|January 26, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
University of Mary
|Stats at a Glance||BSUW||MARY|
|FG Percentage||.587 (27-46)||.455 (25-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.455 (5-11)||.294 (5-17)|
|FT Percentage||.643 (18-28)||.846 (11-13)|
Bohl - 15
Bray - 6
Bray - 1
BISMARCK, N.D. (McDowell Activity Center) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball duo of freshman Trinity Myer and sophomore Brooklyn Bachmann combined for 39 points to guide the team to a 77-66 win Saturday afternoon at University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Myer scored a career-high 20 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, while senior forward Emma Rappe scored eight in the fourth quarter to push the Beavers to three wins in their last four games.
The Beavers’ scoring only got better as the game drew on as the team shot over 50 percent in the first half and over 60 in the second. Although BSU held the lead for the majority of the first half, U-Mary went into the halftime break with a 34-32 lead after scoring the final six points of the second quarter.
The Marauders extended the lead out of the break with a 3-pointer for its largest lead of the game, but a 7-2 run capped by back-to-back attacking layups from Bachmann gave the lead back to the Beavers. Both teams traded leads three times before sophomore guard Maria Appicelli put BSU up for good out of the third quarter, 51-49.
Bemidji State was sparked to a nine-point, 60-51 lead on the back end of eight straight points from Rappe, including back-to-back 3-pointers. The Beavers were able to control the ball and the clock while outrebounding the Marauders down the stretch, 12-6. Free throws helped seal the game as BSU went 8-for-11 from the charity stripe over the final 2:30 of the game.
Following Myer’s team-high 20 points was Bachmann with 19 and sophomore center Taylor Bray with 11. Bachmann and Bray each led the team with six rebounds, while Myer added five and five assists.
As a team, Bemidji State shot 58.7 percent from the field, its first time shooting over 50 percent in a game this season. The Beavers won the rebound battle, 29-20, while scoring seven second-chance points.
Bemidji State remains on the road Feb. 1-2 with trips to face University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota 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).