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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Moorhead topples Bemidji State 75-55

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MOORHEAD – The Bemidji State women’s basketball team lost 75-55 Saturday at Minnesota State Moorhead.

Morgan Lee led the Beavers (6-5 overall, 2-5 NSIC) with 16 points and four assists. Kate Warmack added 12 points, a career-high six blocks and five rebounds and Lanae Rash posted 11 points.

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The Beavers jumped out to an 8-2 lead 2:32 into the contest, thanks to a pair of 3-pointers from Emily Reichert and Lee. Another trey by Lee and a 3-pointer from Rash gave the Beavers a 16-11 advantage.

BSU, however, was held scoreless for the next three minutes and Moorhead took advantage of the opportunity to claim a 22-16 lead.

By halftime the Dragons stretched their cushion to 37-29.

Warmack opened the second half with a pair of baskets to slice Bemidji State’s deficit to 37-33 but the home team answered with a 7-0 run to regain control.

The Beavers return home Friday and Saturday to host Augustana and Wayne State.

BSU (55): Lee 6, 2-3, 4; Youngblutt 0, 0-0, 0; Reichert 1, 1-4, 4; Warmack 6, 0-1, 12; Althoff 2, 4-4, 8; Wessling 0, 1-2, 1; Rash 4, 2-2, 11; Valley 1, 0-0, 3; Kaus 0, 0-0, 0. Totals; 20-50, 10-16, 20

MSU Moorhead (75): Thomforde 1, 2-2, 4; Charette 4, 6-6, 16; Yernatich 5, 1-2, 13; Miller 1, 0-0, 2; Strese 4, 8-9, 16; Boegman 1, 1-2, 3; Zabel 7, 5-6, 21. Totals: 23-63, 23-37, 75

3-point FG: BSU 5-18; Moorhead 6-18

Fouls: BSU 20, Moorhead 19

Halftime: Moorhead 37, BSU 29

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