Deep shooting leads to 77-63 win for BSU over MiSU

January 29, 20211st2nd3rd4thFinal
Minot St.1622121363
Bemidji St.1916271577
Stats at a GlanceMISUBSU
FG Percentage.364 (24-66) .429 (24-56)
3P FG Percentage.222 (2-9) .609 (14-23)
FT Percentage.684 (13-19) .789 (15-19)
Offensive Rebounds1410
Defensive Rebounds2232
Total Rebounds3642
Turnovers914
Steals84
Bench Points1833
LeadersMISUBSU
PointsStevahn - 18
Vold - 18
ReboundsAndersen - 6
Stevahn - 6
Bachmann - 8
AssistsTheodore - 5
Zerr - 6
StealsChapman - 3
Zerr - 2
BlocksStevahn - 2
Vold - 2
Deep shooting leads to 77-63 win for BSU over MiSU
Friday, January 29, 2021
Deep shooting leads to 77-63 win for BSU over MiSU

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team found its rhythm from behind the arc early and often Friday night to help surge past Minot State University, 77-63, at BSU Gymnasium. BSU hit a season-high 14 3-pointers while a stingy second-half defense improved the team to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

BSU sank double-digit 3-pointers in last weekend’s sweep and set a new season-best mark against MiSU, the most the program has converted in a game since putting in 15 against Minot State late in the 2019-20 season. Junior forward Taylor Vold contributed five 3-pointers, including shooting 4-of-4 in the first half, while senior guard Sydney Zerr and junior forward Claire Wolhowe each added three each.

As a team, Bemidji State finished the game shooting 14-of-23 from long range and 15-of-19 from the free throw line while Minot State was held to 36.4 percent shooting overall and 2-of-9 from beyond the arc. BSU allowed MiSU to score 11 points off turnovers in the first half before giving the ball away just four times in the second and limiting Minot State to 25 total points over the final two quarters.

Both teams traded baskets to start the game and stayed within one score through the opening five minutes of action. Three 3-pointers on three straight BSU possessions gave it a 14-10 lead. Vold put in her third 3-pointer of the quarter followed by a second-chance layup from sophomore center Rachael Heittola to give BSU a 19-12 lead, its largest of the first half.

Minot State came back to trail by three after the first quarter and regained the lead after a 7-3 run to open the second. Both teams exchanged leads over the next seven minutes before MiSU closed the half with a 38-35 lead.

Minot State continued to hold its lead to open the third quarter until the BSU defense came alive to force Minot State to miss seven straight field goals. Bemidji State took advantage offensively to score 14 straight points off five different scorers. Bemidji State peppered in seven 3-pointers through the remainder of the game to hold on to its third double-digit win of the season.

Vold led BSU in scoring with a career-high 18 points followed by junior guard Trinity Myer with 10. Heittola, Wolhowe, Zerr and senior guard Brooklyn Bachmann each scored nine points while Zerr added a team-high and career-high six assists and Bachmann recorded a team-high eight rebounds.

Bemidji State will look to extend its winning streak to seven games and take a sweep over Minot State with a 3:30 p.m. tip-off Saturday at 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).

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