Beaver Fever Friday – Claire Wolhowe and Alayna Suprenand – Womens Basketball

Women’s Basketball ends four-game road trip at USF, SMSU

Bemidji State University concludes its four-game road trip Jan. 21-22 with a trip to take on the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Fals, S.D., and Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. The Beavers begin the weekend at 5:30 p.m. Friday against the Cougars at Stewart Center before a 3:30 p.m. tip-off Saturday against the Mustangs at R/A Facility.

The Series vs. Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 8-1.
The Beavers and Cougars last met Jan. 31, 2020, a 73-64 win by USF in Bemidji.
USF leads the series when played in Sioux Falls, 4-1, as BSU’s lone win in the series came on the road.
Bemidji State and Sioux Falls first met Jan. 5, 1986, an 81-79 win by BSU.

The Series vs. Southwest Minn. State

Southwest Minnesota State leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 43-34.
The Beavers and Mustangs last met Feb. 1, 2020, a 69-58 win by SMSU in Bemidji.
SMSU leads the series when played in Marshall, 22-11.
Bemidji State and Southwest Minnesota State first met in 1978, a 90-88 win by SMSU.

BSU took a road split last weekend with a 72-68 loss at Minnesota State University, Mankato and an 82-71 win at Concordia University-St. Paul. Bemidji State has now won two straight against Concordia-St. Paul, its first back-to-back wins against CSP since 2000, and has won three of its last four in the series. Friday’s weekend-opener against MSU was plagued with turnovers early, giving away eight turnovers over the first five minutes that led to a 15-2 deficit. The Beavers gave away 16 first-half turnover that led to a game-high deficit of 19 points, 43-24, at halftime. BSU shot 8-of-8 to start the third quarter and outscored MSU in the quarter, 26-15, to pull within single digits. The Beavers only came within four points of the Maverickslate in the game, finishing the fourth quarter 1-of-7 from the field.

Bemidji State shot 41.7 percent from the field (25-60), 25.8 from beyond the arc (8-31) and 66.7 percent from the free throw line (10-15) while dominating the battle on the boards, 46-33. BSU’s 10 offensive rebounds led to just six second-chance points while a season-high 21 turnovers led to 20 points for MSU.

Senior guard Brooklyn Bachmann led the Beavers with 13 points, including nine in the third quarter, on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and 1-of-1 from beyond the arc. She added five rebounds and two assists while senior Trinity Yoder followed in scoring with 12 points. Juniors Coley Rezabek and Taylor Vold each scored 11 points, including eight in the fourth quarter from Rezabek and six in the third from Vold.

In Saturday’s win, BSU outscored CSP in three of four quarters, building a game-high lead of 12 points late in the fourth quarter. The Beavers broke a 26-26, second-quarter tie by scoring 10 of the first-half’s final 12 points but saw the lead trade hands mutliple times before the final 10 minutes. BSU shot 45.5 percent from the field and sank 11-of-15 free throws to seal the game.

Five Beavers reached double-digit scoring as senior Trinity Yoder recorded 17 points with eight assists, senior Brooklyn Bachmann chipped in 14 points, junior Taylor Vold scored 13, senior Claire Wolhowe added 12 and junior Coley Rezabek totaled 11. Bachmann, Rezabek, Vold and Wolhowe each shot over 63 percent in the game.