|January 31, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||USF||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.459 (28-61)||.487 (19-39)|
|3P FG Percentage||.417 (5-12)||.571 (4-7)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (12-18)||.880 (22-25)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Sophomore guard Trinity Myer scored a game-high 24 points Friday night during Bemidji State University women’s basketball’s 73-64 loss to No. 15 University of Sioux Falls.
After trailing by 17 points at halftime, the Beavers outscored the Cougars, 24-11, in the third quarter before ultimately falling to 7-12 overall and 4-11 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Defense was key early for both teams as the first points were scored nearly three minutes into play. Both teams combined to shoot 0-for-6 from the field with three total turnovers. Freshman center Rachael broke the early stalemate with a layup from sophomore guard Trinity Myer before she added BSU’s second and final field goal of the quarter with 3:20 to play. USF hit 7-of-13 shots from the field to close the quarter to go ahead by double-digits, 15-5.
The Beavers brought the deficit back to within single-digits before a string of three straight turnovers sparked a 9-0 run by the Cougars to go ahead by 17 points, 26-9. BSU again fought back but allowed a 7-0 run by USF to again take a 17-point lead, 36-19, into halftime. In the late stages of the third quarter, the Beavers began a comeback on the Cougars while scoring 14 of the final 19 points of the period. USF pulled away by double-digits again less than two minutes into the fourth quarter. Although the Beavers shot 60.0 percent from the field over the final 10 minutes, the Cougars scored nine second-chance points to seal the game.
Myer added a game-high seven assists with five steals and four rebounds while Heittola followed in scoring with 10 points. Bemidji State finished the game shooting 48.7 percent (19-39) from the field but was outrebounded by Sioux Falls, 32-26, and allowed 20 total points off turnovers and 44 points in the paint.
Bemidji State concludes its weekend series with a 3:30 p.m. tip-off Saturday at BSU Gymnasium against 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).