|February 08, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||MARY||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.333 (20-60)||.339 (20-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.300 (6-20)||.250 (3-12)|
|FT Percentage||.893 (25-28)||.889 (24-27)|
Warmack - 14
Reichert - 1
Warmack - 1
Cordes - 1
Youngblut - 1
Althoff - 1
Lee - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team fell 71-67 Saturday against visiting University of Mary in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest. Freshman Katie Miller (C, Waseca, Minn.) came off the bench and totaled nine points and a season-high 11 rebounds.
Senior center Kate Warmack (East Grand Forks, Minn.) totaled 14 points, nine rebounds and swatted away a team-high four blocks, while seniors Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) and Morgan Lee (G, Hayward, Wis.) contributed 10 and 14 points, respectively. Bemidji State recorded 27 points from the bench with freshman guards Allison Cordes (Roseville, Minn.) adding nine points and Tatum Sheley (Backus, Minn.) posting six.
BSU (8-14, 4-14 NSIC) shot 33.9 percent from the field and just hit three, 3-pointers on 12 attempts. U-Mary (13-8, 11-7 NSIC) posted an average 33.3 percentage from the field and hit 6-of-20 from downtown. Both teams were even at the line as the Beavers went 24-for-27 (88.9%) and the Marauders went 25-for-28 (89.3%). BSU and U-Mary each totaled 41 rebounds.
Just two minutes into the contest the Beavers were trailing the Marauders 10-3, but a 3-pointer by Lee and a couple of free throws by Althoff would put the score within two at 10-8 with 16:37 left on the clock.
Over the next four minutes the game stayed close and a jumper by Althoff with 11:05 left in the half would tie the score, 19-19. U-Mary would go on to post an 11-2 run to regain the lead, 30-21with 6:46 left on the clock and would take a 10-point lead heading into the locker room, 39-29.
With 13:48 remaining in regulation, the Beavers still faced a 10-point deficit at 50-40, but BSU kept chipping away and the home team would go on a 11-4 run over a six minute stretch that would cut the deficit to just three at 54-51. Four different players scored on the run for the Beavers with four points coming off the hands of Sheley.
With 4:10 left in regulation, a jumper by Warmack would tie the game 58-58 and BSU would take its’ first lead of the night when the Marauders sent Warmack to the line where she made two free throws to move the score to 60-58 with 3:40 remaining.
The Marauders owned a 65-62 lead with 1:17 remaining, but Lee would knock down a dagger from downtown to knot the contest for the sixth time in the game. U-Mary countered with a mini 4-0 run with 27 ticks left on the clock to put the score at 69-65 and the Marauders would secure the victory from the charity stripe to finish the game, 71-67.
The Beavers look to snap a seven-game losing streak Feb. 14-15 when they host Minnesota State University, Mankato and Concordia University, St. Paul in the BSU Gymnasium.
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).