BSU women’s basketball team off to 2-2 start

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Dec. 2, 2011) — The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team is off to a 2-2 start heading into its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games of the season.

BSU opened the season 2-0, including a 100-51 home win against Mayville State University on Nov. 19. It marked the first time in two years that the Beavers scored over 100 points in a game; the last time was a 108-63 win over Martin Luther in 2009.

The Beavers opened their season with an 81-68 loss at Jamestown College in an Oct. 27 exhibition game, then downed Lakehead University, 97-61, in its first official contest of the year. BSU then dropped a 92-50 exhibition decision at Big Ten member Minnesota before defeating Mayville State.

BSU then dropped a pair of games at the Nova Southeastern Thanksgiving Classic to move to 2-2 heading into its Dec. 2 NSIC opener.

BSU was pegged to finish 13th in the NSIC’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

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Team members are listed below by hometown.

Becker | 55308 | Jessie Althoff, junior, physical education/health education, forward
Crookston | 56716 | Taylor Davis, senior, elementary education, forward
Eagan | 55122 | Emily Kaus, junior, nursing, center
East Bethel | 55011 | Melissa Borstner, freshman, elementary education, guard
East Grand Forks | 56721 | Kate Warmack, sophomore, nursing, center
Grand Rapids | 55730 | Jessi Corrick, freshman, elementary education, guard
New Brighton | 55112 | Allison McKee, freshman, undecided, guard
Prior Lake | 55372 | Erica Trabing, freshman, political science, guard
Rosemount | 55068 | Shannon Thompson, junior, physical education, guard
Winsted | 55395 | Ellie Wessling, freshman, undecided, guard/forward

Grand Forks | 58201 | Chelsea Carlson, sophomore, computer science, guard
Milnor | 58060 | Paige Tompkins, freshman, Spanish education, forward/center
St. Thomas | 58276 | Samantha Baldwin, senior, business administration, guard

Hayward | 54843 | Morgan Lee, freshman, business administration, guard
Hayward | 54843 | Tatum Lee, freshman, nursing, guard