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Bemidji State men's basketball: Beavers rally in second half, lose in overtime to St. Cloud State

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The Bemidji State men's basketball team lost 92-88 in overtime to St. Cloud State Friday night in St. Cloud.

The Beavers (7-7, 5-5 NSIC) recovered from a nine-point deficit with 4:25 remaining and tied the game with a 3-pointer from Bryce Tesdahl.

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Tesdahl finished with a double-double. He scored 12 points and was one of five Beavers in double figures. He also dished 10 assists.

The clutch 3-pointer sent the game to overtime where the Beavers took their first lead since the opening minutes of with a layup from Tesdahl.

St. Cloud held the lead almost the entire first half and owned a 41-35 advantage at the break.

BSU continued to trail until its 15-6 run in the closing four minutes of regulation which forced the overtime.

The Huskies outscored the Beavers 18-14 in the overtime and were able to sneak away with the win.

Lance Rongstad led the Beavers with 27 points. Mason Walters added 17 points.

James Ellisor grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and contributed 14 points. Burke Lendl scored 10 points.

Bemidji State will return to the floor 6 p.m. today when it visits Concordia- St.Paul.

BSU (88): Cassidy 1-3, 1-2, 3; Ellisor 6-9, 1-2, 14; Walters 4-12, 8-9, 17; Lindstrom 2-4, 0-0, 4; Tesdahl 4-7, 3-5, 12; Rongstad 8-19, 7-7, 27; Lendl 4-8, 0-0, 10; Schalow 0-1l, 1-1, 1; Kinnell 0-1l, 0-0, 0. Totals: 29-64, 21-26, 88.

St.Cloud (92): Ortmann 5-11, 6-6, 17; Bernstetter 7-15, 1-3, 16; Johnsrud 1-1, 7-8, 9; Putz 2-3, 0-0, 5; Witt 11-24, 4-5, 31; Jensen 2-2, 2-3, 7; Brown 0-1, 0-0, 0; Phillips 1-1, 0-0, 2; Hawkins 0-0, 0-0, 0; Bucholz 1-3, 3-4, 5. Totals: 30-61, 23-29, 92

Fouls: BSU 24, St. Cloud 23

Halftime: St. Cloud 41, BSU 35

Regulation: BSU 74, St. Cloud 74

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Pioneer staff reports
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