|January 22, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||UMARY|
|FG Percentage||.413 (26-63)||.418 (23-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.385 (10-26)||.385 (5-13)|
|FT Percentage||.364 (4-11)||.909 (10-11)|
Myer - 3
Heittola - 1
BISMARCK, N.D. (McDowell Activity Center) -- A 3-point attack and double-digit scoring from senior guards Brooklyn Bachmann and Sydney Zerr extended the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team’s winning streak to four with a 66-61 win over the University of Mary Friday night in Bismarck, N.D. The Beavers improved to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.
The duo of Bachmann and Zerr combined for 27 points, including seven of BSU’s 10 3-pointers on the night. The Beavers’ 10 3-point field goals set a new season high while finishing the night shooting 41.3 percent from the field. BSU also took advantage of 18 Marauder giveaways to score 21 points off turnovers.
After a turnover on its first possession, Bemidji State got hot shooting, going 3-of-3 on its next three possessions to take a 7-0 lead. The Marauders came back to hold the Beavers scoreless through the remainder of the first quarter and 44 seconds into the second before Zerr knocked down her first 3-pointer of the season to snap a 15-0 run by UMary. The Marauders scored the next four points to take their largest lead of the game, 19-10, with 8:40 in the second quarter.
Bachmann scored her first points of the game to start a 7-0 run for the Beavers to pull within one possession, 19-17. Bachmann and senior center Taylor Bray each put in layups to cut the deficit to one point, but UMary scored five of the final seven points of the quarter to take a 31-27 lead into halftime.
BSU opened the second half on an 11-4 run, highlighted by senior forward Gabby Dubois who scored or assisted on the first eight points of the third quarter. Bachmann closed out the run with a 3-pointer to give BSU its first lead, 38-35, since its game-opening run. UMary grabbed the lead back once more before junior guard Trinity Myer converted an and-one layup for the final BSU lead of the night.
Junior guard Coley Rezabek closed out the third quarter with a layup off a turnover to help BSU outscore UMary in the period, 21-11. The Beavers took game-high leads of nine points twice in the final frame and led by two possessions for the entirety of the quarter.
Bachmann led BSU with 15 points, including 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc, followed by Zerr with 12 points, two shy of her career high. Sophomore center Rachael Heittola paced the Beavers on the boards with 10 rebounds while she added nine points, two assists, two steals and one block.
Bemidji State will aim to win four consecutive conference games at 4 p.m. Saturday as it and UMary close out the weekend series. The last time BSU won four straight conference games was during the 1991-92 season, when Bemidji State was a part of the Northern Sun Conference.
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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).