|December 01, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UMC||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.383 (23-60)||.431 (25-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.444 (8-18)||.294 (5-17)|
|FT Percentage||.762 (16-21)||.857 (6-7)|
Post - 2
Weakley - 2
Appicelli - 2
Weakley - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Saturday’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener between Bemidji State University and University of Minnesota Crookston came down to a big fourth quarter run as BSU fell, 70-61. Sophomore forward Gabby Dubois recorded her second double-double of the season as she led the team with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
The Beavers showed lock-down defense over the first minutes before the Golden Eagles found a rhythm and score seven straight points to take a 7-2 lead. Back-to-back 3-pointers from BSU cut the UMD lead to one point, 9-8, which helped Bemidji State take its first lead following a 6-0 run, 14-11, near the end of the first quarter.
Bemidji State was able to extend its largest lead of the first half to six points, 25-19, after Dubois sparked a 7-0 run with her first 3-pointer of the game. Minnesota Crookston retook the lead with a 7-0 run of their own before taking a two-point advantage into halftime, 29-27.
Neither team pulled away by more than four points through the third quarter before the deciding fourth. Dubois broke a 43-43 tie heading into the fourth quarter, the Beavers’ final lead of the game. The Golden Eagles followed with a 6-0 run and later extended the game to a 13-point lead, 63-50, with 3:03 to play.
Bemidji State was outscored, 27-18, in the fourth quarter after allowing Minnesota Crookston to shoot 6-for-12 in the final period. For the game, BSU shot 43.1 percent (25-58) from the floor, 29.4 percent (5-17) from 3-point range and 85.7 percent (6-7) from the free throw line. UMC scored 26 points off 19 BSU turnovers, although the Beavers won the battle in the paint, 36-26.
Sophomore center Taylor Bray was the only other Beaver to score in double figures with 11 points. She also followed Dubois with six rebounds.
Bemidji State continues NSIC play Dec. 7-8 at BSU Gymnasium against Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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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).