Beaver Fever Friday – Rachel Koenig – Womens Basketball

Beavers start second half of conference play at Wayne State and Augustana

Bemidji State travels southwest to continue NSIC action

The Bemidji State University Women’s Basketball team travels to Wayne State College and Augustana University this weekend for Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action. The Beavers start their weekend at Wayne State on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and continue their road trip the following day against Augustana at 5:30 p.m.

The Series vs Wayne State

Wayne State leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 36-14.
The Beavers and Wildcats last met Jan. 29, 2022, with a 60-51 win by BSU in Bemidji, Minn.
Wayne State leads the series when played in Wayne, Neb., 22-4.
Bemidji State and Wayne State first met Feb. 6, 1993, a 92-91 win for BSU.

The Series vs Augustana

Augustana leads the all-time series against Bemidji State, 14-2.
The Beavers and Vikings last met Jan. 28, 2022, with a 69-64 win by AU in Bemidji, Minn.
BSU has never won at Sioux Falls, falling in all nine road trips.
Bemidji State and Augustana first met Nov. 17, 2006, 92-76 win for AU.

The Beavers split last weekend’s action starting off with a comeback victory over Concordia University-St. Paul, 70-67, for their second conference win of the season. BSU then fell to No. 11 Minnesota State University, Mankato 90-48.

Bemidji State trailed by 15 points to the Golden Bears in the first half but rallied to earn the victory. The last time the Beavers came back from a 15-point deficit was in 2017 where they defeated St. Cloud State 52-51.

Alyssa Hill scored a season high of 21 points in the victory over CSP with 17 coming in the second half. Trinity Yoder joined Hill in scoring over 20 and finished with 22, second highest of the season.

Hill and Yoder both finished in double figures the following game as well with 13 and 11 points respectively.

Sam Pogatchnik led the weekend with 14 rebounds to reach triple figures on the season with 110. Pogatchnik is 10th in the NSIC averaging 6.9 rebounds per game.

In the win over Concordia-St. Paul, Bemidji State recorded its season high of seven blocks, two coming from Yoder and Pogatchnik and Rachel Koenig, Amme Sheforgen and Janna Swanson all getting a piece of one.

Bemidji State sits 14th in the NSIC for scoring offense and defense scoring 59.9 points per game and allowing 70.6 ppg.

The Beavers grabbed 71 rebounds last weekend bringing their season total up to 571. BSU averages 35.7 per game, 10th in the conference.

BSU is 16th in field goal percentage (.383) and 14th in 3-point field goal percentage (.281).

Bemidji State climbed three spots to fifth for blocked shots averaging 3.75 per game, Hill and Koenig lead the Beavers with 10.

The Beavers are 13th in turnovers averaging 16.8 per game and 13th in assist to turnover ratio.