|January 22, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NSU||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.368 (21-57)||.286 (14-49)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (2-7)||.000 (0-11)|
|FT Percentage||.882 (15-17)||.750 (15-20)|
Zerr - 1
Senske - 1
Ristau - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University women's basketball team held close to Northern State University late Friday night, but junior guard Tatum Sheley's double-double wasn't enough in a 59-43 loss. The Beavers (6-11, 2-11 NSIC) pulled within four points in the fourth quarter against the Wolves (14-4, 10-3 NSIC).
Sheley led the Beavers with 12 points and 10 rebounds, the board total serving a career high. Sophomore Seirra Senske also reached double-digit scoring with 11 points, including a score to bring the Beavers within four points of the Wolves in the fourth quarter.
Two minutes into the game, the Beavers forced five missed field goals and one turnover by the Wolves to take a 4-0 lead. Aimee Pelzer and Tatum Sheley got BSU on the board first while Sierra Senske knocked down two free throw shots to take a 6-2 lead. BSU was not able to get additional points through the final five minutes of the opening quarter, missing six shots and turning the ball over twice.
The Wolves continued a 9-0 run to begin the second quarter. Sheley added two free throws less than one minute into play to end the run and pull the Beavers to an 11-8 deficit. Sheley sparked a 6-2 run to end the half with back-to-back drives in the lane to score. BSU entered halftime with a 24-17 deficit.
Sheley converted an and-one opportunity out of halftime for BSU, but NSU took a double-digit lead again two minutes later. A 5-0 run cut the lead in half for the Wolves, but the Beavers allowed a run by NSU right after. After facing a 10-point deficit, 44-34, Bemidji State went on to open the fourth quarter on a 6-0 run. Katie Miller scored four of the six points with conversions in the paint. The game went out of reach as NSU later pulled to a 13-point lead, eventually ending as the 59-43 loss for BSU.
Sheley scored eight of her points in the first half while Senske scored seven in the second. Hanna Zerr followed the duo in points with nine. The Beavers finished shooting 28.6 percent (14-49) from the field and failed to make a 3-point field goal for the first time this season. Bemidji State trailed Northern State in the rebound margin, 39-35.
Bemidji State closes out the first of back-to-back home weekends against Minnesota State University Moorhead tomorrow. The Beavers and Dragons tipoff at 4 p.m. in the 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).