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Bemidji State basketball teams wrap up home season with Winona State

Bryce Tesdahl and the Bemidji State men's basketball team host WInona State today at 4 p.m. The BSU-WSU women's game begins the doubleheader at 2 p.m. Pioneer Photo/Eric Stromgren

The Bemidji State men's and women's basketball teams wrap up the home portion of the schedule Saturday afternoon against Winona State.

The women's game begins at 2 p.m. and the men's game follows at 4 p.m.

The game will serve as Senior Day for Seth Haake and Kim Rosencrans.

With 10 minutes left in warm-ups, Haake will be presented a gift from the coaching staff and a ball commemorating his 1,000th career point. 

With three games to pay, Haake is 54 points away from cracking BSU's top-10 scoring list.

The Beavers are 10-14 overall and 6-11 in the NSIC to hold down the 11th spot in the league.

BSU has won three in a row, downing MSU Moorhead (79-75) and Minnesota-Crookston (81-64) on the road and Finlandia University (99-67) in a nonconference game at home.

The wins pushed the Beavers to 10 wins on the season, earning their first 10-plus-win season since the 2005-06 squad went 15-13.

In the three wins, BSU outscored its opponent on average 86-68. The Beavers lost their previous four games, getting outscored 91-69 on average.

The Warriors are 17-7 overall and 11-6 in conference play to hold the fourth spot in the standings. WSU is 3-2 in its last five games.

The women's game will be a Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone event. The WBCA Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

The Beavers are 12-12 overall and 6-11 in the NSIC, placing them 11th. BSU is coming off a 0-2 NSIC road weekend, losing 68-58 to Minnesota State University Moorhead and 91-82 to University of Minnesota-Crookston.

Winona State enters the game 14-10 overall and 9-8 in NSIC play.

Sophomore Sydney Epema leads the team in scoring with 10.6 points per contest. Her 55 3-pointers leads the team and is fifth in the NSIC.

BSU is averaging 7.0 3-pointers per game, which is 35th in the nation.

Freshman Emily Kaus has 39 blocks (1.8 bpg), which is second in the NSIC, 41st in the nation and ranks fourth on BSU's top single-season blocks list.