Bemidji State ends 2014 at rival Minnesota Crookston Friday
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Bemidji State ends 2014 at rival Minnesota Crookston Friday

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team is set to hit the road once again before the holiday break as it heads to Crookston, Minn. to take on University of Minnesota Crookston. Tip off is set for 5 p.m. from Lysaker Gymnasium.

The Series

  • The Beavers hold a 20-15 edge over the Golden Eagles coming into Friday’s game. BSU is 3-2 in the last five meetings as UMC defeated the Beavers in the 2014-15 NSIC opener 66-53 in Bemidji.

Fast Break Bemidji State

  • The Beavers dropped two games on the road in their first NSIC road trip of the season as they fell to Augustana Friday, 83-72 and No. 7 Wayne State Saturday, 99-52.
  • Leading the Beavers in scoring against WSC for the second time this season was Tatum Sheley as she charted 14 points. Sheley ended the weekend charting the second highest point total with 29 points.
  • Sheley leads the squad in scoring with 11.9 points per game on the season.
  • Mikayla Larson not only led the team in rebounds and steals against the Wildcats but her numbers were career-highs with nine rebounds and four steals.
  • Senske recorded her first career double-double as she led the Beavers’ offense with 19 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds against Augustana. Senske shot 8-of-8 from the field and added three free throws in her 32 minutes of action.
  • Senske marked her fifth consecutive game scoring in double-digits with 11 points against Wayne State. She leads the Beavers in rebounding (6.3 RPG), is second on the squad in scoring with 11.8 points per game and ranks third among the league best in field goal percentage (58.6%, 41-70).
  • As a team, BSU hold an assist to turnover ratio of 1.0 compared to its oppoents .90 and it leads opponents in blocks with 3.7 per game.
  • BSU is ranked sixth in the NSIC for blocked shots (3.7 BPG) and sixth in assists (15.3 APG). 

Scouting Minnesota Crookston

  • The Golden Eagles are coming off a weekend on the road where they split against No. 7 Wayne State and Augustana. UMC defeated Wayne State by a final of 67-58 on Friday but fell in overtime to Augustana 97-90 Saturday.
  • Freshman Emily Gruber earned NSIC North Division Player of the Week honors this week as she tallied an NSIC-high 23.5 points per game to go with 6.5 rebounds per game in the Golden Eagles win at No. 7 Wayne State.
  • Pacing the Golden Eagles is Katrina Moenkedick with 14.8 points per game as she shoots 48.6 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. Moenkedick also lead the team in rebounds totaling 46 for an average of 5.1 per game.
  • UMC’s Alexa Thielman is second on the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game and leads in steals recording 20 (2.2 SPG) this season.
  • The Golden Eagles are ranked seventh amongst the league in scoring (70.6 PPG), sixth in steals (8.2 SPG) and sixth in assist to turnover ratio with a +1.44.