WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 4th-quarter lull gashes Bemidji State in 84-52 loss

Dec. 31—BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State women's basketball team was stuck on 43 points for far too long on Friday.

While idle offensively, the Beavers allowed U-Mary to rip off an 18-0 run — including 15 straight points to begin the fourth quarter — and sank into an 84-52 loss at the BSU Gymnasium.

Despite the loss, Trinity Yoder scored 14 points and now has 1,269 in her career. She surpassed Heidi Matzke's total of 1,268 to reach the top 10 in program history.

Bemidji State (3-8, 0-7 NSIC) was off to a good start in the first quarter, going ahead 8-4 on an Amme Sheforgen layup. But the Marauders (6-4, 5-2 NSIC) scored the next seven points and held serve the rest of the frame, going into the second quarter with a 15-14 lead.

Try as they might, the Beavers never got over the hump from then on out. Twice more they got back within a point, and they even tied the game at 22-22 on a Maddie Schires 3-pointer, but U-Mary never allowed BSU to take the lead again.

The Marauders went into halftime ahead 34-24 and held a steady 55-43 edge late in the third quarter. But 18 straight points later, the scoreboard separation hit 30 at 73-43, and the game was well decided with seven minutes still to play.

Alongside Yoder's 14 points, Schires had 13 and Alyssa Hill 10. U-Mary's Megan Zander led all scorers with 21 points.

The Beavers wrap up the calendar year at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, by hosting Minot State at the BSU Gymnasium.

U-Mary 84, Bemidji State 52

U-M 15 19 24 26 — 84

BSU 14 10 19 9 — 52

U-MARY — Zander 21, Voit 16, Hakim 14, Wishart 9, James 6, Rozell 6, Velde 4, Fitterer 3, Wacha 3, Hasz 2. Totals: 30-63 FGs, 9-19 3-pt. FGs, 15-18 FTs.

BEMIDJI STATE — Yoder 14, Schires 13, Hill 10, Pogatchnik 5, Sheforgen 4, Theis 4, Swanson 2. Totals: 21-57 FGs, 5-24 3-pt. FGs, 5-6 FTs.