November 01, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lakehead (CAN)1512181964
Bemidji State1913211770
Stats at a GlanceBEM
FG Percentage.357 (25-70) .481 (26-54)
3P FG Percentage.154 (2-13) .294 (5-17)
FT Percentage.706 (12-17) .650 (13-20)
Offensive Rebounds159
Defensive Rebounds2332
Total Rebounds3841
Bench Points1418
PointsJerika Baldin - 15
Sierra Senske - 20
ReboundsGillian Lavoie - 11
Sierra Senske - 10
AssistsJerika Baldin - 3
Hanna Zerr - 5
StealsKatelyn Andrea - 3
Aimee Pelzer - 2
BlocksAmanda Miller - 1
Jerika Baldin - 1
Aimee Pelzer - 1
Sarah Durand - 1
Tatum Sheley - 1
Sierra Senske - 1
Senske double-double leads to Bemidji State sweep of Lakehead
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Senske double-double leads to Bemidji State sweep of Lakehead

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – Sophomore center Sierra Senske recorded a double-double in the Bemidji State University women’s basketball 70-64 win over Lakehead University in the team’s final exhibition of the season. An eight-point lead through three quarters was enough to hold off a late comeback by the Thunderwolves.

Junior guard Tatum Sheley scored the first seven points of the game for BSU, finishing the quarter with as many points. The Beavers used a balanced attack from the post and beyond the arc in taking a seven-point lead mid-way through the first quarter. The Thunderwolves kept up thanks in part to second-chance points, totaling six in the first quarter.

Lakehead kept the deficit close throughout the game, but were never able to take a lead. Bemidji State created a small separation to end the first half and pushed the lead to seven again to open the second half. Senske recorded four rebounds in both the first and third quarters to create a spark for the Beavers.

The Beavers grabbed its first double-digit lead of the day at the beginning of the fourth quarter, 55-45. Lakehead continued on a 5-0 run before Bemidji State went on an 8-0 run to increase the lead to 13 points. After each team traded scores, the Thunderwolves connected on two 3-pointers and a lay-up off a turnover for an 8-0 run of its own to put the Beavers’ lead at 65-60. Bemidji State’s 14 points in the paint during the fourth quarter was enough to hold off Lakehead in the 70-64 win.

Bemidji State finished the day shooting 48.1% (26-of-54) from the field and 29.4% (5-of-17) from beyond the arc. Lakehead shot 35.7% (25-70) from the field and 15.4% (2-13) from 3-point. The Beavers grabbed 41 rebounds on the day compared to 38 for the Thunderwolves, 15 coming as offensive boards.

Senske led the game in scoring with 20 points while Sheley followed with 17. Senske recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds. Junior guard Hanna Zerr led the way in assists with five.

Bemidji State has two weeks off before opening the 2015-16 regular season at home against Crown College Nov. 14. The Beavers and Storm will tip-off at 6 p.m.

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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).