Beavers start four-game road stint at #15 Northern State and MSU Moorhead
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Beavers start four-game road stint at #15 Northern State and MSU Moorhead

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women's basketball team is set to start a four-game road stint Jan. 23-24 as it travels to No. 15 Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. 

The Series

  • In the all-time series against Northern State, the Wolves hold a 49-10 edge over the Beavers dating back to Jan. 24, 1986. The Beavers are 2-3 in the last five meetings, earning their last win 64-57 over NSU, Jan. 26, 2013.
  • MSU Moorhead holds a 59-39 lead in the all-time series against Bemidji State since the teams first meeting in 1974. The Beavers last victory over the Dragons came Dec. 2, 2011 with a 75-68 win.

Fast Break Bemidji State

  • The Beavers hosted their first ever games at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. as they took on Minnesota State Friday and Concordia-St. Paul Saturday. BSU fell in both games, 80-63 to the Mavericks and 103-84 to the Golden Bears.
  • Sierra Senske finished the weekend with a 14.0 average as she contributed 14 points in each game and shot 100 percent from the foul line, sinking all 10 of her free throws against the Mavericks.
  • Sophomore Hanna Zerr led the squad with 16 points in the Beavers loss to Minnesota State. Zerr averaged 11.0 points a game on the weekend and shot 7-of-19 from the field and was 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
  • Zerr’s free throw shooting against the Mavericks is a new season-high and she marked a season-best in rebounds with eight.
  • Allison Cordes put up 11 points against Concordia-St. Paul Saturday to tie her career-high for the fourth time and third time this season.
  • Recording a new season-high with seven points against the Golden Bears was Allison McKee, shooting 3-of-5 from the floor, including draining one three point shot.
  • The Beavers upped their shooting on the weekend as they shot 43.9 percent from the field Saturday, including 9-of-21 from beyond the arc. BSU’s 42.9 percent from beyond the arc against Concordia-St. Paul marks a season-best.
  • BSU went 17-of-21 from the charity stripe for an 81 percent rating against Concordia-St. Paul, which is its second-best percentage since Dec. 5 against St. Cloud State with an 83.3 percent rating.
  • The Beavers only committed seven turnovers compared to the Golden Bears 10 for their lowest in a single game this season.
  • In the NSIC, BSU is ranked eighth in field goal percentage (.408), 10th in free throw percentage (.717) and 10th in assist/turnover ratio (0.9).

Scouting Northern State

  • The No. 15 Northern State Wolves’ enter the weekend to host the Beavers with a 15-3 overall record and a 9-3 mark in conference action.
  • NSU is coming off a two-game slide as it dropped two last weekend at Southwest Minnesota State University 53-52 and University of Sioux Falls 58-51.
  • Rachel Krogman leads Northern State’s offense, scoring 14.9 points per contest with a total 268 on the season. She is shooting 49.5 percent (105-212) from the floor and is 71.6 percent from the foul line (58-81), adding 1.4 blocks and 2.6 assists per game.
  • Krogman is ranked second among the league-best and leads the Wolves in rebounding (10.8 RPG), eighth in blocked shots (1.4 BPG) and 10th with her 14.9 scoring average.
  • The Wolves rank in the top-five of multiple NSIC categories, including first in rebounding margin (+11.2), first in assists (15.7 APG), first in assist/turnover ratio (1.3), second in scoring margin (+15.8), third in field goal percentage (.434), fourth in blocked shots (4.4 BPG) and fifth in turnover margin (+1.72).

Scouting MSU Moorhead

  • The Dragons come into the weekend holding an 8-8 overall record and a 7-5 mark in the NSIC after splitting last weekend on the road. MSUM lost in an overtime battle to Sioux Falls 76-71 but prevailed against Southwest Minnesota State to end the weekend 79-53.
  • With an 18.1 scoring average, Meghan Roehrich leads the Dragons’ offense and is shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. Roehrich has the best shooting percentages on the squad.
  • Roehrich is tied for first in the NSIC for three-pointers made with a 2.3 average, third in scoring with her 18.1 average,
  • Natalie VanWyhe ranks sixth in the league for assists as she averages 3.4 per contest, while teammate Drew Sannes is sixth in blocked shots with 1.8 per game. VanWyhe has also posted an assist/turnover ratio of 1.9 on the season to rank second in the conference.
  • As a team, the Dragons are third in the NSIC for rebounding margin posting a +4.1 margin and outrebounding their opponents 40.1 to 35.9 a game. MSUM is shooting 37.6 percent from the field and 28.5 percent from three-point range.