Beavers pull away in 82-61 win versus Comets

November 17, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mayville State1613171561
Bemidji State1719252182
Stats at a GlanceMAYBSUW
FG Percentage.380 (19-50) .438 (28-64)
3P FG Percentage.423 (11-26) .471 (8-17)
FT Percentage.750 (12-16) .692 (18-26)
Offensive Rebounds610
Defensive Rebounds3128
Total Rebounds3738
Bench Points1717
PointsJenna Lundon - 14
Aimee Pelzer - 23
ReboundsLiza Hoglo - 12
Katie Miller - 9
AssistsJoelle Ertl - 5
Tatum Sheley - 6
StealsJoelle Ertl - 1
Karleigh Weber - 1
Kendra Heier - 1
Alexia Olson - 1
Aimee Pelzer - 6
BlocksAimee Pelzer - 2
Beavers pull away in 82-61 win versus Comets
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Beavers pull away in 82-61 win versus Comets

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Bemidji State University women’s basketball extended a one-point lead after the first quarter to take an 82-61 win Tuesday night against Mayville State. Junior Aimee Pelzer paced the Beavers (2-0, 0-0 NSIC) while putting up a career-high 23 points against the Comets (4-5, 1-0 NSAA).

Eleven points off turnovers in the first quarter helped BSU offset a shaky start to the game. In the end, the Beavers totaled 33 points off turnovers and again showed off its post play with 30 points in the paint. Pelzer finished shooting 7-of-13 from the field and 5-of-10 from behind the arc, while adding six steals, five assists and five rebounds.

The Beavers got off to a shaky start after gaining a four-point lead in the first quarter as the Comets went on a 12-0 run midway through the period. A distribution of scoring helped shake the early run to close out the quarter on an 11-2 run of their own. A 12-3 run to begin the second quarter pushed the Beavers ahead by 10, 29-19, as Pelzer scored seven during that span. The Comets managed 10 more points through the quarter while costly turnovers led to 14 points for the Beavers and a 36-29 halftime deficit.

Another big run by Bemidji State extended the lead even further coming out of the break. Sophomore Sierra Senske and Pelzer led the way during the run, totaling 11 points in a 16-0 run. The Beavers pushed the lead to a game-high 25 as guard Allison Cordes was fouled following a steal, one of her four on the night. The Comets pulled to within 12 points midway through the final quarter, but post play featuring 12 points in the paint helped seal the game in the end.

Senske finished the game with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Tatum Sheley and Hanna Zerr also reached double-figure scoring. Katie Miller led the team in rebounds with nine while putting up three points, three assists and one steal.

The Beavers shot 43.8 percent (28-64) from the field while converting 47.1 (8-17) from behind the arc. The Comets finished shooting 38 percent (19-50) from the field while making 42.3 percent (11-26) on 3-pointers. The Beavers won the rebound margin, 38-37, and converted 33 points on 25 turnovers.

Bemidji State returns to BSU Gymnasium to host Valley City State University at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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).