Beavers travel to Winona State and Upper Iowa, Jan. 30-31
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Beavers travel to Winona State and Upper Iowa, Jan. 30-31

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University women's basketball hits the road once again this weekend to take on Winona State University and Upper Iowa University, Jan. 30-31. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

The Series

  • The Beavers own a 43-31 edge in the all-time series against Winona State that dates back to 1973. In the last five games, Winona State is 4-1 over BSU with the Beavers last win Dec. 9, 2011 by a score of 69-62.
  • With a series starting Dec. 28, 2004, the Beavers hold a 13-4 lead in the all-time series with Upper Iowa. Bemidji State is 4-1 in the last five meetings, taking a 64-59 victory last season Jan. 4, 2014.

Fast Break Bemidji State

  • Bemidji State hit the road this last weekend to take on then-No. 15 Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead for its first set of two road weekends. The Beavers fell to both teams by scores of 72-44 and 94-74, respectively.
  • Freshman Afton Kuehndorf earned her first collegiate start in the Beavers loss to Northern State, scoring three points in her 17 minutes of action.
  • The Beavers were paced by redshirt freshman Sierra Senske on the weekend averaging 18.5 points per game including 23 points against MSU Moorhead Saturday. She has now led BSU’s single-game scoring 11 times this season.
  • Senske now ranks 11th in the league for scoring with a 14.8 average after 19 games played and ranks fourth in field goal percentage, posting a 51.9 rating. 
  • On the weekend, Senske shot 42.3 percent (11-of-26) and 88.2 percent (15-17) from the foul line.
  • BSU recorded its best free throw percentage of the season going 18-for-20 (90%) from the foul line against the Dragons.
  • The Beavers are currently shooting 40 percent from the floor and 29.6 percent from three-range. 
  • BSU is shooting 72.3 percent from the foul line to rank 10th in the league.
  • Allison Cordes not only leads the Beavers in assists with a 3.2 per game average, she ranks in the top-10 amongst the league-best. Cordes also ranks eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.4).

Scouting Winona State

  • The Warriors enter into the weekend owning a 13-5 overall record and a 9-5 mark in conference action.
  • WSU comes off a two-game slide this last weekend as they fell to Augustana College 74-71 and to Wayne State College 64-44 on the road.
  • Kayla Timmerman leads the Warriors’ offense averaging 11.4 points per contest, while shooting 53.3 percent (88-of-165) from the floor and 28.6 percent (2-of-7) from beyond the arc. Timmerman’s field goal percentage ranks second amongst the league-best.
  • Timmerman also leads in rebounding (6.7 RPG) and in blocks (2.1 BPG) for the Warriors. Her blocks average puts her third in the NSIC.
  • Winona State is currently shooting similar to the Beavers as they are 43.3 percent from the field to be ranked fourth in the NSIC but earning a 37.6 percent rating from three-point range which is good for second in the league.
  • Winona State’s Kali Hackmann leads the NSIC in three-point percentage, going 18-of-36 for a 50 percent rating.
  • The Warriors are also ranked in the league’s top-10, including third in scoring margin (+10.3), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.1), sixth in free throw percentage (.743), sixth in blocks (4.1 BPG), eighth in assists (14.4 APG), ninth in scoring (68.2 PPG) and 10th in steals (6.9 SPG).

Scouting Upper Iowa

  • Upper Iowa comes into the weekend holding a 5-13 overall record and a 3-11 mark in the NSIC.
  • The Peacocks are also coming off a two-game slide on the road last weekend, falling to Wayne State 69-38 and to Augustana 87-65.
  • Pacing the Peacocks is Lauren Buck with 15.6 points per game, while teammate Lindsay Carroll is second averaging 12.7 points a game.
  • Buck also leads the squad in rebounding (11.8), blocks (1.2) and steals (1.0), while Carroll leads in assists (3.6).
  • Upper Iowa ranks eighth in the NSIC for its blocked shots average of 3.4 per contest.
  • UIU is currently shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 29.9 percent from the arc but are taking advantage at the foul line, shooting 76.4 percent. With its free throw percentage, the Peacocks rank second in the NSIC leader board.