Beavers set program record in 110-44 win against Storm

November 14, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Crown (MN)86121844
Bemidji State29193824110
Stats at a GlanceCROBSUM
FG Percentage.315 (17-54) .565 (39-69)
3P FG Percentage.176 (3-17) .308 (4-13)
FT Percentage.467 (7-15) .875 (28-32)
Offensive Rebounds1319
Defensive Rebounds1428
Total Rebounds2747
Bench Points1942
PointsKayla Carter - 9
Sierra Senske - 21
ReboundsKatie Hinkle - 5
Hanna Zerr - 8
AssistsKatie Hinkle - 3
Hanna Zerr - 5
Aimee Pelzer - 5
StealsAndrea Besa - 3
Hanna Zerr - 4
Sierra Senske - 4
BlocksAllie Knuti - 2
Beavers set program record in 110-44 win against Storm
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Beavers set program record in 110-44 win against Storm

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team began Saturday night’s game against Crown College with a 20-point run, leading to a 110-44 win in the team’s season-opener at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (1-0, 0-0 NSIC) added 60 points in the paint while also scoring 35 points off turnovers to set a program record 110 points in a game.

Sophomore Sierra Senske led the team to its highest score since putting up 108 points during the 2009-10 season. After opening the first two quarters with 48 points, the Beavers finished with 62 in the final two. Five Beaver student-athletes ended in double-digit scoring in the blowout win.

The Beavers began the night with a 20-0 run to take control of the game early, also going on a 6-0 run to end the first quarter. Senske put up 10 of her 21 points during the first quarter, outscoring the entire Crown team. The Storm finished the first quarter with eight points and the second with six.

The Storm struck first in the second quarter, converting a fastbreak layup to reach double-digits. Bemidji State forced seven turnovers from that point to go on a 17-0 run. The Beavers allowed one free throw and a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the half with a 48-14 lead.

BSU scored the majority of its points in the third quarter coming out of the break. Nine turnovers by Crown led to 16 points off turnovers for Bemidji State while scoring 38 points in the quarter and taking an 86-26 lead into the fourth quarter.

In the closing quarter, the Beavers utilized the bench while adding 19 points and five from starters. BSU went on a 10-0 run midway through the fourth quarter for the final blow to CC, finishing with the 110-44 win.

Senske led the game with 21 points while adding four rebounds, four steals and two assists. Hanna Zerr (16 points), Tatum Sheley (15 points), Sarah Durand (12 points) and Aimee Pelzer (11 points) also reached the double-digit plateau. Pelzer and Zerr led the game with five assists each.

From the field, Bemidji State shot 56.5 percent (39-69) while allowing 31.5 percent (17-54). The Beavers added 28-of-32 from the free throw line (87.5 percent) compared to 7-of-15 (46.7 percent) for the Storm. BSU won the rebound advantage 47-27 while also adding 23 second-chance points.

Bemidji State turns around for another home game Tuesday against Mayville State University at 6 p.m. in BSU Gymnasium.

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)