|February 01, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||SF|
|FG Percentage||.368 (25-68)||.371 (26-70)|
|3P FG Percentage||.350 (7-20)||.444 (16-36)|
|FT Percentage||.842 (16-19)||.636 (14-22)|
Lee - 3
Malloy - 5
Ulmer - 3
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Stewart Center) – Senior Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) swatted away her 119th career block early in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest at University of Sioux Falls Saturday to become Bemidji State University women's basketball's all-time blocks leader. BSU lost the contest 82-73 to move to 8-12 overall and 4-12 in NSIC play.
Just two minutes into the contest, Warmack notched the record-breaking block, just a night after the senior surpassed 1,000 career points. She totaled a team-high 22 points and added 14 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season and 12th game with 10 or more rebounds. She totaled 25 rebounds on the weekend and with 650 career boards, sits eighth all-time at BSU.
Senior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) recorded her fourth straight and eighth total game with 20 or more points, as she totaled 21 points on 5-for-10 shooting from downtown. Senior Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) added 14 points and nine rebounds. Freshman transfer Aimee Pelzer (G, Upsala, Minn.) totaled 10 points off the bench.
The Beavers (8-12, 4-12 NSIC) shot 36.8 percent from the field. The Cougars (12-8, 8-8 NSIC) knocked down 16 3-pointers (16 of their 26 shots made) on 36 attempts for a 44.4 percentage from beyond the arc. BSU only committed 12 turnovers, but USF totaled 22 points off those miscues.
The Beavers didn’t find their first point until four minutes had ticked away, as freshman Tatum Sheley (G, Backus, Minn.) converted on a jumper, as BSU trailed 7-2. The Beavers faced a 12-4 deficit with 15:56 remaining, but would post an 11-7 run to get within four at 19-15 on a Warmack jumper with 11:55 left.
BSU would again struggle and USF would open a 33-18 lead with 5:53 showing on the game clock. The Beavers went on an 8-0 run, thanks to five points from Pelzer, to cut the deficit to seven at 33-26 with 3:51 left. Bemidji State would only be able to record just two points the rest of the half, as USF posted back-to-back 3-pointers to end the run and hit a ninth first-half three in the last minute to take the 42-28 lead into the break.
Sioux Falls led by 21 at 59-38 with 12:25 remaining, but the Beavers didn’t fold and got within nine at 64-55 with 8:11 to go. The three seniors scored all the points in the 17-5 run, guided by nine from Warmack. Unfortunately the Cougars would respond with back-to-back 3-pointers to increase the lead to 15. BSU would again cut the deficit to nine, but this time there was less than a minute remaining and it was a little too late to complete the comeback.
The Beavers look to snap a five-game losing streak Feb. 7-8 when they begin a four-game homestand, as Minot State University and University of Mary visit 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).