Myer's 23 points, Bachmann double-double power BSU to overtime win over MSU

January 03, 20211st2nd3rd4th1OT Final
Minnesota St.13271910776
Bemidji St.162218131382
Stats at a GlanceMSUBSU
FG Percentage.359 (28-78) .500 (24-48)
3P FG Percentage.238 (5-21) .231 (3-13)
FT Percentage.455 (15-33) .721 (31-43)
Offensive Rebounds158
Defensive Rebounds2345
Total Rebounds3853
Turnovers1533
Steals233
Bench Points1723
LeadersMSUBSU
PointsBatt - 26
Myer - 23
ReboundsTonsfeldt - 9
Bachmann - 12
AssistsBatt - 3
Olson - 3
Tonsfeldt - 3
Myer - 7
StealsBatt - 6
Myer - 2
BlocksMenster - 1
Fett - 1
Rezabek - 4
Myer's 23 points, Bachmann double-double power BSU to overtime win over MSU
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Myer's 23 points, Bachmann double-double  power BSU to overtime win over MSU

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- For the first time in almost nine years, Bemidji State University took down Minnesota State University, Mankato following an 82-76 overtime victory Sunday afternoon at BSU Gymnasium. Junior guard Trinity Myer scored 23 points to lead BSU while senior guard Brooklyn Bachmann recorded her third career double-double during the team’s first win of the season.

Neither team took a lead larger than four points until Bemidji State went on a 13-1 run early in the third quarter. Senior forward Gabby Dubois scored four of BSU’s first six points during the run, which was then closed out by senior center Taylor Bray with five straight points and a 51-43 lead with 5:48 to play in the third.

The Mavericks answered with a 10-2 run to tie the game, as both teams traded leads twice before heading into the fourth quarter. MSU held the lead for the majority of the fourth quarter until Myer knocked down her only 3-pointer of the day and sank two free throws to tie the game, 69-69, with less than a minute to play. Both teams had an opportunity to score in the final seconds, including two missed field goals by MSU which sent the game into overtime.

After Minnesota State made 2-of-3 field goals to open overtime, Bemidji State’s defense caused frustration for MSU during the overtime period, holding the Mavericks to 0-of-7 shooting from the field over the final 2:41. Free throw shooting came in clutch through the overtime period, as Bachmann gave BSU the lead and eventually brought the squad back to within one on 4-of-4 shooting from the charity stripe. The back-half of Bachmann’s free throws began a 10-2 run for Bemidji State to end the game, which included a layup from Myer to gain the lead back for good. Bemidji State made 9-of-12 free throws to finish overtime while Minnesota State went 3-of-10 from the line in the extra quarter.

Myer’s 23 points came on 7-of-8 shooting from the field and 8-of-14 from the free throw line, while Bachmann converted 3-of-9 from the floor and 12-of-12 from the free throw line to total 19 points. Bachmann led both teams with 12 rebounds, notching her first double-double since Jan. 17, 2020. Dubois added 13 points while junior forward Taylor Vold scored 11 points off the bench.

Bemidji State shot 50.0 percent from the field (24-48), 23.1 percent from beyond the arc (3-13), and 72.1 percent from the free throw line (31-43) and dominated on the glass with 53 rebounds compared to 38 for Minnesota State. The Beavers’ defense held the Mavericks to 35.9 percent shooting from the floor (28-78), 23.8 percent from 3-point range (5-21), and 45.5 percent from the charity stripe (15-33).

Sunday’s victory against Minnesota State was the first for Bemidji State since Jan. 20, 2012, a 72-71 win in Bemidji when MSU received votes in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll. Myer is the first Beaver to score at least 20 points against the Mavericks since Aimee Pelzer on Jan. 28, 2017 while Bachmann is the first Beaver to record at least 10 rebounds against MSU since Hanna Zerr on the same date.

BSU will hit the road for the first time this season Jan. 8-9 with a trip to take on Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. to begin Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games.

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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).

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