|November 16, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||WJC|
|FG Percentage||.418 (23-55)||.371 (23-62)|
|3P FG Percentage||.350 (7-20)||.316 (6-19)|
|FT Percentage||.813 (13-16)||.625 (20-32)|
Bradley - 17
Offield - 1
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Stewart Center) -- Sophomore guard Trinity Myer recorded her second straight double-double to open the season as the Bemidji State University women's basketball team fell to William Jewell, 72-66, Saturday afternoon at the USF Classic. The Beavers gave away 22 turnovers to move to 1-1 overall despite outshooting the Cardinals, 41.8 to 37.1 percent, from the field.
Sophomore forward Claire Wolhowe connected from 3-point range on BSU’s first two scores of the game to give the team a 6-2 lead, while junior center Taylor Bray extended it to six, 8-2, with a layup less than one minute after. The Cardinals came back to take the lead and held it until early in the second quarter when BSU went on an 8-2 run. Junior forward Gabby Dubois scored six of BSU’s eight points during the run to help give it a two-point, 20-18, advantage.
In the third quarter, the Beavers came back from a nine-point deficit over a five-minute span to take the lead back. Although it was the final lead of the night for BSU, three Beavers scored during a 12-2 run that ended with two minutes to play in the quarter. BSU again battled back from a deficit while even outscoring WJC in the fourth quarter, 20-19, but came within only four points the rest of the way on free throws from Myer with 34 seconds remaining.
Myer finished with 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds while freshman center Rachael Heittola was one rebound shy of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Junior guard Sydney Zerr also reached double-digit scoring with 10 points while adding a team-best six assists.
Bemidji State returns to the court for its home opener Tuesday, Nov. 19 with a meeting against Valley City State University. The Beavers and Vikings will tip-off at 7 p.m. from the BSU Gymnasium.
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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).