|January 29, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WSU||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.481 (26-54)||.397 (23-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.273 (3-11)||.318 (7-22)|
|FT Percentage||.769 (10-13)||.750 (3-4)|
- 22||Allison Cordes
- 7||Aimee Pelzer
Hannah McGlone - 2
Aimee Pelzer - 1
Kayla Timmerman - 1
Allie Knuti - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Junior guard Allison Cordes scored 14 straight second quarter points for the Bemidji State University women's basketball team, but that stretch still wasn't enough as No. 10 Winona State University took the 65-56 win at the BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (6-13, 2-13 NSIC) outscored the Warriors (20-2, 13-2 NSIC) during the second quarter in the loss.
Cordes highlighted a strong second quarter in which the Beavers outscored the Warriors, 19-16. Cordes went 5-of-5 from the field while knocking down four from behind the arc. After entering the second quarter with no points, she left the court for halftime with 14.
No other Beavers scored during her 14-point stretch, spanning about five minutes to open second quarter scoring for BSU. Her final 3-pointer of the quarter brought the Beavers within 11 points for the first time since the first quarter. Junior guard Aimee Pelzer made her first 3-pointer of the first two quarters to close out the half, sending BSU into the locker rooms with a 39-28 deficit.
The Beavers forced multiple shot clock violations in the second half while pulling within 10 points as the third quarter ended, 49-39. When the buzzer sounded on each of the final three quarters, the Beavers had won the quarter-scoring margin. BSU took the second quarter (19-16), third quarter (11-10) and fourth quarter (17-16). Bemidji State had reached within eight points in the final quarter before Winona State pulled away.
The Warriors opened the game on a 9-0 run, eventually pulling to a 29-9 lead early in the second quarter. Cordes hit the first of her five 3-pointers on the night to begin the Beavers’ comeback on the night. Her final shot from long range, coming with 2:42 to go in the game, brought the Beavers to within nine points.
Cordes led the Beavers with 17 points, finishing 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from behind the arc. She set career marks in points, field goals made and 3-point field goals made. Sophomore Sierra Senske finished behind Cordes with 15 points and tying a team-high four rebounds with junior guard Hanna Zerr.
Bemidji State finished shooting 39.7 percent (23-58) from the field while sinking 31.8 percent (7-22) from behind the arc. The Warriors shot 48.1 percent (26-54) from the field and 27.3 percent (3-11) from long range. WSU won the rebound margin, 37-28, while BSU won the bench points margin, 20-5.
Bemidji State closes out a four-game homestand tomorrow as Upper Iowa University enters BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers and Peacocks will tip off at 4 p.m. in an inter-divisional contest.
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).