|January 05, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
St. Cloud State
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||SCSU|
|FG Percentage||.353 (18-51)||.433 (29-67)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (6-21)||.429 (9-21)|
|FT Percentage||.692 (9-13)||.800 (16-20)|
Senske - 9
Arrington - 3
Gartner - 1
Appicelli - 1
Larson - 1
Arrington - 1
Kilboten - 1
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Halenbeck Hall) -- The battle on the boards was not kind to the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team Friday night in an 83-51 loss at St. Cloud State University. The Beavers (4-7, 3-4 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) were outrebounded, 49-26, and allowed 19 points off turnovers to the Huskies (7-3, 4-3 NSIC) on 13 turnovers.
Early rebounding set the pace for St. Cloud State to take a 14-2 lead seven minutes into the game. The Beavers allowed the Huskies to total eight rebounds during the opening stretch, including an offensive put-back for a SCSU 2-0 lead to start the game. Senior center Sierra Senske pulled down two of BSU’s three total rebounds during the seven-minute period while trailing on the scoreboard, which sophomore guard McKayla Scheuer helped reduce over the next two Beaver baskets. Scheuer put in two 3-pointers to cut into the SCSU lead, 17-8, but the Huskies were able to come away with a nine-point, 22-13 lead at the end of the first period.
The Huskies continued to pester the Beavers offense in the second quarter, as BSU was only able to go 2-for-10 shooting from the field during the final 10 minutes of the first half. Bemidji State was not able to pull any closer than the nine-point mark throughout the second quarter and faced a 39-20 deficit at halftime.
Bemidji State was not able to gain any closer in the second half than 17 points down, 39-22 six seconds into the second half on a jumper by sophomore center Sydney Arrington. Although BSU scored just one less point than the win against SCSU earlier this season, St. Cloud State scored 44 second-half points to continue on to the win.
The Beavers were held to 35.3 percent shooting from the field and 28.6 percent from beyond the arc, while the Huskies dominated the rebound margin, 49-26. St. Cloud State pulled down 20 offensive rebounds that were put back for 12 second-chance points and turned 13 Bemidji State turnovers into 19 points.
Scheuer and Senske each led BSU in scoring with nine points each, all of Scheuer’s coming from 3-point field goals. Senske also led BSU on the boards with seven rebounds.
Bemidji State closes out its weekend with the season-series finale Saturday at University of Minnesota Duluth. The Beavers attempt to avenge their NSIC-opening loss to the Bulldogs at 4 p.m. from Romano Gymnasium in Duluth, Minn.
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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).