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Bemidji State basketball teams close out season on road

The Bemidji State University men's and women's basketball teams close the book on the 2010-11 season this weekend with road games Friday at Upper Iowa and Saturday at Winona State.

On Friday the women tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8. On Saturday game times are 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men.

Neither BSU team will qualify for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference playoffs, which open next week.

The Beaver men take a 9-15 overall record and a 6-14 NSIC mark into the weekend. Lone senior Patrick Cassidy will close his career at BSU.

There are some highlights in the disappointing season:

E With a 58.1 percent field goal average, junior James Ellisor leads the NSIC and is 32nd in the nation. Ellisor is leading the team in scoring with 17.3 points and averages 6.8 rebounds a game.

E BSU is ranked No. 2 nationally in free throw shooting, hitting at a 79.8 percent clip from the line. Sophomore Lance Rongstad is No. 11 nationally at 90 percent.

E Junior Bryce Tesdahl leads the NSIC and is ninth in the nation in assists, dishing out 5.9 per game. He has four double-digit assist games this season.

Upper Iowa is 8-16 overall and 7-13 in the NSIC.

Winona State is 16-8 overall and 11-8 in the conference.

Bemidji State's women take a 6-18 overall record and a 3-17 conference mark into the weekend. The Beavers snapped a 10-game losing streak last Friday with a late victory over Southwest Minnesota State.

The Beavers have been led by senior guard Anna Hebrink lately. Hebrink averaged 16.0 points in two games last weekend. Hebrink comes into the game averaging 8.8 points per game. Fellow senior Colleen McKay is the team's leading scorer on the season, averaging 9.4 points per game. Those two will close out their careers this weekend.

Upper Iowa is 1-23 overall and 1-19 in the NSIC. Winona State is 16-8 in all games and 12-8 in the league.

The Bemidji State University men's and women's basketball teams close the book on the 2010-11 season this weekend with road games Friday at Upper Iowa and Saturday at Winona State.

On Friday the women tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8. On Saturday game times are 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men.

Neither BSU team will qualify for the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference playoffs, which open next week.

The Beaver men take a 9-15 overall record and a 6-14 NSIC mark into the weekend. Lone senior Patrick Cassidy will close his career at BSU.

There are some highlights in the disappointing season:

- With a 58.1 percent field goal average, junior James Ellisor leads the NSIC and is 32nd in the nation. Ellisor is leading the team in scoring with 17.3 points and averages 6.8 rebounds a game.

- BSU is ranked No. 2 nationally in free throw shooting, hitting at a 79.8 percent clip from the line. Sophomore Lance Rongstad is No. 11 nationally at 90 percent.

- Junior Bryce Tesdahl leads the NSIC and is ninth in the nation in assists, dishing out 5.9 per game. He has four double-digit assist games this season.

Upper Iowa is 8-16 overall and 7-13 in the NSIC.

Winona State is 16-8 overall and 11-8 in the conference.

Bemidji State's women take a 6-18 overall record and a 3-17 conference mark into the weekend. The Beavers snapped a 10-game losing streak last Friday with a late victory over Southwest Minnesota State.

The Beavers have been led by senior guard Anna Hebrink lately. Hebrink averaged 16.0 points in two games last weekend. Hebrink comes into the game averaging 8.8 points per game. Fellow senior Colleen McKay is the team's leading scorer on the season, averaging 9.4 points per game. Those two will close out their careers this weekend.

Upper Iowa is 1-23 overall and 1-19 in the NSIC. Winona State is 16-8 in all games and 12-8 in the league.

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