|February 15, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CU||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.333 (18-54)||.356 (21-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.273 (3-11)||.250 (3-12)|
|FT Percentage||.714 (10-14)||.700 (7-10)|
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BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – Senior Kate Warmack (C, East Grand Forks, Minn.) recorded 14 points and 13 rebounds in the final home game of her career to help lift the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team to a 52-49 victory Saturday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest. The victory snapped an eight-game losing skid and improved BSU’s record to 9-15 overall and 5-15 in league play.
Overall, BSU shot 35.6 percent from the field and limited Concordia-St. Paul (receiving votes nationally) to only 33.3 percent. Warmack recorded her 11th double-double of the season, while seniors Jessie Althoff (F, Becker, Minn.) totaled 12 points and Morgan Lee (G, Hayword, Wis.) contributed seven, respectfully.
The lead changed three times during the game, while the score was tied four times. BSU scored 11 points off of 12 CU turnovers while also winning the rebounding battle, 43-36.
The score was tied two separate times in the first half as the lead changed one time. Both teams traded buckets early, but Concordia-St. Paul would go on a 9-0 run over 1:16 with 14:20 left in the half to lead 16-6 lead. BSU would counter with a 6-0 run with all points coming off the hands of freshman Allison Cordes (G, Roseville, Minn.) from beyond the arc to allow the Beavers to trail 16-12 with 12:08 remaining in the half.
A couple of BSU fouls would allow Concordia-St. Paul to score five more points from the charity stripe. With the Golden Bears leading 23-16 and 6:22 left in the half, Warmack made two free throws to end a 3:35 scoring draught for the Beavers to move the score to 23-18.
BSU kept chipping away at CU and a jumper by Warmack would tie the contest 25-25 with 3:09 showing on the clock. A jumper by Althoff would give Bemidji State its first lead of the night and Cordes would follow up with another jumper to put the score at 29-25 with 20 ticks left on the clock. CU put down a long 3-pointer with just seconds left, but it wasn’t enough to gain a lead and BSU would go into the locker room clenching a one-point advantage, 29-28.
In the first half the Beavers shot 31.4 percent from field goal range, while the Golden Bears shots 35.7 percent. Both teams shot 42.9 percent from 3-point land.
The Beavers came out strong in the second half and a jumper by Althoff would start a mini 4-0 run to pull ahead 33-28 with 18:57 left in regulation time. Both teams were back-and-forth throughout the next 13 minutes, but BSU never lost their lead. The Beavers committed seven fouls during this time, while the Bears did not post a single foul.
The visiting team would tie the game up at 49-49 with 3:47 remaining, but on the next Bemidji State possession, another Althoff jumper would hand the home team a 51-49 lead that they would not relinquish. Neither team found a bucket for the next three minutes, until a CU foul sent freshman Hanna Zerr, (G, Shakopee, Minn.) to the charity stripe where she downed a free throw to secure a three-point lead, 52-49. The Golden Bears had a shot from long range with three seconds left, but the effort fell short and into the hands of Cordes for the Bemidji State victory.
The Beavers conclude the regular season on the road Feb 22-23 at University of Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State University.
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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).