Bulldogs sneak by Beavers in Northern Sun opener Friday, 52-44

December 01, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Minnesota Duluth15972152
Bemidji State101413744
Stats at a GlanceUMDWBSUW
FG Percentage.302 (19-63) .362 (17-47)
3P FG Percentage.133 (2-15) .250 (3-12)
FT Percentage.706 (12-17) .636 (7-11)
Offensive Rebounds136
Defensive Rebounds2734
Total Rebounds4040
Bench Points2018
PointsMonke - 16
Bachmann - 17
ReboundsGrow - 10
Adamich - 8
AssistsKozlowski - 4
Arrington - 1
Zerr - 1
Appicelli - 1
Adamich - 1
Senske - 1
Bachmann - 1
StealsMonke - 2
Simonet - 2
Appicelli - 2
BlocksGrow - 3
Zerr - 1
Gartner - 1
Bulldogs sneak by Beavers in Northern Sun opener Friday, 52-44
Friday, December 1, 2017
Bulldogs sneak by Beavers in Northern Sun opener Friday, 52-44

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team overcame early adversity to lead heading into the fourth quarter Friday night against University of Minnesota Duluth, but a fourth-quarter surge by UMD led to a 52-44 loss by BSU. Freshman guard Brooklyn Bachmann led the Beavers (1-4, 0-1 NSIC) Bulldogs (3-1, 1-0 NSIC) in scoring for the third time this season with 17 points while grabbing seven rebounds.

Bemidji State forced Minnesota Duluth to miss its first three field goal attempts but the fourth, a 3-pointer from forward Katie Stark, went in to put UMD up first, 3-0. The Bulldogs went on to go up 7-0 over the first four minutes of action, forcing the Beavers to miss their first six field goal attempts. Sophomore center Sydney Arrington passed out to freshman guard Brooklyn Bachmann on the perimeter who sank her first 3-pointer of the game to get BSU on the board. BSU outscored UMD the rest of the first quarter, 10-8, to exit the opening period trailing, 15-10.

The Bulldogs began the second quarter like the first, extending their advantage over the first six minutes of action to a 10-point lead. Senior forward Sam Adamich put in a jumper to spark a 10-0 run for Bemidji State to end the half, leading the Beavers to 5-of-6 shooting from the field in the final four minutes of the half. Freshman guard Sydney Zerr was able to run the court with just five seconds remaining and put in a layup with the buzzer sounding to tie the game at halftime, 24-24.

The Beavers shot 54.5 percent in the second quarter while chipping in 10 points in the paint. A nine-to-five advantage on the boards in the second period helped lead BSU to a 14-9 point difference in their favor.

Bachmann again sank a 3-pointer to begin the half and jumpstart another run for the Beavers. She chipped in five points of a 9-2 run to take a game-high 33-26 lead. Through the first 7:25 of the quarter, Bemidji State held Minnesota Duluth to 1-of-13 shooting from the field. For the quarter, BSU only allowed two field goals and pulled down 14 rebounds, while keeping focus in the paint with eight points.

Following Bachmann’s third 3-pointer of the night midway through the fourth quarter to give Bemidji State a 42-38 lead, Minnesota Duluth went on an 8-0 run over the next three minutes to hold a 46-42 lead with 2:28 on the clock. Freshman guard Appicelli stopped UMD’s run with a steal and score to put BSU back within two. Bulldogs forward Anna Monke took over late in the fourth quarter, scoring eight straight points for UMD, while the Bulldogs held the Beavers scoreless over the final two minutes of play. Overall during the final 4:07 of the game, Minnesota Duluth went on a 12-2 run to take the 52-44 win.

Bachmann led the Beavers with 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds. Appicelli followed the freshman with eight points of her own on 4-of-6 shooting. Adamich led BSU with eight rebounds.

Bemidji State shot 36 percent from the field, including going over 50 percent in both the second and third quarters. Both teams pulled down 40 rebounds while UMD recorded 11 second-chance points.

BSU closes out its NSIC-opening weekend Saturday with a home contest against St. Cloud State University. The Beavers and Huskies tip-off at 4 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium on Youth Day at BSU.

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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).