BEMIDJI - The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team closed the regular season Saturday hosting the division leading Huskies from St. Cloud. The visitors lived up to the billing with a workmanlike 73-48 win over the Beavers. On a night when the home team steadied the ball handling ship, it was cold shooting that proved to be the nemesis. St Cloud’s man to man defense pestered BSU for most of the night, and when the Beavers did get a good look at the basket, the jumpers failed to fall. The game opened with both teams playing close to the vest.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State women’s team hosted the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Friday night. The Bulldogs were anything but gracious guests. UMD waltzed away with a convincing 85-56 win in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action. The game opened with contrasting styles starkly on display. BSU came out in a stingy 2-3 zone, while the Bulldogs showed off a man to man with serious ball pressure. For much of the early going, both styles were effective. An early 7-0 run gave Duluth the lead at 12-6.
BEMIDJI – “It sure is nice to beat the number one team in the division!” At least that was how coach Mike Curfman felt after his Bemidji State women’s basketball team stunned division leading Northern State 64-57 Saturday. And why shouldn’t Curfman and his players celebrate? BSU found the answer to its recent woes and those answers came from everywhere. In a closely fought first half, defense was the order as both teams played close to the vest.
BEMIDJI - The MSU Moorhead women’s basketball team visited Bemidji Friday and came away with a hard-fought victory, downing the Beavers 75-66. Things looked promising for the home team heading into the second half as a Morgan Lee 3-pointer and back-to-back-to-back baskets by Jess Althoff brought the Beavers to within 44-40. Just one minute later Lee converted a steal and the play combined with two Melissa Youngblut free throws to give BSU the lead. Unfortunately, during the push Kate Warmack was whistled for her fourth foul and was forced to the bench.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State women took their second straight shot at a nationally ranked opponent Saturday, and the result was anything but satisfying. Wayne State came in ranked 22nd in the polls and left with a convincing 89-68 victory. From the onset BSU proved to be very generous hosts. On their first 5 possessions the Lady Beavers scored twice, and gave the ball to the Wildcats three times.
BEMIDJI – The U-Mary Marauders used a torrid shooting stretch to close the first half and rode the lead all the way home in a 78-63 win over the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team Friday night. Mary came into the game averaging 25 three-point attempts per game and it didn’t show anything resembling a concession in the first half. BSU followed the more conventional path and the teams went toe-to-toe for 10 minutes.
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State women’s basketball team will be deep this year. And balanced. That was clearly on display Saturday afternoon, as BSU downed the Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles 74-66 in the conference opener for both teams. It was BSU’s first win over the Golden Eagles since 2009, snapping a six-game losing streak.