The Bemidji State Beavers used a strong fourth quarter to beat the University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball team 79-65 in a Northern Sun Conference matchup in Crookston.

UMC took a 7-4 lead before Bemidji State’s Sydney Zerr made back-to-back three-pointers to spark a 14-2 run for an 18-9 with 3:23 left in the quarter. BSU took a 24-18 lead into the second quarter.
Bemidji State went on a 7-0 run to start the second and a little bit later they went on an 11-2 run to build a 42-26 lead with 1:19 left in the half. UMC scored the last four points of the half, but Bemidji State took a 42-30 lead into halftime after shooting 52 percent.

UMC picked up their play in the third quarter and outscored Bemidji State 24-17 to get within a 59-54 deficit going into the fourth quarter.
Bemidji State started the fourth quarter on an 11-3 run to build a 70-57 lead. The teams played even the rest of the way and Bemidji State held on for a 79-65 victory.

UMC ends the season with a 3-13 record overall and a 3-11 record in the NSIC North. Bemidji State improves to 9-5 overall and 8-4 in the NSIC and will play in the Northern Sun Conference tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota next week.

  1st  2nd 3rd  4th Final
Bemidji State 24 18 17 20 79
UMC 18 12 24 11 65


For UMC Points Rebounds Assists/Steals
Emma Carpenter 15
Jes Mertens 14 4 3
Bren Fox 13 8
Kylie Post 7 3 assists
Mary Burke 5 4
Julia Peplinski 5
Alyssa Peterson 3
Ashley Freund 3 2 assists