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Bemidji State women's basketball team: Hebrink leads way in win over St. Cloud State

Bemidji State's Shannon Thompson works around St. Cloud State's Nicole Anderson Saturday night. Pioneer Photo/Eric Stromgren

The Bemidji State women's basketball squad shot 53.8 percent from the field and went a perfect 6-of-6 from downtown in the second half of the 70-63 victory against St. Cloud State University Saturday at the BSU Gymnasium.

Junior Anna Hebrink scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Beavers.

The win ended a two-game skid for BSU and improved the Beavers to 12-10 overall and 6-9 in NSIC play.

"It was a great team effort, especially because we got some contributions from players that haven't been playing as much," said head coach Mike Curfman. "I thought Heather Sampson gave us a lift in the post and Shannon Thompson did a great job running our three-quarter court defense and hitting some key 3's early. We didn't shoot well in the first half, but came back and in the last 15 minutes of the game and did a good job of executing and knocking down shots. We've been in a funk, so it was good to come out of that in the second half. This was a game we need to win to have a chance to make the playoffs."

Hebrink led the team in scoring and was the only Beaver in double-figures, but all 11 BSU players were represented in the scoring column.

The Beavers rallied after trailing 34-28 at halftime.

BSU was 10-for-20 from 3-point land in the game and shot 42 percent from the field.

The Beavers held the Huskies to 39.7 percent shooting from the field and a dismal 16.7 percent from beyond the arc.

The Beavers go on the road next weekend to face Minnesota State University, Moorhead on Friday and Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday.