|November 15, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||Chad||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.262 (16-61)||.385 (25-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.188 (3-16)||.267 (4-15)|
|FT Percentage||.875 (7-8)||.500 (4-8)|
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Stewart Center) -- After trailing by as many as seven points, the Bemidji State University women’s basketball kicked its defense into lock-down mode in the second half to take a 58-42 comeback win over Chadron State University to open the 2019-20 season. The Beavers limited the Eagles to just 13 points in the second half while BSU sophomore guard Trinity Myer set career-high marks with her first-ever double-double.
The Beavers bounced out of a first-half slump to limit the Eagles to just five points in the third quarter before a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter. Myer made BSU’s first two baskets out of the halftime break followed by a layup by junior guard Brooklyn Bachmann to give the team its first lead since late in the first quarter. The Beavers defense held the Eagles to just 2-of-14 shooting with six turnovers in the third quarter to take a 43-34 lead into the final period.
Myer converted two layups in between a 3-pointer from junior guard Sydney Zerr and a layup by sophomore forward Claire Wolhowe for its 9-0 run to open the fourth quarter. Wolhowe’s third and final field goal gave BSU its largest lead of the game, 52-34, with 6:39 to play. Bemidji State’s defense was again stout in the final period while holding Chadron State to 4-of-18 shooting from the field, including 0-of-6 from 3-point range.
Myer finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Beavers in both categories, while Wolhowe tallied eight points on two three-points and a layup with six rebounds and three blocks. Bachmann followed with seven points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists. Junior forward Taylor Bray tied a career-high nine rebounds from the starting lineup.
As a team, Bemidji State outrebounded Chadron State, 51-33, and scored 36 points in the paint. The Beavers finished the game shooting 38.5 percent from the field and limited the Eagles to 26.2 percent shooting through the game.
Bemidji State closes out the USF Classic Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. against William Jewell College. After the Beavers and Cardinals finish from the Stewart Center in Sioux Falls, BSU will open its home schedule Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. against Valley City State University 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).