November 21, 20141st2ndFinal
Mayville State423476
Bemidji State374582
Stats at a GlanceMVSUWBSUW
FG Percentage.397 (25-63) .395 (34-86)
3P FG Percentage.471 (8-17) .333 (8-24)
FT Percentage.783 (18-23) .750 (6-8)
Offensive Rebounds715
Defensive Rebounds3628
Total Rebounds4343
Bench Points1751
PointsAndi Gayner - 19
Sheley - 24
ReboundsAndi Gayner - 13
Pelzer - 9
AssistsKarleigh Weber - 2
Liza Hoglo - 2
Joelle Ertl - 2
Pelzer - 7
StealsJoelle Ertl - 3
Zerr - 4
BlocksAlicia Nopola - 2
Durand - 5
Sheley leads Beavers to an 82-76 victory over Mayville State
Friday, November 21, 2014
Sheley leads Beavers to an 82-76 victory over Mayville State

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women's basketball team went head-to-head against Mayville State University Friday night where it made a second half comeback to win, 82-76.

The Beavers found themselves trailing Mayville State at the half, 42-37, but did not give up as they came out in the second half to tie the game up three times before sustaining a lead. It was a nail biter to the end as free throws kept BSU ahead of the Comets for the win.

Coming off the bench to record 29 minutes of play and lead the team in scoring was Tatum Sheley with a career-high 24 points. Sheley shot 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-9 from three-point range with her three ball bringing the Beavers back into the game twice in the last minutes. She added four rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal on the night.

Sarah Durand and Hanna Zerr were the only others to score in double digits for BSU, recording 15 and 14 points, respectively. Durand led the team in blocks with five and marked seven rebounds on the night, while Zerr pulled down five rebounds and added four assists, four steals and one block

Aimee Pelzer led the Beavers posting nine rebounds, including seven defensive rebounds in the teams 43 total. The Beavers, shooting their best 39.5 percent from the field, were outshot by Mayville but defense proved big to win the game.

Scoring was spread for the Comets as four players posted in the double digits with two recording double-doubles. Andi Gayner led the team with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while teammate Liza Hoglo put up 18 points and marked 10 rebounds. Both finished the night going 7-of-9 from the line with Gayner 6-of-16 and Hoglo 5-of-14 from the field.

Jenna London and Karleigh Weber were the other Comets in double digits with 15 and 12 points, respectively. The Comets shot its best percentage from the arch going 8-of-17 (47.1%) while they were 25-of-63 (39.7%) from the field.

Mayville finished recording 43 rebounds, four steals and three blocks against the Beavers.

The Beavers (2-2, 0-0 NSIC) will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 29 as they start Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play hosting University of Minnesota Crookston. Game time is set for 2 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium. 

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).