Wolves Defeat Beavers In Regular Season Finale

     The Northern State University women’s basketball team ended the regular season with a victory over Bemidji State on the road.
     The 78-54 win pushes the Wolves to 22-6 overall and 16-6 in league play. They have secured both home court advantage in the opening round of the NSIC Championships and the title of the NSIC North Division for the second consecutive year.
     The Wolves were led by senior Sadie Stotesbery with 19 points and four rebounds in the game. Rachel Krogman (Sr.) was the second Wolf in double-digit scoring with 14 points in the game. Krogman added eight rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Ten NSU players scored in the game with Devon Brecke (Jr.), Sami Smith (Sr.), and Jill Conrad (Fr.) each recording five points. Megan Mutchler (Sr.) and Paige Waytashek (So.) tallied six points apiece in the game.

Photo courtesy NSU Sports Information.
Photo courtesy NSU Sports Information.

     Northern compiled 28 points off the bench, led by freshman Miranda Ristau with nine in the game. Ristau added four rebounds, one assist, and one steal for the Wolves.
     Lauren Deadrick (Jr.) matched Ristau with four rebounds, while tallying seven points of her own in the game. Jessica Anderson (So.) was the final point scorer, with two points in the win.
     NSU shot 47.3 percent from the floor, led by Stotesbery who was 7-of-9 in the game.
     For the second game in as many days, the Wolves out-rebounded their opponents by 20 or more boards. A total of 16 of Northern’s 42 rebounds were offensive boards, resulting in 21 team points. Northern tallied 24 points off 14 BSU turnovers, and 24 points in the paint.
     The Northern women return to Wachs Arena on Wednesday, February 25, for the opening round of the NSIC Championships. The Wolves tip-off at 6 p.m. against the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs.

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