Beavers slip after quick start in 63-53 loss at Golden Bears

January 26, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State1712121253
Concordia-St. Paul1321181163
Stats at a GlanceBSUWCSP
FG Percentage.322 (19-59) .333 (20-60)
3P FG Percentage.300 (6-20) .278 (5-18)
FT Percentage.643 (9-14) .600 (18-30)
Offensive Rebounds1215
Defensive Rebounds3131
Total Rebounds4346
Turnovers2014
Steals79
Bench Points1927
LeadersBSUWCSP
PointsSenske - 10
Zerr - 10
Schmitt - 16
ReboundsAdamich - 9
Lemke - 9
Schmitt - 9
AssistsBachmann - 3
Schmitt - 3
Gess - 3
StealsZerr - 2
Adamich - 2
Bachmann - 2
Becker - 4
BlocksZerr - 2
Bachmann - 2
Lemke - 5
Beavers slip after quick start in 63-53 loss at Golden Bears
Friday, January 26, 2018
Beavers slip after quick start in 63-53 loss at Golden Bears

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhoff Center) -- A quick start was eliminated in the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team’s 63-53 loss Friday night at Concordia University-St. Paul inside the Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minn. The Beavers enter the weekend while falling to 4-15 overall and 3-12 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play while the Golden Bears improve to 7-14 overall and 4-11 in conference play.

Bemidji State opened the game on an 11-1 run, holding Concordia-St. Paul to zero baskets on 10 field goal attempts. After the Golden Bears sank their first shot from the floor on the night over five minutes into play, the Beavers went on to grab a 15-3 lead. CSP followed with a 10-2 run to end the first quarter, including five straight free throws to begin the streak, as BSU went into the second with a 17-13 advantage.

BSU was unable to begin the second period like the first, which allowed CSP to continue its comeback. Concordia-St. Paul took its first lead of the day with 2:02 left before halftime as part of an 11-0 run. Freshman guard Brooklyn Bachmann put in two free throws to end the half with the Beavers trailing, 34-29.

The Beavers cut the lead down to one point, 39-38, midway through the third quarter, but the Golden Bears 11-0 run to pull away again. After putting up 17 points in the first quarter, BSU was only able to score 12 in each of the next three in the loss.

Senior center Sierra Senske and freshman guard Sydney Zerr each led the Beavers with 10 points each while senior forward Sam Adamich paced the squad with nine rebounds. Bemidji State finished the game shooting 32.2 percent from the floor, 30.0 percent from beyond the arc and pulled down 43 rebounds.

Bemidji State wraps up the weekend trip Saturday at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Beavers and Golden Bears tip-off at 4 p.m. from the Stewart Center in Mankato, 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).

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