BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team opens a four-game homestand with a weekend matchup against Minot State University and University of Mary on Jan. 24-25 at BSU Gymnasium. BSU and MiSU meet for the Beaver Bash at 5:30 p.m. Friday night followed by the weekend finale against UMary at 3:30 p.m.
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- Minot State leads the all-time series versus Bemidji State, 14-6.
- MiSU swept BSU during the 2018-19 season with wins of 86-74 in double overtime on Jan. 25, 2019 in Minot, N.D., and 70-52 in Bemidji, Minn.
- Sophomore guard Trinity Myer led BSU in scoring against Minot State last season with 11.5 points per game. She was the only Beaver to score double-digits in both games while junior guard Brooklyn Bachmann scored 13 points in the double-overtime loss.
- The series began Dec. 9, 1988, a 77-74 win by Minot State. Both teams took four wins over the first eight games of the series.
- UMary leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 21-5.
- The Beavers split the 2018-19 season series with the Marauders, including a 77-66 win in Bismarck, N.D., on Jan. 26, 2019 to snap a seven-game losing streak to UMary.
- BSU outscored UMary in the paint over its two games last season, 68-44.
- Myer also led BSU in scoring against UMary with 16.5 points per game. She scored a previous career-high 20 points, including nine free throws, and added five rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Junior center Taylor Bray averaged 14.0 points per game, including 17 in BSU’s loss. Bachmann recorded a season-high 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field in the Beavers’ win over the Marauders.
- The series began Nov. 30, 1984, an 80-75 win by BSU in Bismarck.
Fast Break Bemidji State
- Bemidji State snapped a four-game losing streak with a 74-72 overtime win at Upper Iowa University before taking a 76-67 loss to Winona State University.
- The Beavers secured their first overtime victory since Feb. 2, 2008 by outscoring the Peacocks in the paint, 44-22. BSU held a 60-49 lead early in the fourth quarter before UIU went on a 17-5 run to end regulation. Bachmann secured her first career double-double in the extra time before hitting the game-winning basket in the paint with less than one second to play.
- Bemidji State nearly made one of the largest comebacks in program history during its loss to Winona State. The Beavers trailed by 20 points late in the second quarter but battled back to take a 57-56 lead midway through the fourth quarter. After Myer scored her first points of the night to keep BSU within one, WSU went on a 14-4 run for the final separation of the game.
- Bachmann led BSU with 15.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, including her first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against Upper Iowa. Bray also led BSU with 15.5 points per game after totaling 16 points and six rebounds versus the Peacocks and 15 points and six rebounds versus the Warriors. Freshman center Rachael Heittola also recorded her first career double-double over the weekend with a team-high 20 points and 10 rebounds against Winona State.
- Bemidji State ranks fourth in the NSIC and 23rd nationally in fewest turnovers per game with 13.3. BSU ranks fourth with a .313 field goal percentage defense.
- Myer ranks 15th in the NSIC with 13.4 points per game, sixth shooting 45.2 percent from the field, fifth with 3.9 assists per game, and 24th with 5.6 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Claire Wolhowe leads the conference and ranks 13th in the nation shooting 46.1 percent from 3-point range.
Scouting Minot State
- Minot State continues its search for a win in NSIC play after taking losses of 85-61 at Southwest Minnesota State University and 87-53 at No. 14 University of Sioux Falls. The Beavers enter the weekend on a 12-game losing streak.
- The Beavers rank fifth in the league with 33.6 rebounds allowed per game and ninth with 37.0 rebounds per game.
- Senior guard Mariah Payne ranks fourth in the NSIC with 17.2 points per game, tied for third with 2.4 3-point field goals per game, eighth with 3.5 assists per game and 11th shooting 41.7 percent from the field.
- UMary enters the weekend 12-9 overall and 6-6 in the NSIC after falling in a sweep to No. 14 Sioux Falls, 80-62, and Southwest Minn. State, 91-85.
- The Marauders lead the conference shooting 45.4 percent from the field, rank fourth scoring 73.9 points per game and rank fifth allowing 64.3 points per game.
- Senior forward Cassie Askvig leads the NSIC scoring 22.0 points per game. She also ranks fifth shooting 51.7 percent from the field and sixth shooting 82.3 percent from the free throw line. UMary is the only team with two players among the top 10 of the conference in rebounding as sophomore forward Lexie Schnieder ranks seventh with 7.8 boards per game and junior guard Lauren Rotunda ranks ninth with 7.4 rebounds per game.
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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).