|January 16, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||CSP|
|FG Percentage||.443 (27-61)||.446 (29-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.462 (12-26)||.529 (9-17)|
|FT Percentage||.588 (10-17)||.889 (16-18)|
Senske - 2
Senske - 1
Pelzer - 1
Knuti - 1
Rappe - 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhoff Center) -- Junior guard Tatum Sheley reached a career mark Saturday as the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team fell for the second time this weekend in a 83-76 decision at Concordia University-St. Paul. Sheley converted her 100th career 3-pointer for the Beavers (6-10, 2-10 NSIC) in the loss to the Golden Bears (7-9, 3-9 NSIC).
Junior guard Hanna Zerr led the Beavers for the second consecutive night with 18 points while Sheley finished with 13. Second-chance points and points off turnovers proved the difference at the Gangelhoff Center despite 12 3-point field goals from the Beavers.
Sierra Senske started scoring for the Beavers with a layup on the first possession while Aimee Pelzer followed with one of her own. The second score put Bemidji State up by two points, the largest lead of the first half. The Golden Bears followed with a 6-0 run to take the final lead of the first two quarters. Concordia-St. Paul finished the first quarter with a 21-6 lead. After Allie Knuti opened the second quarter with a score for the Beavers, the Golden Bears followed to take a 15-point lead, 33-18, thanks to a 12-0 run.
Allison Cordes scored a layup, her fourth and fifth points of the game, to break the streak and help the Beavers draw closer to end the first half. Bemidji State scored seven of the next nine points to climb within 10 points, while Concordia-St. Paul pulled to a 12-point, 38-26, lead heading into halftime.
While facing a 49-29 deficit three minutes into the third quarter, the Beavers were sparked to a 15-0 run and bring themselves within five points, 49-45. Tatum Sheley aided in the comeback with two 3-pointers, while she later sank another to record her 100th career conversion from 3-point range during her career with Bemidji State. The memorable shot brought the Beavers within four points, 51-47, with 2:20 left in the quarter.
Concordia-St. Paul went on an 8-0 run before finishing the third quarter with a 59-50 lead. The Beavers eventually brought the deficit down to four points, again, as Senske converted one of two free throws with 1:48 remaining in the game. The Golden Bears converted one shot from the field and nine-of-nine free throw attempts the rest of the way to hold on to the win.
The Beavers finished shooting 44.3 percent (27-61) from the field and 46.2 percent (12-26) from behind the arc, while the Golden Bears shot 44.6 percent (29-65) from the floor and 52.9 percent (9-17) from long-range. Concordia-St. Paul led the rebound margin, 38-35, while scoring 26 points off turnovers compared to 16 for Bemidji State.
Senske followed Zerr in scoring with 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Pelzer and Sheley finished with 13 points while Pelzer added seven assists.
Bemidji State returns to the BSU Gymnasium next weekend while hosting Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Beavers will host the Wolves and Dragons for the first of two games against each during the 2015-16 season.
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).