|December 03, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||1OT||2OT||Final|
St. Cloud State University
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||SCSU|
|FG Percentage||.393 (35-89)||.488 (40-82)|
|3P FG Percentage||.324 (12-37)||.321 (9-28)|
|FT Percentage||.714 (25-35)||.786 (22-28)|
Thomas - 6
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Halenbeck Hall) -- Senior guard Tatum Sheley and freshman center Sydney Arrington each scored over 20 points Saturday night in Bemidji State University women's basketball's 111-107 double overtime loss to St. Cloud State University in Halenbeck Hall. The Beavers (3-3, 0-2 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) came back after trailing by as many as 14 points to force overtime and hold a lead in the first overtime period.
The scoring output was the fifth highest in program history and it was just the second loss in 16 100-point games for BSU. Arrington, Sheley and senior guard Aimee Pelzer accounted for 60 percent of the team’s scoring, led by Sheley with a career high 26 points. Arrington added 23 and Pelzer recorded her first double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Bemidji State opened the game with a 10-3 run for its largest lead of the night. The Huskies came back to tie the game at 13 apiece and the score remained within four points until SCSU led, 44-39, at halftime. The Beavers fell into a hole in the second half, facing a 14-point deficit with six minutes remaining in regulation. Arrington began a 24-8 run to give Bemidji State a lead with 25 seconds left in the game. Junior forward Katie Miller recorded a steal to set up senior guard Allison Cordes with free throw opportunities. She sank both to give BSU an 88-86 lead. The Huskies also made two free throws with 14 seconds in regulation to force overtime.
Pelzer gave the Beavers a 94-92 lead with two free throws and Arrington extended that lead with one free throw. St. Cloud State converted an and-one opportunity to tie the game and head into double overtime. The Huskies opened up the final period with two quick scores and a four-point lead. Bemidji State was not able to tie the game or retake the lead as the Beavers finished with two losses in the conference-opening weekend.
BSU shot 39.3 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from behind the arc, led by Sheley with four 3-pointers. Bemidji State finished 25-for-35 from the free throw line. The Beavers outrebounded the Huskies, 59-46, and scored 30 second chance points
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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).