Beaver Fever Friday – Tori Bott – @BSUBeaversWBB
Women’s Basketball travels for interdivisional matchup at CSP, MSU
Bemidji State University women’s basketball travels East Feb. 7-8 for a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference interdivisional matchup against Concordia University-St. Paul and Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Beavers open the weekend at 5:30 p.m. Friday against the Golden Bears in St. Paul, Minn., followed by the weekend-finale at 3:30 p.m. Saturday against the Mavericks in Mankato, Minn.
Concordia-St. Paul leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 31-13. The Golden Beavers won five straight against the Beavers until BSU, as a No. 8 seed in the NSIC Tournament, knocked off No. 1 ranked CSP in St. Paul, Minn. Bemidji State beat Concordia-St. Paul, 73-70, to advance to the NSIC Quarterfinals for their first postseason win since the 2003-04 season. Sophomore guard Trinity Myer and junior center Taylor Bray each averaged double-figure scoring, led by Myer with 14.5 points per game in two meetings last season. During BSU’s postseason win, Bray and junior guard Brooklyn Bachmann led the team with 13 points each followed by Myer with 12.
The two teams first met in 1978, as both teams traded three-game winning streaks to begin the series. BSU’s longest win streak came between 1985-2000, which included six wins.
Minnesota State leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 33-13. The Mavericks have won nine straight against the Beavers including a 75-64 victory during last season’s lone meeting in Bemidji, Minn. Myer led all returners with 12 points against the Mavericks on 5-of-7 shooting with four assists. Bray added 10 points on 3-of-3 shooting and 4-of-6 from the free throw line.
The series began in 1976 as Bemidji State took a 48-41 victory. After BSU won its second straight to open the series, MSU went on to win 12 straight games.