|January 23, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||UMARY|
|FG Percentage||.451 (23-51)||.404 (23-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (6-18)||.300 (3-10)|
|FT Percentage||.500 (6-12)||.667 (4-6)|
Velde - 3
Voit - 3
Zerr - 1
Heittola - 1
Wolhowe - 1
Wishart - 1
Schweitzer - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Senior guard Brooklyn Bachmann tied a career-high in scoring to help Bemidji State University women’s basketball earn its fifth straight win, a 58-53 victory at the University of Mary on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers are now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, which is the longest conference winning streak for BSU since the 1991-92 season.
Like the day before, Bemidji State jumped out of the gate in scoring with a 7-2 lead over the first three minutes of play. The Marauders again came back while both teams traded leads until a 14-14 tie to exit the first quarter. The Beavers outscored the Marauders 16-6 to begin the second quarter as five different BSU players scored during the run. Bachmann scored the final five points of BSU’s scoring run for a 10-point, 30-20 lead before going into the halftime break with a 30-23 advantage.
The Beavers worked the paint well to begin the second half and hold its lead before Bachmann sank her second 3-pointer of the game to hand BSU its largest lead of the night, 44-33, with 2:17 to play in the third quarter. UMary followed Bachmann’s 15th point of the night with an 11-1 run that spanned into the fourth quarter to bring BSU’s lead down to just one point, 45-44. Bachmann put in BSU’s next six points to keep UMary from taking the lead. A late 3-pointer from junior forward Claire Wolhowe and a jumper from Bachmann sealed the game with less than 20 seconds left to play.
Bachmann went 9-of-17 shooting from the field and added a team-high seven assists with four rebounds, one steal and one block. Sophomore center Rachael Heittola followed with 11 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double with a team-high nine, all on the defensive end.
The Beavers shot 45.1 percent from the floor (23-51) and 33.3 percent from 3-point range (6-18) while the Marauders shot 40.4 percent from the field (23-57) and 30.0 percent from beyond the arc (3-10). BSU edged out UMary in rebounding, 34-32, and in the paint, 32-28.
Bemidji State will start its final homestand of the 2020-21 season Jan. 29-30 as Minot State University enters 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).