Women’s Basketball to face Minn.-Morris in exhibition Saturday
Bemidji State University women’s basketball welcomes in the University of Minnesota-Morris for an exhibition at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at BSU Gymnasium.
Bemidji State leads the all-time series against Minnesota-Morris, 45-19. The Beavers and Cougars last met Feb. 22, 2003, a 101-43 win by BSU in Bemidji, Minn. BSU has won the last nine games against UMM between 1999-2003.
Bemidji State and Minnesota-Morris first met in 1971, a 44-36 win by BSU.
Bemidji State began its 2021-22 season 2-0 after wins of 79-51 over Mayville State University and 79-46 over Valley City State University. The majority of BSU’s points came from the lane, averaging 45.0 points in the paint over the first two games.
Sophomore center Rachael Heittola leads BSU with 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, including a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds in the season opener against Mayville State. Senior guard Brooklyn Bachmann became the 21st student-athlete in program history to reach 1,000 career points after scoring six points against VCSU. Bachmann is second on BSU with seven field goals made this season. She is 11 rebounds away from reaching 500 in her career.
Senior guard Trinity Yoder is the only other Beaver in double-digit scoring, averaging 10.0 points per game on 46.2 percent shooting from the field. Junior guard Maddie Schires leads the team with four 3-pointers and averages 9.5 points per game. She is shooting 36.4 percent from the field while senior forward Claire Wolhowe leads the team shooting 75.0 percent from beyond the arc.
Freshman forward Jana Swanson is 5-of-6 shooting from the field to start the season, including a 4-for-4 performance in BSU’s win over VCSU.
The Beavers enter the weekend first in the NSIC in scoring defense and field goal defense, and fifth in scoring offense and field goal offense. BSU’s 50.0 rebounds per game ranks second in the conference including a league-high 38.0 defensive rebounds per game.