|January 19, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||WSU||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.368 (21-57)||.468 (22-47)|
|3P FG Percentage||.313 (5-16)||.370 (10-27)|
|FT Percentage||.909 (10-11)||.583 (7-12)|
Appicelli - 12
Kieck - 1
Hustad - 1
Schaefer - 1
Appicelli - 4
Hustad - 1
Schaefer - 1
Bruss - 1
Gartner - 1
Appicelli - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- A defensive effort allowed the Bemidji State University women's basketball team to bring home a 61-57 win over Winona State University at BSU Gymnasium. Sophomore guard Maria Appicelli and freshman forward Claire Wolhowe each led the team with 12 points to give the squad its first home weekend sweep in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play since 2012.
The Beavers were clicking early after trailing the Warriors by three points, 6-3, three minutes into play. Senior forward Emma Rappe sank her first basket of the game, a 3-pointer from freshman forward Taylor Vold, before putting in a jump shot to give BSU its first lead of the day. From that point, Bemidji State allowed Winona State to regain the lead just once, with just over two minutes to play in the first quarter.
After BSU scored the final six points of the opening period to take a 17-12 lead, the Beavers were able to extend the lead to eight, 38-30, at halftime behind 50 percent shooting from the field and nine 3-point field goals. Bemidji State’s defense held Winona State to 0-for-5 shooting from the floor to open the second half, allowing BSU to take its largest lead of the game, 43-30.
The Warriors cut the Beavers’ lead back down to eight at the end of the third quarter before limiting BSU offensively and reaching within two, 52-50, with seven minutes left to play. Sophomore guard Brooklyn Bachmann scored four straight points for BSU while freshman guard Trinity Myer also scored four straight points to secure the program’s first home sweep since Jan. 20-21, 2012.
While leading BSU in scoring, Appicelli went 5-of-8 shooting from the field, with four assists, while Wolhowe shot 4-of-6 from the floor and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Sophomore center Taylor Bray paced BSU with seven rebounds to go along with seven points.
Bemidji State finished the game shooting 46.8 percent from the floor, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc and 58.3 percent from the free throw line. The Beavers totaled 35 points off the bench, leaving the starters with 26.
Bemidji State returns to the road Jan. 25-26 to take on Minot State University and University of Mary.
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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).