|February 07, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||MINOT||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.492 (30-61)||.348 (23-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.385 (5-13)||.364 (8-22)|
|FT Percentage||.692 (9-13)||.857 (12-14)|
Boag - 3
Hardy - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – In a battle of the Beavers, Minot State University visited the BSU Gymnasium and posted a 74-66 victory against host Bemidji State University in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women's basketball game. Bemidji State fell to 8-13 overall, 4-13 in NSIC play.
Senior Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) guided BSU with 18 points (4-for-8 from ling range), followed by seniors Jessie Althoff (F, Becker Minn) totaling 12 points and Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) contributing 11. Freshman Allison Cordes (G, Roseville, Minn.) added nine points to the score sheet and was 3-for-5 from downtown.
Minot State outshot the BSU Beavers 49.2 percent to 34.8 percent in the game. Bemidji State hit eight 3-pointers, compared to five from MISU.
Minot State came out strong in the first half, but a 3-pointer by Lee would put the game within one point at 4-3 with 16:58 left. Just seven minutes later Minot State would increase the score to 21-12 with 9:59 remaining in the half. During this time Minot State was shooting 53 percent from the field, while forcing Bemidji State to only shoot 27 percent.
Bemidji State would not score for a seven minute stretch and Minot State took its’ largest lead of the half at 25-12 with 7:14 remaining, but a free throw by freshman Katie Miller (C, Waseca, Minn.) with 4:23 showing on the game clock would start a 12-2 run for the Bemidji State Beavers that would cut the deficit to just three and BSU would head into the locker room trailing 27-24.
Despite Bemidji State contributing eight points from the bench and winning the free throw matchup 5-1, Minot State dominated the BSU Beavers in the paint scoring 14 points compared to only eight for BSU.
The second half started quick with both teams going back-and-forth and BSU again would come within three to make the score 33-30 with 16:28 left on the clock, but Minot State would go on a 21-3 run during six minutes of game time, which would put the home team in a situation where it couldn’t catch back up. Lee broke the drought with a pair of consecutive shots from downtown to put the BSU Beavers within 15 and 9:39 left, but the closest Bemidji State would come was 72-64 with less than 20 seconds left in the game, falling, 74-66.
The Beavers look to move to snap a six-game losing streak as they host University of Mary Saturday at 4 p.m.
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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).