Valley City upsets Bemidji State in season opener, 80-76

November 11, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Valley City State1523231980
Bemidji State1419202376
Stats at a GlanceVCSUBSUW
FG Percentage.448 (26-58) .462 (24-52)
3P FG Percentage.407 (11-27) .450 (9-20)
FT Percentage.895 (17-19) .760 (19-25)
Offensive Rebounds129
Defensive Rebounds2321
Total Rebounds3530
Turnovers1718
Steals68
Bench Points2011
LeadersVCSUBSUW
PointsHannah Schlecht - 22
Bachmann - 22
ReboundsAlli Vandal - 10
Bachmann - 6
TEAM - 6
AssistsHannah Schlecht - 4
Rappe - 3
StealsKate Williams - 3
Bachmann - 3
Scheuer - 3
BlocksArrington - 1
Senske - 1
Valley City upsets Bemidji State in season opener, 80-76
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Valley City upsets Bemidji State in season opener, 80-76

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Freshman guard Brooklyn Bachmann scored 22 points in her debut with Bemidji State University women’s basketball, which was not enough in an 80-76 loss to Valley City State University Saturday at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (0-1) took a lead in the fourth quarter but was not able to come away with the season-opening game.

Despite Bemidji State shooting 50 percent from the field in the first half, the Beavers went into halftime facing a 38-33 deficit. Bemidji State opened the game with a 5-0 lead, led by sophomore guard Erica Gartner with a 3-pointer and Bachmann with a layup, to take an early advantage against the Vikings. Gartner, Bachmann and freshman forward Gabby Dubois scored the final BSU points of the first quarter, before VCSU exited the first quarter with a 15-14 lead.

The Vikings carried the lead into halftime, leading 38-33, and into the fourth quarter before the Beavers took the lead for the second time on the night. A 10-0 run from the end of the third quarter and into the fourth allowed Bemidji State to tie the game at 61-61, and followed by taking the lead, 68-65, three minutes later on a 3-pointer by Gartner.

Valley City State followed on a 9-1 run to regain the lead that would last the remainder of the way.

Bachmann led all BSU players with 22 points in her first career game as a Beaver while adding a team-high six rebounds. Gartner followed with 18 points on six converted shots and four 3-pointers. Senior center Sierra Senske also topped double-digit scoring with 14 points on 60 percent shooting from the field.

Bemidji State follows up with another home contest Saturday, Nov. 18 against Mayville State University. The Beavers and Comets begin the night at 4 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium.

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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).

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