Women’s Basketball closes out regular season series versus MSUM, NSU
Bemidji State University women’s basketball will host Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northern State University to close out their regular season series Jan. 10-11 at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers open the weekend at 5:30 p.m. on Friday against the Dragons before playing at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday against the Wolves.
MSU Moorhead leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 70-39. MSUM has won 16 straight games against BSU, dating back to Feb. 11, 2012. BSU’s most recent win came Dec. 2, 2011, a 75-68 victory. The Dragons won the first meeting of the 2019-20 season, 86-57, while ranked 22nd in the WBCA Top 25 Poll.
Four Beavers scored in double figures, led by sophomore guard Trinity Myer with 12 points. She went 8-of-12 from the free throw line and was followed in scoring by sophomore forward Claire Wolhowe who went 4-of-8 from the field. Juniors Taylor Bray and Sydney Zerr scored 10 points each, which is a season high for Zerr in 2019-20.
The series began in 1968, a 36-35 win by MSU Moorhead. The series is the longest between Bemidji State and any other opponent at 109 games.
Northern State leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 60-10. NSU has won 13 straight games against BSU, dating back to Dec. 14, 2013. BSU’s most recent win came Jan. 26, 2013, a 64-57 decision. The Wolves took the first meeting of the 2019-20 season series, 68-56, in Aberdeen, S.D.
Myer opened the Dec. 6 weekend with a career-high 23 points against the Wolves for her third career 20-point game. She went 9-of-16 from the field with six rebounds and a career-high four steals. Freshman center Rachael Heittola recorded a career-high 14 points off the bench while going 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. She also pulled down five rebounds in 17 minutes of court time.
The series began Jan. 24, 1986, a 77-74 win by Northern State.