|February 09, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||MSU||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.444 (28-63)||.479 (23-48)|
|3P FG Percentage||.400 (6-15)||.294 (5-17)|
|FT Percentage||.619 (13-21)||.619 (13-21)|
Muth - 2
Tonsfeldt - 2
Klitzke - 2
Vold - 1
Wolhowe - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Senior forward Emma Rappe tied a career high in scoring Saturday afternoon but the effort was not enough for the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team as the program fell to Minnesota State University, Mankato, 75-64. Rappe finished with a team-high 19 points while four Beavers scored at least 10 points at BSU Gymnasium.
The Beavers and Mavericks played close through the entirety of the first quarter as Rappe tied the game twice, first at 6-6 with a layup and at 9-9 with her first 3-pointer of the night. She finished with eight first-quarter points as BSU kept the game within two possessions going into the second quarter, 22-16.
MSU opened the second quarter on a 14-3 run to pull away to a 17-point, 36-19 lead halfway through the second quarter. Bemidji State gave away 12 turnovers that led to 17 points for Minnesota State while trailing at the halftime break, 45-24.
After two free throws to open the second half, Bemidji State went on a 6-0 run to force a Minnesota State timeout. BSU held MSU without a field goal for nearly two minutes to open the half. The defensive effort along with five straight points from freshman guard Trinity Myer brought BSU to its closest margin of the third quarter. BSU continued to battle back but only came to within 11, 75-64, with under one minute in the game.
As a team, Bemidji State shot 47.9 percent (23-48) from the field, 29.4 percent (5-17) from long range and 61.9 percent (13-31) from the charity stripe. BSU outscored MSU in the second half, 40-30, and also outshot the Mavericks from the field. The Beavers finished the game giving away 16 turnovers which led to 24 points for the Mavericks.
Bemidji State plays its final home games of the 2018-19 schedule Feb. 15-16 against University of Mary and Minot State University at BSU Gymnasium. Seniors Emma Rappe and Haley Zerr will be honored Saturday on Senior Day.
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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).