Beaver Fever Friday – Alyssa Hill – Womens Basketball

Yoder drops 30 in Bemidji State victory over Mayville State

The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team wins it’s second game in a row with a 99-94 overtime victory over Mayville State University, Monday night at BSU Gymnasium. Fifth-year senior Trinity Yoder led the Beavers (2-0) after dropping a career high 30 by going 14-for-25 from the field and 2-for-7 from the free throw line and also recorded a double-double (30p, 12a). 
The Beavers and Comets (3-2) were deadlocked for a majority of the game. In the first quarter there were eight lead changes with both team’s largest lead being three. After one the score was 27-26 in favor of the Beavers. A majority of the points came from Mayville State’s Jordan Zurst who after a quarter of play scored 10 points. Yoder would try to keep up with her finishing with eight after ten minutes. In the second quarter MSU was able to extend its lead to four but the Beavers shut them down and the Comets went into the half up by two and Zurst had already recorded a double-double (20p, 10r). BSU came out of the half hot going on an 11-point run to retake the lead. Yoder after the third quarter had scored 23 points and had nine assists and the Beavers would take a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter. MSU was able to dig out of that hole in the fourth quarter scoring 20 points to BSU’s 10 to force overtime. Bemidji State was able to take the lead with a free throw from Yoder and held on a narrow lead until a three-pointer from Isabel Majewski with 27 seconds put the Beavers up by two scores.  

Sam Pogatchnik, like Yoder finished the contest with a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. This is the first time since Kate Warmack and Jess Althoff in Jan. 24 2014 two Beavers have recorded a double-double in the same game. Maddie Schires joined Yoder and Pogatchnik in double digits on the night with 17. 
The Beavers were able to come away with 46 rebounds in the night with 15 more than Mayville State’s 31. Pogatchnik led the team with her 12 rebounds on the night and Sydney White finished behind her with nine. Yoder was three rebounds away from a triple-double with her seven boards on the night. 
The Beavers will have a break before returning to action. BSU will be hosting the University of Minnesota Crookston on Nov. 22 at 7:30 in the BSU Gymnasium.