSIC) 17.3 points per game.   

Fast Break
• Warmack has twice posted a career-high 17 rebounds, which stands tied for second most in the NSIC this season for rebounds in a game.
• Warmack has nine double-doubles this season to rank second in the NSIC and 10th nationally. Since 1993-94, the BSU record for most double-doubles in a season is 12 by Stephanie Peterson in 2006-07.
• Her 55 percent shooting sits 30th in the nation, while the 10.1 rebounds is 34th.
Morgan Lee’s 2.4 3-pointers per game is fourth in the conference and sits 49th in the nation. Her 40.5 shooting percentage from long range is 38th nationally.
• Lee knocked down seven 3-pointers versus Western State (Nov. 16) to sit tied for first in the league for most 3-pointers in a game. The mark also ranks tied for 18th nationally.
• The Beavers are 7-5 this season when Lee knocks down two or more 3-pointers.
• Bemidji State pulled down 58 rebounds against Finlandia (Nov. 19) to tie for the most rebounds in a game by any NSIC team.  

The Mustangs
The Mustangs are 3-15 overall and 1-13 in NSIC play with a 2-6 home record. SMSU snapped a 12-game losing streak Jan. 17 against Winona State (65-61), but have lost three straight since the victory. In league play, the Mustangs have the worst points per game average at 58.9. Alison Nagel leads the team as the only player scoring in double-figures, as she is posting 14.7 points per game.   

All-time Series vs. the Mustangs
The Beavers are 32-38 all-time against the Mustangs and 2-1 in the last three meetings, which includes a 57-52 home victory last season.

The Cougars
The Cougars are 10-8 overall and 6-8 in NSIC play. USF had won four straight before suffering a 71-61 loss at then-No. 12 Wayne State Jan. 25. In league play, the Cougars are 3-4 at home. Taylor Varsho and Laura Johnson have led the team in the past five games and this season. Varsho owns 14.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, while Johnson adds 14.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.   

All-time Series vs. the Cougars
BSU and USF have met just twice with each team picking up a victory. Before last season’s 82-70 overtime home loss, the Beavers won 81-79 in a Jan. 5, 1986 meeting in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Warmack Watch
Senior Kate Warmack is nearing or has reached some big career marks in three different categories:
         Scoring (998) – 2 points shy of 1,000 (will be 17th all-time)
         Rebounding (625) – 10th all-time at BSU
         Blocks (113) – 6 shy of becoming the all-time blocks leader at Bemidji State
* If reaches 1,000 career points will become first player at BSU to total 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 100 blocks in a career.


NSIC Player of the Week – Kate Warmack

Senior Kate Warmack recorded a career night Dec. 20 against University of Minnesota Crookston, as she posted 24 points and 17 rebounds to be honored as NSIC Player of the Week, Dec. 23. She shot 9-for-16 (56.3%) from the field and was 6-for-9 (66.7%) from the free throw line with two steals, one block, one assist and just one turnover in 30 minutes of play.

A Grand Accomplishment
Senior guard Morgan Lee became the 16th player in Bemidji State women’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career points with a 29-point effort in BSU’s 85-61 victory over Western State (Colo.), Nov. 16. Lee follows in the footsteps of her father, David Lee, who scored 2,034 points for the Beavers as a student-athlete from 1984-88. She is currently 10th all-time on Bemidji State’s scoring list with 1,240 points.

Lee for Threeeee
Senior Morgan Lee has knocked down 192 3-pointers in her career to sit fourth on BSU’s all-time 3-pointers made list.   

Block Party
Senior Kate Warmack is climbing BSU’s career blocks chart and with 113 career swats, she sits second all-time, trailing Sonia Stehr’s (1984-88) 118 career blocks. She has 32 blocks this season, which stands seventh on BSU’s single season blocks list and four shy of her career-high.

Bringin’ down the Boards
Senior Kate Warmack has recorded 10 games with 10 or more rebounds this season and 24 contests in her career. She owns 625 career boards to sit ninth on BSU’s career top 10 list.

400 Games
Head coach Mike Curfman coached his 400th game in his NCAA Division II head coaching career Jan. 18 in a home game against Northern State.

NSIC Preseason Poll/Player to Watch
The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team was picked to finish 14th in the 2013-14 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Senior guard Morgan Lee (Hayward, Wis.) was named BSU’s Player to Watch. The Beavers earned 45 overall points for 14th, while they were pegged eighth in the NSIC North Division.

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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).

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