Wildcats sneak by Beavers with strong second half, 87-82

December 13, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Wayne St. (NE)1625192787
Bemidji St.2324132282
Stats at a GlanceWSCBSU
FG Percentage.508 (31-61) .449 (31-69)
3P FG Percentage.294 (5-17) .258 (8-31)
FT Percentage.870 (20-23) .667 (12-18)
Offensive Rebounds810
Defensive Rebounds3324
Total Rebounds4134
Bench Points2218
PointsNorling - 22
Bray - 21
ReboundsNorling - 12
Bachmann - 8
Wolhowe - 8
AssistsHammer - 3
Busse - 3
Myer - 9
StealsHammer - 1
Busse - 1
Ryan - 1
Zerr - 4
BlocksWangerin - 1
Bachmann - 1
Bray - 1
Wildcats sneak by Beavers with strong second half, 87-82
Friday, December 13, 2019
Wildcats sneak by Beavers with strong second half, 87-82

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Despite season scoring highs from juniors Brooklyn Bachmann and Taylor Bray, the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team was taken down by Wayne State College, 87-82, Friday night at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers held multiple 10-point leads in the second quarter before the Wildcats won the scoring margin in the second half, 46-35.

Bemidji State falls to 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference as Wayne State shot over 50 percent to take control of the second half. The Beavers shot 44.9 percent from the field and 25.8 percent from beyond the arc and scored 10 second-chance points.

Wayne State held on to a four-point lead until 3:21 to play in the first quarter when Bemidji State began a 10-0 run on two of Bray’s six first-quarter points. Bachmann hit a 3-pointer off a WSC turnover for the team’s first lead of the night, 15-14. BSU ended the first quarter with two 3-pointers from junior guard Sydney Zerr for a 23-16 lead heading into the second quarter.

BSU traded baskets over the first three minutes of the second quarter before going ahead by double-digits with just one minute in the half. Following 3-pointers from Bachmann and senior guard Erica Gartner, the Wildcats ended the second quarter with four straight points to cut the Beavers’ lead to six, 47-41, at the break.

The Wildcats scored the first three baskets of the second half to tie the game, 47-47, as the Beavers opened the third quarter 0-of-3 from the field with two turnovers. Both squads stayed within two scores through the quarter before taking a 60-60 tie into the final frame. WSC took its first lead since the first quarter on the opening basket of the fourth quarter. Although, Wayne State held the lead for the majority of the quarter, Bemidji State stayed within four points until WSC went 5-of-6 from the free throw line over the final 40 seconds to seal the game.

Bemidji State shot 31-of-69 from the field and 8-of 31 from beyond the arc while going 12-of-18 from the free throw line. WSC went 31-of-61 from the field and 5-of-17 from 3-point range while putting in 20-of-23 free throws. Wayne State won the rebound battle, 41-34, but gave away 17 turnovers that led to 19 points for Bemidji State.

BSU closes out its weekend slate with a 3:30 p.m. tip-off against Augustana University at BSU Gymnasium.

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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).