February 21, 20141st2ndFinal
Bemidji State232750
Minnesota Duluth363672
Stats at a GlanceBSUWUMDW
FG Percentage.362 (17-47) .377 (26-69)
3P FG Percentage.400 (6-15) .375 (9-24)
FT Percentage.714 (10-14) .786 (11-14)
Offensive Rebounds724
Defensive Rebounds2124
Total Rebounds2848
Bench Points1525
PointsLee - 12
Newman - 16
ReboundsAlthoff - 4
TEAM - 4
Kerkhoff - 9
AssistsLee - 2
Newman - 4
StealsZerr - 2
Althoff - 2
Newman - 4
BlocksWarmack - 2
Dillinger - 1
Newman - 1
Salmon - 1
Beavers fall on the road to Bulldogs, 72-50
Friday, February 21, 2014
Beavers fall on the road to Bulldogs, 72-50
Photo Courtesy of Joe Hansen (UMD Sports Information)

DULUTH, Minn. (Romano Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team suffered a 72-50 loss at University of Minnesota Duluth Friday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest at Romano Gymnasium.

The Beavers (9-16, 5-16 NSIC) allowed 24 offensive rebounds and turned the ball over 20 times in the loss, as UMD (13-12, 10-11 NSIC) recorded 19 second chance points and 23 points off turnovers. Minnesota Duluth only shot 37.7 percent from the field, but totaled 22 more attempts than the Beavers to allow more opportunity for points. The Beavers shot 36.2 percent from the field.

Senior Morgan Lee (G, Hayword, Wis.) led BSU with 12 points and added three rebounds and two assists. Freshman Hanna Zerr, (G, Shakopee, Minn.) added 10 points, three rebounds and two steals.

The first seven minutes were a back-and-forth battle between the two teams and after a 4-0 Beaver run, the game was tied 13-13 with 11:23 remaining in the first half, forcing a UMD timeout. The Bulldogs regrouped and posted an 8-0 run following the timeout and owned a 21-13 lead until Zerr stopped the bleeding with a 3-pointer with 9:38 left.

With 5:07 remaining, the BSU deficit was eight at 26-18, but the Bulldogs continued to apply the pressure and opened their largest lead of the game at 11 with 2:22 left and a 31-20 lead.

The deficit went to 13 with just four seconds left, as Minnesota Duluth entered the locker room with a 36-23 lead. BSU was outrebounded by 13 (27-14), 13 of which were on the offensive glass, allowing nine second chance points for UMD in the first half.

It was all Bulldogs to start the second half, as the home team scored the first seven points of the frame. BSU’s first bucket came with 17:06 left in regulation, as the Beavers trailed 43-25. At the first media timeout with 14:39 left, the road team’s deficit was 47-26.

The Beavers trailed by 30 at 58-28 after a Bulldog 11-0 run and 11:24 showing on the game clock. BSU got as close as 19 before falling by 22.  

Next Up

The Beavers conclude the regular season Feb. 22 at St. Cloud State University.

For more information on the Bemidji State women’s basketball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BemidjiStateWBB or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BemidjiStateWomen’sBasketball or facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Multimedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.

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).