WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers snap losing skid with 65-61 win over Sioux Falls

The Beavers (6-14, 3-13 NSIC) held off a late comeback by Sioux Falls to end a four-game losing streak.

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BEMIDJI -- Sam Pogatchnik made three free throws in the final 22 seconds to put the finishing touches on a 65-61 victory for the Bemidji State women's basketball team on Saturday night at the BSU Gymnasium.

The Beavers (6-14, 3-13 NSIC) held off a late comeback by Sioux Falls to end a four-game losing streak.

Bemidji State led by nine points with 82 seconds left in the game, but the Cougars scored five straight to get within 62-58.

Pogatchnik made 1-2 from the line with 22 seconds left to make it 63-58. A 3-pointer by Sioux Falls' Brecli Honner cut the lead to 63-61 with 16 seconds on the clock.

The Cougars (6-16, 3-13 NSIC) fouled Pogatchnik, who calmly sank two from the line with 12 seconds to go.


Alyssa Hill led a balanced Bemidji State scoring attack with 17 points. Trinity Yoder added 16, Isabel Majewski 15 and Pogatchnik 13.

The Beavers hit the road to North Dakota next weekend for games at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Minot State, and at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the University of Mary in Bismarck.

Bemidji State 65, Sioux Falls 61 

USF 15 13 14 19 -- 61

BSU 17 16 15 17 -- 65

SIOUX FALLS -- Gamoke 18, Fannin 10, Honner 8, Olson 8, Wuebben 7, Leenderts 4, Hoskinson 4, Knoblock 2. Totals: 23-49 FGs, 4-9 3-pt. FGs, 11-14 FTs.

BEMIDJI STATE -- Hill 17, Yoder 16, Majewski 15, Pogatchnik 13, Koenig 2, Theis 2. Totals: 26-50 FGs, 7-18 3-pt. FGs, 6-9 FTs.

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