Bemidji State opens New Year at home against Minot State and U-Mary
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Bemidji State opens New Year at home against Minot State and U-Mary

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team is set to open the New Year at home playing host to Minot State University and University of Mary, Jan. 2-3. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

The Series

  • BSU is 4-6 all-time against Minot State with a series dating back to Dec. 9, 1988. Minot State currently holds a two-game win streak as it took both games during the 2013-14 season by scores of 94-84 and 74-66.
  • U-Mary holds a 13-3 edge over the Beavers that dates back to Nov. 30, 1984. The last meetings between the teams came during the 2013-14 season where BSU fell in a double overtime game 89-83 and 71-67.

Fast Break Bemidji State

  • The Bemidji State women’s basketball team ended its 2014 portion of the season Dec. 19 as it took on HWY 2 rival University of Minnesota Crookston. Beavers won the second half back and forth battle to head into break with a 71-69 victory over the Golden Eagles.
  • The win over the Golden Eagles marked the first for the Beavers in NSIC action this season and snaped a five-game slide.
  • BSU is now 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
  • Sierra Senske tied a career-high 20 points to lead the Beavers to victory over UMC as she shot 6-of-13 from the field and added eight free throws.
  • Senske marked her sixth consecutive game scoring in double-digits with her 20 points at UMC.
  • Senske is averaging 12.6 points per game on the season to lead the Beavers’ scoring and leads the Beavers in rebounding with 6.3 rebounds per game.
  • Senske ranks third among the league best in field goal percentage (56.6%, 47-83).
  • Aimee Pelzer tied a career-high 18 points at UMC and led BSU’s rebounding tying yet another career-high nine boards.
  • Allison McKee scored a season-high six points against UMC.
  • Leading the block for BSU is Allie Knuti with 1.0 per game, while Allison Cordes leads assists dishing out 3.5 per game.
  • As a team the Beavers are ranked seventh in the NSIC for blocked shots (3.8 BPG) and seventh in assists (14.9 APG).

Scouting Minot State

  • Minot State comes into the match up against the BSU with a 6-6 overall record and a matching 1-5 record in NSIC play.
  • Prior to the holiday break, MSU dropped two games at home, Dec. 19-20, against University of Mary 68-66 and to then No. 20 Michigan Technical University 77-69.
  • Christina Boag leads Minot State’s offense charting 11.6 points per game in eight games played and leads the squad in rebounding as she pulls down an average of 6.9 per game.
  • Katie Hardy follows Boag in scoring with 11.5 points per game.
  • As a team MSU is out shooting its opponents in the field with a 45 percent rating and from beyond the arc with a 31.2 percentage.

Scouting U-Mary

  • U-Mary enters the weekend and the 2015 portion of its schedule owning a 6-6 overall record and a 4-2 mark in NSIC action.
  • Before entering the holiday break, the Marauders went on a three-game winning streak taking down Southwest Minnesota State University 76-70, University of Sioux Falls 62-58 and Minot State 68-66.
  • Brittney Dietz leads the squad scoring 19.4 points per game, to rank second among the league’s best, and shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 31.7 from three-point range.
  • Dietz also leads the team in steals recording 2.4 per game, which puts her fourth in the NSIC.
  • The Marauders rank fifth in the NSIC in scoring with 72.3 points per game and are shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from three-point range on the season.