|December 15, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Wayne State (Neb.)
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||WSC|
|FG Percentage||.382 (21-55)||.397 (23-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.250 (5-20)||.476 (10-21)|
|FT Percentage||.889 (24-27)||.690 (29-42)|
Bachmann - 3
Vesey - 3
Busse - 3
WAYNE, Neb. (Rice Auditorium) -- Sophomore center Taylor Bray more than doubled her career high scoring for Bemidji State University Saturday afternoon despite an 85-71 loss to Wayne State College. Bray led the team with 24 points and tied BSU’s single-game record for most consecutive free throws made with 14.
Bray opened the game with eight of BSU’s 18 first-quarter points while the team led into the second quarter, 18-17. She added two free throws in the second quarter to push the Beavers to a game-high five-point lead, 25-20, although the Wildcats scored 11 straight points to regain the lead before halftime.
After coming out of the halftime break facing a 37-32 deficit, Bray extended her career scoring game with six consecutive points to bring the Beavers within one. BSU was not able to take the lead until the squad went on an 11-2 run that culminated with 3:42 to go in the third. Freshman Trinity Myer scored her sixth and seventh points of the game on free throws to push BSU’s lead back to five points, 56-51.
Despite holding the lead heading into the fourth quarter, 60-59, the Wildcats opened the final period on a 12-0 run to take control of the game. Bray continued her perfect shooting day from the free throw line with four makes in the fourth quarter, tying the program record for the most consecutive free throws made in a single-game without a miss.
Bemidji State shot 38.2 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from beyond the arc and 88.9 percent from the free throw line against Wayne State. The Beavers won the battle in the paint, 28-22, but gave away 21 turnovers that led to 19 points for the Wildcats.
Following Bray in the scoring column was Myer with 11 points and freshman forward Taylor Vold with nine. Sophomore guard Brooklyn Bachmann paced BSU on the boards with a career-high nine rebounds.
Bemidji State will finish its weekend Sunday at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Beavers and Vikings tip-off at 12:30 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).