Second half shooting spell leads to 75-59 loss at Wayne State

December 15, 20181st2ndFinal
Bemidji State283159
Wayne State (Neb.)344175
Stats at a GlanceBSUMWSCM
FG Percentage.389 (21-54) .391 (25-64)
3P FG Percentage.318 (7-22) .300 (6-20)
FT Percentage.714 (10-14) .864 (19-22)
Offensive Rebounds812
Defensive Rebounds2926
Total Rebounds3738
Bench Points172
PointsThompson - 12
Joseph - 24
ReboundsMcNallan - 9
Janssen - 11
AssistsMorgan - 3
Janssen - 4
StealsMcNallan - 3
Janssen - 3
BlocksMcNallan - 2
Janssen - 4
Second half shooting spell leads to 75-59 loss at Wayne State
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Second half shooting spell leads to 75-59 loss at Wayne State

WAYNE, Nebn. (Rice Auditorium) -- Junior guard Jacob McNallan came one rebound shy of his second double-double of the season Saturday afternoon as the Bemidji State University men’s basketball fell to Wayne State College, 75-49. McNallan finished with 11 points and nine rebounds while sophomore forward Derek Thompson led the team with 12 points.

Bemidji State and Wayne State battled back-and-forth over the first 16 minutes of the game, trading leads 13 times. Sophomore forward Zach Baumgartner hit a 3-pointer for his first points of the game to put BSU ahead, 25-24, with 4:33 in the first half. The Wildcats followed on an 10-3 run to end the half with a 34-28 lead.

After starting the second half shooting 4-of-5 from the field, Bemidji State went on a cold spell of 0-for-8 shooting that led to a 14-point, 53-39 lead for Wayne State. The Beavers converted just seven field goal over the final 11:59 of the game while the Wildcats put the game away with six field goals and eight free throws on eight attempts.

Bemidji State shot 38.9 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line, led by Thompson with 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting. The Beavers outscored the Wildcats in the paint, 28-26, although WSC recorded 12 offensive rebounds that led to 12 second-chance points.

Bemidji State will finish its weekend Sunday at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Beavers and Vikings tip-off at 2:30 p.m. from the Elmen Center.

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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).