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Bemidji State women's basketball: Turnovers hurt BSU in loss to St. Cloud State

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St. Cloud State forced 29 turnovers Friday night and defeated Bemidji State 70-51 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women's basketball at Halenbeck Hall.

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For the second straight game, the Beavers struggled to maintain possession of the ball. Bemidji State was forced into 25 turnovers on Sunday in a homecourt loss to No. 8 Wayne State.

The Beavers, 5-9 overall and 2-8 in the NSIC, visit Concordia-St. Paul at 4 p.m. today.

Freshman Sam Price ignited the St. Cloud State offense Friday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field. Fellow guards Nicole Anderson (12) and Talisha Barlow (10) also hit double figures.

Freshman Ellie Wessling led Bemidji State with 13 points and eight rebounds. Jessie Althoff added 12 points and Colleen McKay had 12 rebounds. BSU forced 20 SCSU turnovers on the night.

The Beavers committed 18 turnovers to eight for St. Cloud State in the first half, allowing the Huskies to take a 40-24 lead.

Bemidji State was led in the opening period by McKay's six points. Wessling and Epema each added five points. The Beavers struggled from beyond the arc hitting only one of eight attempts.

BSU fell to 12-29 all-time against St. Cloud State.

BEMIDJI STATE: Wessling 6-9 1-2 13; Althoff 4-8 3-4 12; Epema 3-6 0-0 7; McKay 2-4 2-4 6; Lee 1-3 1-2 3; Baldwin 1-3 1-2 3; Warmack 1-1 0-0 2; Borstner 1-8 0-0 2; Hebrink 1-4 0-0 2; Thompson 0-6 1-2 1; Van Haaften 0-0 0-0 0; Davis 0-3 0-0 0; Underwood 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 9-16 51.

ST. CLOUD STATE: Price 8-14 2-2 20; Anderson 4-8 4-4 12; Barlow 4-12 2-3 10; Wagner 3-9 3-3 9; Booker 2-5 4-4 8; Dowd 1-5 2-2 4; Moen 1-4 0-0 3; Lof 1-5 0-0 2; Gerking 1-7 0-0 2. Totals 25-69 17-18 70.

Bemidji State 24 27 - 51

St. Cloud State 40 30 - 70

A: 1227

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