BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball program closes the 2018-19 season series versus Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northern State University on the road Jan. 11-12. The Beavers open the weekend Friday at 5:30 p.m. against the Dragons before wrapping up its slate Saturday at 4 p.m. against the Wolves.
vs. MSU Moorhead
- MSU Moorhead leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 68-39.
- MSUM has won 14 straight games against BSU, dating back to Feb. 11, 2012. BSU’s most recent win came Dec. 2, 2011, a 75-68 victory.
- The Dragons won the first game versus the Beavers this season, 72-47, Dec. 8, 2018 in Bemidji, Minn.
- Freshman guard Shea Oman led BSU in scoring with a career-high 11 points off the bench, shooting 4-for-8 from the field. Sophomore guard Brooklyn Bachmann followed with 10 points while leading the team with 28 minutes on the court.
- The series began in 1968, a 36-35 win by MSU Moorhead. During the women’s program’s first season in 1967-68, BSU and MSUM played three times. The series is the longest between Bemidji State and any other opponent at 107 games.
vs. Northern State
- Northern State leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 58-10.
- NSU has won 11 straight games against BSU, dating back to Dec. 14, 2013. BSU’s most recent win came Jan. 26, 2013, a 64-57 decision.
- The Wolves won the first meeting of the season, 69-57, in Bemidji.
- Bachmann led BSU with a season-high 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field. Sophomore guard Maria Appicelli followed Bachmann as the only other Beaver with double-digit scoring at 12 points.
- The series began Jan. 24, 1986, a 77-74 win by Northern State.
Fast Break Bemidji State
- Bemidji State dropped a pair of NSIC contests at home Jan. 4-5, 60-40 to University of Minnesota Duluth and 74-56 to St. Cloud State University.
- BSU made a season-low 13 field goals versus UMD, going 13-for-47 for a season-low .277 field goal percentage from the floor. Oman led BSU with eight points off the bench, including shooting 2-of-5 from long range. Bachmann followed with seven points and led the team with four rebounds.
- The Beavers established a season-high 3-point field goal percentage (.471), going 8-for-17 from beyond the arc against the Huskies. Bachmann set a new season-high with three 3-point field goals and led the team with 14 points, followed by sophomore center Taylor Bray with 13 and freshman guard Trinity Myer with 11. Myer set a career-high and led BSU with five assists.
- On the season, sophomore guard Maria Appicelli and Bachmann lead the program with 9.8 points per game. The sophomore duo rank tied for 35th in the NSIC in scoring average. Myer leads BSU with 2.3 assists per game, which ranks 24th in the conference.
Scouting MSU Moorhead
- MSU Moorhead pushed its winning streak to 10 games with road wins at Winona State University, 64-51, and Upper Iowa University, 58-46. This season is the third straight that the Dragons have had a winning streak of at least 10 games.
- The Dragons are the only team in the NSIC with an unbeaten record in league play.
- MSUM has three players averaging double-figure scoring, led by sophomore guard Kiley Borowicz at 14.0 points per game. Junior forward Megan Hintz is averaging a double-double at 13.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.
- Hintz averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game on the weekend and recorded two double-doubles to total six on the season and 12 for her career. Senior guard Jacky Volkert averaged 12.5 points and 6.0 assists per game and totaled nine assists in MSUM’s win over WSU. Junior forward Madi Green had 10 points and tied a season-high nine rebounds in the win over UIU.
Scouting Northern State
- Northern State enters the weekend with a 6-8 overall record and a 3-5 mark in conference play to rank sixth in the NSIC North Division and 12th in the league overall. NSU took a split over the weekend with a 61-42 win at Upper Iowa and a 58-37 loss at Winona State.
- As a team, the Wolves shot 33.0 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc, and averaged 13.0 offensive rebounds and 6.0 steals per game.
- Tori Mekash tallied a career-high 15 points while adding four rebounds and four assists against Upper Iowa. Jessi Marti totaled 13 points and three rebounds off the bench at UIU. Alayna Johnson scored double figures in both games over the weekend at 10 points. Brianna Kusler recorded a career-high 15 rebounds in the loss against Winona State.
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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).