Beaver Fever Friday – Jana Swanson – Womens Basketball

BSU Women’s Basketball hosts Mary and Minot State in final games of 2022

Beavers welcome Marauders and Beavers after holiday break

The Bemidji State University Women’s Basketball team hosts University of Mary and Minot State University for its final games of the 2022 calendar year. The Beavers start the weekend by hosting University of Mary Friday, Dec. 30 at 3 p.m., followed by hosting Minot State University at 1 p.m., Saturday.
The Series vs Mary
·         Mary leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 23-8.
·         The Beavers and Marauders last met Feb. 5, 2022, a 66-63 win by BSU in Bemidji, Minn.
·         Mary leads the series when played in Bemidji, 11-3. 
·         Bemidji State and Mary first met Nov. 30, 1984, an 80-75 win for BSU.
The Series vs Minot State
·         Minot State leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 11-9.
·         The Beavers and Minot State last met Feb. 4, 2022, an 89-61 win by BSU in Bemidji, Minn.
·         MSU leads the series when played in Bemidji, 6-5. 
·         Bemidji State and Minot State first met Dec. 15, 2012, 63-51 win for BSU.

The Beavers are still looking for their elusive first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference win after dropping their last game before the holiday break 64-76 to University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Sam Pogatchnik, Trinity Yoder, Maddie Schires and Alyssa Hill all were in the double figures in the previous game, first time this season four student-athletes were above 10 points.  

Yoder reached 150 points on the season after dropping 15 against UMC loss. Yoder now has 1247 career points ranked 12th in Beaver history passing former teammate Brooklyn Bachmann.

Bemidji State is averaging 58.5 points per game with Yoder leading the team with 15.0 ppg and rank 11th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Sam Pogatchnik leads BSU and is fifth in the NSIC in rebounds by averaging 7.4 per game. The Beavers are averaging 36.6 rebounds a game, 10th in the NSIC.

Yoder has assisted on 37 Beaver baskets, 3.7 per game, to stand fifth in the conference. 

Bemidji State is 16th in the NSIC in scoring offense and 12th in scoring defense. 

BSU is 16th in field goal percentage (.366) and fell to 14th in 3-point field goal percentage (.296). After going 12-for-60 from three in its last three games. 

Bemidji State is sixth in the conference with 3.60 blocked shots per game with Schires and Hill leading the team with six.

The Beavers are 12th in turnovers and 14th in assist to turnover ratio.