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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Wayne State starts fast in 71-55 win over Beavers

Bemidji State (5-12, 2-11 NSIC) got 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists from Trinity Yoder.

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WAYNE, Neb. -- The Wayne State Wildcats jumped out to an 18-point halftime lead and went on to defeat the Bemidji State women’s basketball team 71-55 Friday night in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game.

Bemidji State (5-12, 2-11 NSIC) got 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists from Trinity Yoder. Alyssa Hill added 13 points and 11 rebounds, but no other teammates reached double figures

Wayne State (10-7, 6-7 NSIC) snapped a five-game losing streak. Wayne scored the first 10 points of the game and moved out to their largest lead of 27 points halfway through the final quarter.

The Beavers’ road trip continues on Saturday, Jan. 21 when they visit Augustana for a 5:30 p.m. game.

Wayne State 71, Bemidji State 55

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BSU 15 13 11 15 -- 55

WSU 23 23 10 15 -- 71

BEMIDJI STATE -- Yoder 19, Hill 13, Pogatchnik 8, Majewski 5, Barrette 3, Flatness 3, Koenig 2, Swanson 2. Totals: 18-57 FGs, 3-15 3-pt. FGs, 16-23 FTs.

WAYNE STATE -- Fitzpatrick 10, Pingel 10, Zacharias 9, Hughes 8, Kopecky 6, Clark 6, Gustavson 6, Vandonkersgoed 4, Guentzel 4, Boyle 4, Reitz 3, Dahlen 1. Totals: 26-72 FGs, 8-23 3-pt. FGs, 11-16 FTs.

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