|February 21, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||AUGIE|
|FG Percentage||.333 (17-51)||.484 (31-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.235 (4-17)||.320 (8-25)|
|FT Percentage||.760 (19-25)||.750 (24-32)|
Senske - 10
Appicelli - 1
Zerr - 1
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Elmen Center) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team was not able to find its footing early Wednesday night in the opening round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference as it fell to No. 12 Augustana University, 94-57, in Sioux Falls. The Beavers’ season was ended despite outscoring the Vikings, 21-20, in the fourth quarter at Elmen Center.
Bemidji State began to find its stride in the second quarter Wednesday night, but after Augustana had taken a 21-8 lead. BSU gave away six turnovers and were unable to find a field goal until 25 seconds remaining in the quarter. The Beavers knocked down their second field goal attempt of the second period to pull within 11 points, 21-10, for the closest margin the rest of the way.
Sophomore center Sydney Arrington put in four free throws and one field goal through the first half to lead BSU at halftime with six points. Junior forward Emma Rappe sank one 3-pointer and a free throw, while senior center Sierra Senske converted two free throws and a layup to each score four points. Bemidji State faced a 46-23 deficit heading into halftime.
The Vikings continued to hold their lead throughout the second half, despite BSU outscoring Augie in the fourth quarter, 21-20. Bemidji State finished the game shooting 33.3 percent from the field, 23.5 from beyond the arc and 76.0 percent from the free throw line. Augustana was able to take advantage of 23 Bemidji State turnovers for 29 points.
Senske and freshman forward Gabby DuBois each led BSU with 10 points off the bench. Senske finishes her BSU career seventh all-time in program history with 1,286 points after tonight’s performance. She also led the team with seven rebounds, while sophomore guard Erica Gartner led the team with five assists.
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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).