|February 01, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Southwest Minn. St.
|Stats at a Glance||SMSU||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.377 (23-61)||.429 (21-49)|
|3P FG Percentage||.190 (4-21)||.154 (2-13)|
|FT Percentage||.760 (19-25)||.667 (14-21)|
Baxter - 2
Akoi - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Junior center Taylor Bray recorded her first career double-double Saturday afternoon as the Bemidji State University fell to Southwest Minnesota State University, 69-58, at BSU Gymnasium.
Bray led all players with 20 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double-double in 68th career game as a Beaver. Despite Bray going 8-of-9 from the field, BSU falls to 7-13 overall and 4-12 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Neither team led by more than one possession until a quick 5-0 run by the Mustangs near the end of the first quarter, 16-12. SMSU took the four-point lead into the second quarter before BSU scored eight of the first 11 points of the period to takea 22-21 lead. The Mustangs again answered with a 5-0 run to regain the lead and only pulled ahead by as many as four points before halftime. Just before the break, Bray sank two free throws followed by a layup off a turnover by sophomore guard Trinity Myer to give BSU a 35-34 lead.
The Beavers allowed four straight points to the Mustangs out of halftime before junior guard Brooklyn Bachmann snapped a two-minute scoreless streak. BSU held SMSU scoreless for over two minutes and took its final lead of the night, 39-38, off a layup by sophomore forward Claire Wolhowe. After four straight points from Southwest Minnesota State, Bemidji State pulled to within one point multiple times before a five-point, 53-48, deficit heading into the final quarter.
The Mustangs scored the first basket of the final period to go ahead by seven points while sophomore guard Coley Rezabek sparked a 6-0 run to bring the Beavers back to within one point. From there, SMSU went 3-of-3 on its next three shots to go back ahead by seven points, 61-54, with 3:04 to play. The Mustangs sank seven straight free throws to end the game over the Beavers.
Junior forward Gabby Dubois followed Bray with nine points and six rebounds while Myer scored eight points with five rebounds, four assists and three steals. As a team, BSU shot 42.9 percent (21-49) from the field and 15.4 percent (2-13) from beyond the arc. Although the Beavers held the Mustangs to 37.7 percent (23-61) from the floor, SMSU scored 18 points off 17 Beavers turnovers and shot 76.0 percent (19-25) from the free throw line.
Bemidji State returns to the road for four games beginning Feb. 7-8 at Concordia University-St. Paul and Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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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).