|January 03, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||UMD|
|FG Percentage||.291 (16-55)||.406 (26-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.100 (1-10)||.368 (7-19)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (8-10)||.750 (3-4)|
DULUTH, Minn. (Romano Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team was overwhelmed with early turnovers that led to a 62-41 loss at the University of Minnesota Duluth in a defensive battle.
The Beavers fall to 6-5 overall and 3-4 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference after shooting 29.1 percent from the floor and giving up nine turnovers in the first half and 15 through the full game.
Bemidji State took a game-high four-point, 6-2, lead at the halfway point of the first quarter before holding its final lead of the game, 10-7 with just over two minutes in the opening period. BSU scored just five points in the second quarter while going into halftime facing a 28-15 deficit.
The Beavers outscored the Bulldogs 12-5 over the first three and a half minutes of the third quarter. After trailing by six points, 33-27, BSU went cold again from the field after shooting 2-for-7 with four turnovers before going into the fourth quarter.
Junior guard Sydney Zerr led BSU with nine points while adding four rebounds and two steals. Juniors Brooklyn Bachmann and Taylor Bray each scored seven points and pulled down six rebounds, while freshman center Rachael Heittola also tied for the team lead with six rebounds off the bench.
Bemidji State continues its road trip with a 3:30 p.m. tip-off Saturday at St. Cloud State University.
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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).