|December 30, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||UMC|
|FG Percentage||.371 (23-62)||.436 (24-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.172 (5-29)||.154 (2-13)|
|FT Percentage||.632 (12-19)||.793 (23-29)|
McWilliams - 8
Odor - 2
Weakley - 2
Bray - 2
Appicelli - 1
Guidinger - 2
CROOKSTON, Minn. (Lysaker Gymnasium) -- Sophomore guard Brooklyn Bachmann scored nine points in each of the first and second halves to pace the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team despite a 73-63 loss to University of Minnesota Crookston Sunday afternoon. Bachmann finished with a team-high 18 points, one shy of her season high, as the Beavers fall to 2-8 overall and 0-6 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
After trailing 22-13 heading into the second quarter, the Beavers went on a 12-3 run to tie the game at 25-25. Sophomore guard Sydney Zerr put in two baskets followed by a 3-pointer from senior forward Emma Rappe for the game-tying bucket.
The Golden Eagles retaliated with a 12-2 run of their own, going 4-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line during the stretch. Bemidji State salvaged the final 2:23 of the first half with a 6-2 run, holding Minnesota Crookston to 0-for-6 shooting from the floor, to bring its deficit to six points at halftime, 39-33.
Rappe scored five straight points for the Beavers to bring BSU back within four, 43-39, but the Golden Eagles extended its lead to 13 points, 52-39, with a 9-0 run. UMC held BSU to 0-for-5 shooting from the field and 0-for-4 from beyond the arc over a 2:25 span while taking its 13-point lead into the fourth quarter.
Sophomore forward Gabby Dubois contributed with five points during an 11-4 BSU run to bring the Beavers back within 10 points of the Golden Eagles. UMC again pulled away to secure the game by a 10-point advantage, despite Bachmann scoring BSU’s final nine points.
Following Bachmann in scoring was sophomore center Taylor Bray with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field. Bachmann also led the team with eight rebounds while Dubois pulled down six.
As a team, BSU shot 37.7 percent (23-61) from the field, 17.9 percent (5-28) from 3-point range and 63.2 percent (12-19) from the free throw line.
Bemidji State plays its first games of the 2019 calendar year Friday, Jan. 4 versus University of Minnesota Duluth and Saturday, Jan. 5 versus St. Cloud State University, both at BSU Gymnasium in Bemidji, 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).