Beavers return home to host Minot State and U-Mary
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Beavers return home to host Minot State and U-Mary

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team (8-12, 4-12 NSIC) returns to the BSU Gymnasium to begin a four-game homestand against Minot State University (14-6, 10-6 NSIC) and University of Mary (11-8, 9-7 NSIC) for two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games. BSU and MISU are set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, while Saturday’s contest versus U-Mary is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.

[BSU Notes] [MISU Notes] [U-Mary Notes] [NSIC Notes]

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The Beavers
The Beavers have lost five straight (four in a row on the road) after they dropped contests at Southwest Minnesota State (76-64) and Sioux Falls (82-73) Jan. 31-Feb. 1. Senior Kate Warmack established some important career milestones on the weekend. Friday she became the 17th player in BSU program history to reach 1,000 career points, while Saturday, her 119th career block moved her into first at Bemidji State in all-time blocks. She totaled 25 rebounds on the weekend and moved into eighth on BSU’s all-time list. Senior Morgan Lee has recorded four straight games with 20 or more points and ranks third in the NSIC in scoring with 17.8 points per game. She sits seventh all-time in scoring at BSU and is 99 points shy of reaching sixth. Her 199 career 3-pointers is fourth all-time. 

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 10 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 54.6 percent shooting sits 32nd in the nation, while the 10.3 rebounds is 34th and her 1.9 blocks per game (38 total) is 40th nationally.
• Warmack surpassed 1,000 career points (1,025 points) Jan. 31 and become the school’s all-time blocks leader (119 blocks) Feb. 1. She ranks eighth all-time on the rebounding list with 650 rebounds and is the only player in BSU history to total more than 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 100 blocks in a career.
Morgan Lee’s 2.5 3-pointers per game is fourth in the conference and sits 41st in the nation. Her 42.4 shooting percentage from long range is second in the NSIC and 19th 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 20th nationally.
• Bemidji State pulled down 58 rebounds against Finlandia (Nov. 19) to tie for the second most rebounds in a game by any NSIC team.  

The Beavers
Minot State (14-6, 10-6 NSIC) was 6-1 in its last seven games before suffering a pair of road losses at Concordia-St. Paul (68-63) and then-No. 24 Minnesota State (80-62) Jan. 31-Feb. 1. MISU was receiving votes in the national poll entering the weekend. Carly Boag has led the team in scoring in 13 games this season and owns 21.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game to rank first and fifth in the NSIC, respectfully. The Beavers lead the NSIC in field goal percentage this season, shooting at a 46.7 percent clip.   

All-time Series vs. the Beavers
On the road Jan. 25, BSU lost 94-84 to Minot State. All-time, Bemidji State is 4-6 against MISU. Last season at home, BSU posted a 63-51 victory.

The Marauders
U-Mary (11-8, 9-7 NSIC) had won six straight before suffering a couple losses on the road Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at then-No. 24 Minnesota State (84-68) and Concordia-St. Paul (74-55). The Marauders have four players averaging 9.4 points per game or more. U-Mary is guided by Linda Murray’s 16.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Brittney Dietz owns 16.2 points per game. The Marauders rank second in the league in blocks per game (4.7 bpg).   

All-time Series vs. the Marauders
All-time the Beavers hold a 3-12 record against U-Mary. On the road Jan. 24, BSU lost 89-83 (2OT) to U-Mary. BSU is 1-4 in the last five meetings, which includes a 78-63 loss at home last season.

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 x2
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 seventh all-time on Bemidji State’s scoring list with 1,284 points.

Senior center Kate Warmack became the 17th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points when she converted on a bucket in the first half of a road contest at Southwest Minnesota State Jan. 31. Her 1,025 career points ranks 15th all-time.

Lee for Threeeee
Senior Morgan Lee has knocked down 199 3-pointers in her career to sit fourth on BSU’s all-time 3-pointers made list. 

Block Party
Senior Kate Warmack swatted away her 119th career block Feb. 1 to become Bemidji State’s all-time blocks leader. She owns 38 blocks this season, which stands fifth on BSU’s single season blocks list and serves as her career-high.

Bringin’ down the Boards
Senior Kate Warmack has recorded 12 games with 10 or more rebounds this season and 26 contests in her career. She owns 650 career boards to sit eighth on BSU’s career top 10 list. Her 206 rebounds this season is a career-high and is 23 boards from reaching BSU’s top 10 single season rebounds 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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