The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team takes its turkey to go with a trip to the Metro State Thanksgiving Classic to face Metro State University Nov. 24 and Colorado Christian University Nov. 25. The Beavers begin the tournament at 5 p.m. Friday against the Roadrunners and finish Saturday at 3 p.m. against the Cougars from Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colo.
Bemidji State and Metro State have met just three times ever, with the last meeting coming Nov. 22, 2008. The Beavers won the most recent meeting, 62-60, but fell in the first two games of the series that began Nov. 28, 1998. The Beavers have averaged 58.3 points per game in the three games combined.
Bemidji State and Colorado Christian have never played.
Bemidji State climbed back from a 13-point deficit to grab its first win of the season, 63-62, against Mayville State University at BSU Gymnasium.
The Beavers held the Comets to 25.0 percent shooting from the field while going 9-of-18 from the field to complete the comeback. Mayville State missed the second half of two free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining to seal the game for Bemidji State. BSU shot 33.9 percent from the field and 20.0 percent from long range, while pulling down a season-high 51 rebounds.
Freshman guard Brooklyn Bachmann led BSU in scoring for the second straight game with 21 points, while adding five assists (four in the fourth quarter), four steals and four rebounds. Sophomore center Sydney Arrington totaled 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter. Senior center Sierra Senske and freshman guard Maria Appicelli each scored eight points, with Appicelli scoring all eight in the fourth quarter on two 3-pointers and two free throws.
The Beavers enter the weekend ranked ninth in the NSIC with 69.5 points per game and 14th with 71.0 points allowed per game. BSU ranks eighth in the league with 39.6 percent shooting from the field and 10th with 37.0 percent shooting allowed per game.
Bachmann ranks second in the conference with 21.5 points per game in BSU’s two games played.