Third quarter scoring helps vault Women’s Basketball to 76-60 win over Comets

November 22, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mayville St.1618131360
Bemidji St.2022241076
Stats at a GlanceMayBSU
FG Percentage.426 (23-54) .475 (29-61)
3P FG Percentage.294 (5-17) .450 (9-20)
FT Percentage.692 (9-13) .600 (9-15)
Offensive Rebounds56
Defensive Rebounds2729
Total Rebounds3235
Turnovers2012
Steals48
Bench Points1424
LeadersMayBSU
PointsBlascziek - 22
Myer - 18
ReboundsHeurung - 6
Myer - 6
AssistsSkjordal - 2
Heurung - 2
Myer - 4
Zerr - 4
StealsMagsam - 1
Hale - 1
Blascziek - 1
Heurung - 1
Bachmann - 2
Myer - 2
Zerr - 2
BlocksShamp - 2
Rezabek - 1
Bachmann - 1
Third quarter scoring helps vault Women’s Basketball to 76-60 win over Comets
Friday, November 22, 2019
Third quarter scoring helps vault Women’s Basketball to 76-60 win over Comets

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The scoring duo of junior center Taylor Bray and sophomore guard Trinity Myer combined for 34 points as Bemidji State University women’s basketball closed out its non-conference schedule with a 76-60 win over Mayville State University Friday night.

Bray and Myer combined to shoot 15-of-23 from the field for 65.2 percent from the floor. Myer chipped in seven of her team-high 18 points in the third quarter, when the Beavers outscored the Comets, 24-13.

Mayville State came out with the hot hand, though, while taking a three-point, 7-4 lead early in the game. Bray scored back-to-back layups to put BSU ahead into the second quarter. After leading by two points early in the second, MSU went on a 9-4 run to take a 30-27 lead over BSU. The duo of Bray and Myer scored the next four points in the game while junior guard Sydney Zerr hit her first of three 3-pointers to give the Beavers a 34-30 lead late in the half. Senior guard Erica Gartner and sophomore guard Coley Rezabek combined for an 8-0 run to end the first half with a 42-34 advantage.

BSU took its first double-digit lead of the night out of the break as Zerr hit another 3-pointer followed by a layup from Myer. Before the quarter was over,  Gartner and Zerr scored six points to help the Beavers pull away for a 66-47 lead heading into the final quarter. Despite being outscored by MSU in the fourth quarter, BSU held it to 36.4 percent shooting from the field to hold on to the victory.

Following Myer in scoring was Bray with 16 and Gartner and Zerr with nine each. Gartner scored all nine of her points on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Myer led the Beavers with six rebounds while chipping in four assists and two steals.

The Beavers finished the game scoring 65 points in the paint and on 3-pointers combined, while the Comets converted just five 3-pointers. BSU also won the rebound battle, 35-32, and scored 10 fast break points.

Bemidji State opens its 2019-20 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule Saturday, Nov. 30 with a trip to face University of Minnesota Crookston. The Beavers and Golden Eagles tip-off the first of two season meetings at 2 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium in Crookston, 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).

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