|November 19, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Fort Hays State
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||FHSU|
|FG Percentage||.383 (23-60)||.472 (34-72)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (6-18)||.400 (10-25)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (6-9)||.722 (13-18)|
Rappe - 12
Sheley - 1
Arrington - 1
Kacperska - 2
Legette - 2
Faxon - 2
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Halenbeck Hall) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team showed flashes of brilliance in the fourth quarter but it came too late in a 91-58 loss to Fort Hays State University in the Huskies Classic. The Beavers (2-1) scored 30 fourth quarter points in the team’s first loss of the season, coming at the hands of the undefeated Tigers (4-0).
Sophomore forward Emma Rappe scored a team-high 12 points in the first half, although Fort Hays State controlled the scoreboard after getting hot late in the first quarter. Rappe scored eight of BSU’s first 10 points as the Beavers trailed 13-10 with 3:30 left in the first quarter. BSU and FHSU were on opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to shooting following that mark, as the Tigers began a 37-7 run that lasted through the first eight minutes of the second quarter.
The Beavers were only able to sink 30% from the floor, shooting 9-of-30 from the field and 2-of-9 from 3-point range in the first half. Bemidji State attempted to change its defensive scheme late in the second quarter with a zone look, but Fort Hays State ended the opening half shooting 52.6% from the field and took a 52-21 lead into halftime.
The Tigers came out in the third quarter with hot shooting again to take a game-high 80-28 lead. Bemidji State came alive in the fourth quarter, shooting 12-of-21 including nine points from freshman guard Erica Gartner and eight from freshman center Sydney Arrington. The Beavers scored 30 points in the fourth quarter, two points more than they scored in the first three quarters combined.
Gartner and Rappe finished with a team-high 12 points, followed by Arrington with eight and junior center Sierra Senske with seven. Arrington led BSU on the boards with seven followed by Senske with six.
The Tigers had three scorers in double-digits, including 22 points from Jill Faxon. FHSU shot 47.2 percent from the field compared to 38.3 from BSU. Fort Hays State took advantage of 16 Bemidji State turnovers, scoring 21 points off those turnovers.
Bemidji State returns home following the Thanksgiving break to host Crown College at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers and Comets tip off at 6 p.m. in the final non-conference game of the season.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).