Beaver Fever Friday – Sydney Zerr – @BSUBeaversWBB

Women’s Basketball to host Cougars and Mustangs to close homestand

Bemidji State University women’s basketball wraps up a four-game homestand Jan. 31-Feb. 1 with a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference interdivisional series against the University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State University at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers first play the Cougars at 5:30 p.m. Friday followed by the Mustangs at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bemidji State was on the short-end of a weekend sweep at home to Minot State University, 72-65, and University of Mary, 76-70, last weekend. BSU failed to score over the first six minutes of the game against MiSU but stormed back with 11 straight points and eventually took a game-high six-point lead early in the second quarter. Bemidji State held a one-point, 49-48 lead heading into the fourth quarter but was outscored in the final period, 24-16. Minot State won the rebound margin, 42-29, and shot 53.1 percent from the field, the second-largest percentage allowed by Bemidji State this season.

The Beavers led by as many as 19 points Saturday against the Marauders, but scored just three points over a seven-minute span in the fourth quarter. During BSU’s point-shortage, UMary scored 20 points to lead by eight points with 17 seconds to play in the game. BSU recorded a season-high 21 assists but lost for the first time this season when shooting above 50 percent from the field.

Myer led BSU over the weekend with 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game, including a career-high four steals. Zerr also set a career-highs versus Minot State with 14 points and four 3-pointers. Sophomore forward Claire Wolhowe set a career-high six assists Saturday versus the Marauders.

Bemidji State ranks fourth in the NSIC and 22nd nationally in fewest turnovers per game with 13.1. BSU ranks sixth in the NSIC with 36.8 rebounds allowed per game.

Myer ranks 13th in the NSIC with 13.7 points per game, sixth shooting 46.0percent from the field, fifth with 3.8 assists per game, and tied for 24th with 5.5 rebounds per game. Wolhowe leads the conference and ranks 21st in the nation shooting 44.0 percent from 3-point range.