Alex Berg | Sports Editor | 1-23-2012
The Bemidji State women’s basketball team ended its nine game losing skid with a pair of home wins over Minnesota State and Southwest Minnesota State last weekend.
Friday’s win was an upset over a 12-3 Minnesota State team.
The Beavers brought their offense in the first half as they led the Mavericks 36-35 at the half.
The back and forth play continued to the final buzzer as MSU led 71-70 with just nine seconds left.
Junior guard Shannon Thompson was fouled on a drive to the basket and she sunk both free throws to seal the 72-71 win.
Thompson scored ten points on the night.
Sophomore forward Morgan Lee led the way with 21 points.
Sophomore center Kate Warmack nearly posted a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Saturday’s win came in less dramatic fashion as BSU won 77-54 in convincing fashion.
The Beavers scored 36 points in the first half just as they did on Friday as they led by 13 at the break.
The offensive display continued throughout the second half as the team shot 55 percent in the second half.
Thompson scored a career-high 25 points.
Lee posted her second consecutive 20-point game with an even 20 points.
Warmack did post a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Beavers (7-11 5-8 NSIC) will try to take their success to the road when they play at U-Mary at 4 p.m. on Friday.