Yoder’s 22 points leads Beavers to biggest win over Warriors since 2006

January 07, 20221st2nd3rd4thFinal
Winona St.1411161960
Bemidji St.1420251675
Stats at a GlanceWSUBSU
FG Percentage.368 (21-57) .431 (25-58)
3P FG Percentage.200 (3-15) .320 (8-25)
FT Percentage.789 (15-19) .654 (17-26)
Offensive Rebounds1214
Defensive Rebounds2326
Total Rebounds3540
Bench Points2021
PointsFee - 14
Yoder - 22
ReboundsDornfeld - 6
Hustad - 6
Heittola - 8
AssistsKieck - 3
Yoder - 6
StealsAlexander - 2
Heittola - 3
BlocksBachmann - 1
Schires - 1
Yoder’s 22 points leads Beavers to biggest win over Warriors since 2006
Friday, January 7, 2022
Yoder’s 22 points leads Beavers to biggest win over Warriors since 2006
Photo Credit: Zoey Mills

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – Senior guard Trinity Yoder’s 22 points led the Bemidji State University women’s basketball to a 75-60 victory over Winona State University on Friday night, marking the largest victory for BSU over WSU since 2006. The Beavers’ third straight win improves the team to 8-5 overall and 6-3 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Yoder scored nine of her 22 points in the second quarter to help BSU pull away after a first-quarter tie. She finished the game shooting 8-of-13 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the free throw line and added a team-high six assists. Yoder has now led BSU in assists in 10 games this season and 50 times during her career.

Sophomore center Rachael Heittola came two rebounds shy of a double-double with 14 points and eight rebounds while senior guard Sydney Zerr added 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. Freshman forward Jana Swanson came off the bench to tally six rebounds for the Beavers.

Both teams traded leads five times during the first quarter before a 14-14 tie to head into the second. After scoring BSU’s first two baskets of the game, Yoder added an and-one for the team’s first score of the second quarter. The Beavers would not trail the rest of the way and outscored the Warriors, 12-3, over the final 5:15 of the first half.

Bemidji State’s lead was extended to double figures after a 7-2 run to start the third quarter. Just over one minute later, BSU took advantage of a WSU turnover for a 3-pointer from Zerr to spark an 18-6 run. The run pushed BSU’s lead to a game-high 22 points, 59-37.

The Beavers shot 43 percent from the floor (25-58), 32 percent from beyond the arc (8-25) and 65 percent from the free throw line (17-26) and limited the Warriors to 37 percent shooting overall (21-57) and 20 percent from 3-point range (3-15). Although the Warriors had just three more turnovers than the Beavers, BSU turned WSU’s turnovers in 17 points compared to allowing just three points off turnovers.

BSU’s originally scheduled game for Saturday against Upper Iowa University has been canceled due to COVID protocols within the Peacocks team.

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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).