Huskies defense stifles Beavers in first NSIC loss

February 05, 20211st2nd3rd4thFinal
St. Cloud St.2910111565
Bemidji St.13991142
Stats at a GlanceSCSUBSU
FG Percentage.473 (26-55) .309 (17-55)
3P FG Percentage.467 (7-15) .313 (5-16)
FT Percentage.857 (6-7) .750 (3-4)
Offensive Rebounds1213
Defensive Rebounds2518
Total Rebounds3731
Turnovers1415
Steals107
Bench Points89
LeadersSCSUBSU
PointsEvans - 28
Zerr - 12
ReboundsPeschel - 9
Heittola - 9
AssistsPeterson - 4
Bachmann - 5
StealsWortz - 4
Myer - 4
BlocksKilboten - 3
Bachmann - 1
Zerr - 1
Dubois - 1
Heittola - 1
Huskies defense stifles Beavers in first NSIC loss
Friday, February 5, 2021
Huskies defense stifles Beavers in first NSIC loss

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- An opening-game spurt and tough defense from the St. Cloud State University women’s basketball team gave Bemidji State University its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference loss of the season after a 65-42 loss Friday night at BSU Gymnasium.

The Beavers (7-2, 7-1 NSIC) were held to their lowest field goal percentage of the season at 30.9 percent after not shooting lower than 41.3 percent through eight games entering the night. The Huskies in turn opened the game hot from the floor, shooting 60.0 percent from the field with four 3-pointers to take a 29-13 lead to exit the first quarter.

Senior guard Sydney Zerr led BSU in scoring with 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting, all field goals coming from beyond the arc. Junior guard Trinity Myer followed with 10 points while senior guard Brooklyn Bachmann added five points, five assists and four rebounds.

Both teams opened the game efficient on the offensive end, including two 3-pointers from St. Cloud State and a layup from sophomore center Rachael Heittola and a second-chance layup from Myer to keep BSU within two points. Zerr followed with a 3-pointer off a steal by Myer to give the Beavers their only lead of the night, 7-6. The SCSU defense began to take shape less than three minutes into action when it held BSU to two points over a four-minute span. After the Beavers’ lead, the Huskies finished the first quarter with nine points off BSU turnovers and eventually took a 20-point lead midway through the second quarter.

The Huskies kept the Beavers in check offensively through the rest of the game to hold a lead of at least 17 points through the final two and a half quarters of play. BSU shot just 26.2 percent from the floor over the final three quarters while SCSU hit 40.0 percent during that span. The Huskies won the rebound battle, 37-31, and finished the game with 16 points off 15 Beavers’ turnovers.

Bemidji State closes out its final home game of the season with senior day at 3:30 p.m. Saturday versus St. Cloud State. The Beavers will recognize graduating seniors Taylor Bray, Gabby Dubois and Teagan Pompa prior to the game.

For more information on the Bemidji State athletic programs, tickets or schedules, visit BSUBeavers.com, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUBeavers), or like them on Facebook (facebook.com/BSUBeavers).

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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