|December 02, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||UMC|
|FG Percentage||.463 (25-54)||.268 (15-56)|
|3P FG Percentage||.364 (4-11)||.071 (1-14)|
|FT Percentage||.818 (18-22)||.704 (19-27)|
- 17||Kylie Post
Taylor Bray - 8
- 3||Emma Carpenter
Sydney Zerr - 2
Taylor Bray - 1
Abby Guidinger - 1
Mary Burke - 1
Paige Weakley - 1
CROOKSTON, Minn. (Lysaker Gymnasium) -- Junior guard Brooklyn Bachmann scored a season-high 17 points Monday night to help the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team to a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule-opening 72-50 win at University of Minnesota Crookston. Junior center Taylor Bray and sophomore Trinity Myer also added double-digit scoring as the Beavers move to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the NSIC.
Bemidji State was sparked to a double-digit halftime lead after scoring eight of the final 10 points in the first quarter. BSU trailed 12-7 before four Beavers scored layups to take a 15-14 advantage into the second quarter. Junior guard Sydney Zerr hit her only 3-pointer of the game for the first points of the quarter and the start of a 6-0 run. Seven of BSU’s 18 second-quarter points came from the free-throw line while Bray ended the first half with a layup for her ninth point of the game to give the Beavers a 33-22 lead at the break.
The Beavers stifled the Golden Eagles in the second half while holding them without a field goal until 3:53 in the third quarter. After holding UMC to just 2-of-12 from the field in the second quarter, BSU’s defense held it to 2-of-11 in the third. Minnesota Crookston scored 12 of its 16 points in the quarter from the free-throw line while Bemidji State took its first 20-point lead with 4:21 before the fourth on a jumper from junior forward Gabby Dubois.
The fourth quarter was more of the same for the Beavers as Bachmann and Bray combined for seven of BSU’s next nine points to grab a 64-38 lead. BSU outscored UMC in every quarter including allowing just 12 points to the Golden Eagles in the final quarter.
Bachmann added five rebounds and one assist while shooting 5-of-9 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Bray followed with 15 points and eight rebounds while Myer scored 12 points with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Bemidji State outshot Minnesota Crookston, 46.3 percent to 26.8 percent, and allowed the Golden Eagles to make just one 3-pointer. BSU won the rebound battle, 42-31, and converted 15 second-chance points.
Bemidji State will play its first full weekend of NSIC games Dec. 6-7 at Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Beavers travel to face the Wolves at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Abderdeen, S.D., before taking on the Dragons at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Moorhead, Minn.
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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).