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Wayne State’s Millie Niggeling, left, and Kara Powell defend against BSU’s Tatum Sheley during their first-round NSIC playoff game Wednesday in Wayne, Neb. The Wildcats held the Beavers to just 13 first-half points and won the game 72-42 to advance to this weekend’s quarterfinals in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Beavers finish their season 9-18 overall. Richard Rhoden | The Wayne Stater

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Wayne State defense overwhelms BSU in first round playoff loss

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WAYNE, Neb. —The BSU women’s basketball team did a good job executing its gameplan against top-seeded Wayne State in the first half of their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first-round tournament game.


The Beavers held Wildcats to 27 points and just 35 percent shooting in the first half.

But unfortunately for the Beavers, the Wildcats’ defense was even better.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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