|December 07, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NSU_W||BSUW|
|FG Percentage||.480 (24-50)||.345 (19-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.500 (3-6)||.333 (10-30)|
|FT Percentage||.818 (18-22)||.500 (9-18)|
Appicelli - 3
Wadsworth - 1
Hardwick - 1
Kohler - 1
Appicelli - 1
Luitjens - 1
Mekash - 1
Spier - 1
Bray - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Sophomore guard Brooklyn Bachmann tied a season-high 19 points Friday night as Bemidji State University women’s basketball fell in its weekend opener against Northern State University, 69-57. The Beavers fall to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference while the Wolves improve to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
The Beavers battled back from a quick 8-2 deficit behind 3-pointers from sophomore guard Maria Appicelli and freshman forward Taylor Vold, who played her first game of the season coming off an injury. The long-range shots tied the game, 8-8, but the two baskets would be BSU’s final of the quarter.
Junior guard Erica Gartner opened the second quarter with her first 3-pointer of the game, bringing BSU within three points at 14-11. Bachmann attacked the basket and made a 3-pointer to total nine straight points for BSU. Following the five-minute stretch, a free throw by sophomore forward Gabby Dubois cut NSU’s lead to one, 22-21. An Appicelli free throw and another Vold 3-pointer set the halftime score at 29-25, in favor of the Wolves.
Bemidji State held Northern State to no field goals through the first three minutes of the third quarter and went on a 9-4 run, ended by back-to-back 3-pointers from Appicelli and Dubois. Following the long range baskets, NSU closed the quarter on a 9-2 run to regain an eight-point lead, 44-36.
Northern State pulled away as the fourth quarter began, opening the final period on a 12-7 run to take a game-high, 15-point lead, 58-43. The Wolves scored nine of their final 11 points on free throws and held the Beavers in check shooting, as BSU went 6-of-14 from the field and 3-of-5 from long range in the fourth quarter.
On the night, Bemidji State shot 34.5 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from the 3-point line while tying a season-high 30 3-point field goal attempts and 50.0 percent from the free throw line. Both teams went into halftime with 20 rebounds, but NSU took control of the boards in the second half, outrebounding BSU, 23-5, in the half.
Bemidji State closes out its first full weekend of conference play Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. tip-off against Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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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).