|January 12, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||NSU|
|FG Percentage||.340 (17-50)||.444 (20-45)|
|3P FG Percentage||.320 (8-25)||.000 (0-7)|
|FT Percentage||.556 (5-9)||.727 (16-22)|
Appicelli - 5
Bachmann - 2
Appicelli - 2
Kusler - 2
Mekash - 2
ABERDEEN, S.D. (Wachs Arena) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball program found success with the long ball Saturday night while scoring 20 fourth-quarter points, but fell to hands of Northern State University, 56-47, Saturday night at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, S.D. The Beavers fall to 2-12 overall and 0-10 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play while the Wolves improve to 8-8 overall and 4-5 in conference action.
BSU fought back from an early 8-0 deficit behind the three-ball, going on a 12-6 run with four 3-pointers in a span of two and a half minutes. Sophomore guard Maria Appicelli scored the Beavers’ first points while freshman forward Taylor Vold put in two of BSU’s long balls to cut NSU’s lead to two, 14-12. Bemidji State’s defense held Northern State to 5-of-15 shooting from the field after the two-point split, heading into halftime trailing by four, 28-24.
Bemidji State kept the game within four points early in the second half before Northern State began to pull away to its largest lead of the game in the fourth quarter. The Wolves pulled ahead by 13 points in the third quarter, behind a defensive effort that limited the Beavers to just three third-quarter points, before going up 15, 42-27, with 8:36 in the game. The Beavers climbed back to single digits following a 15-7 run in the final period while holding the Wolves to 2-for-5 shooting and three turnovers during the stretch.
Appicelli led BSU with 13 points, 10 of which came during the first half, and five rebounds. Vold followed with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field. BSU shot 34.0 percent from the field and 32.0 percent from beyond the arc while totaling 24 rebounds. The Wolves shot 44.4 percent from the floor and went 0-for-7 from long range while grabbing 40 boards.
Bemidji State returns to BSU Gymnasium Jan. 18-19 with a weekend slate versus NSIC South opponents Upper Iowa University and Winona State University.
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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).