BEMIDJI, MINN. (VCSU) – The Valley City State women’s basketball team dropped an exhibition game to Bemidji State Tuesday night 62-46. The loss will not count towards the Vikings’ overall season record.

Valley City State shot 30 percent overall (15-50), 25 percent on 3’s (3-12), and 81 percent on free throws (13-16). Bemidji State shot 36 percent overall (21-59), 36 percent on 3’s (9-25), and 69 percent from the free throw line (11-16).

The Vikings shot 15 percent in the first half and were held to only four points in the second quarter as Division II school Bemidji State led 22-12 at halftime.

Valley City State gained some momentum coming out of the locker room as a Macey Kvilvang jumper cut the Beaver lead to 7 at 24-31 with 5:36 left in the third quarter. The Vikings continued to shoot 48 percent in the second half but couldn’t get any closer as they fell to Bemidji State 62-46.

The Vikings were led by Macey Kvilvang who had 12 points, eight rebounds, and a block for the Vikings. Maara Nelson added nine points while Adriana Torres added eight off the bench.

Valley City State out-rebounded Bemidji State 41-36 including nine from senior Mackenzie Huber. The Beavers scored 19 points off of 19 Viking turnovers.

Bemidji State was led by Claire Wolhowe who scored 18 points Tuesday night. Brooklyn Bachman added 15 points, three steals, and a block for the Beavers.

UP NEXT: The Vikings return home Saturday, Nov. 23, when they host No. 7 Dakota Wesleyan at 6 p.m.