February 07, 20151st2ndFinal
Sioux Falls393170
Bemidji State432669
Stats at a GlanceSFBSUW
FG Percentage.415 (27-65) .500 (25-50)
3P FG Percentage.320 (8-25) .563 (9-16)
FT Percentage.471 (8-17) .714 (10-14)
Offensive Rebounds125
Defensive Rebounds2329
Total Rebounds3534
Bench Points2334
PointsVarsho - 15
Senske - 16
ReboundsVarsho - 8
Senske - 11
AssistsVarsho - 11
Cordes - 3
Pelzer - 3
StealsVarsho - 3
Sheley - 2
BlocksKlostergaard - 2
Kuehndorf - 2
Senske - 2
Bemidji State drops a close one to Sioux Falls, 70-69
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bemidji State drops a close one to Sioux Falls, 70-69

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University women’s basketball hosted University of Sioux Falls Cougars this afternoon at BSU Gymnasium. After 40 minutes of close play the Beavers fell to the Cougars in the last seconds by a score of 70-69.

The Beavers, now 6-17 overall, 3-15 in the NSIC, will head back on the road for their final regular season road weekend at University of Mary and Minot State University, Feb. 13-14. The Cougars improve to 15-7 overall and 11-7 in conference action.

Bemidji State Highlights

  • The Beavers came out of the gate strong with their shooting, as they were 55 percent from the field and 75 percent from three-point range at the half.
  • Bemidji State tallied nine 3's, with three coming from Tatum Sheley and Allison McKee and two from Aimee Pelzer.
  • McKee totaled a career-high of 15 points and tied her career-high of nine rebounds, while Sheley and Pelzer contributed 11 and 12 points, respectively.
  • Sierra Senske did work in the paint again tonight for the Beavers, scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds, making it her third double-double of the season. 
  • BSU ended the night shooting 50 percent from the floor and was a season-high 56.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Sioux Falls Highlights

  • Taylor Varsho ended with 15 points and 11 assists for her third double-double this season, first with assists as the secondary stat. Varsho also led the team with eight rebounds that nearly gave her a triple-double.
  • Sam Knecht and Amber Paden each tallied 12 points, while Jaicee Ulmer finished with 10 to round out double-digit scoring.
  • The Cougars ended the night shooting 42 percent from the floor and went 32 percent from the arc.
  • Starter Teagan Molden, won the game for USF with a putback layup with two seconds left on the clock.

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).