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Concordia-St. Paul sweep Beaver basketball teams

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Concordia-St. Paul rolled to a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference sweep over Bemidji State Friday night in a basketball double header on the Golden Bears' court.

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The No. 23-ranked Concordia women ripped off a 26-5 second-half run to roll to an 85-62 win in the first game.

In the men's game, the Golden Bears poured in 53 first-half points to forge a 25-point lead and cruised from there to a 110-76 victory.

Concordia's women scored 30 points off turnovers and had five players score between 12 and 17 points. The Golden Bears improved to 12-1 overall and 6-0 in the NSIC.

Bemidji State, getting 19 points from guard Shannon Thompson, fell to 9-5 and 3-4.

The Beavers held a 45-43 lead with 16:42 remaining, but that's when Concordia caught fire and pulled away.

The BSU men suffered their fifth straight loss and fell to 5-8 overall and 2-5 in the NSIC. Seth Haake led the Beavers with 19 points and Jake Lindstrom added 12.

The Beavers travel to St. Cloud for games at 4 and 6 p.m. today to complete the road trip.

Women

BEMIDJI STATE (9-5, 3-4 NSIC): Thompson 6-11 2-2 19; Pettit 4-7 0-1 10; Epema 1-9 5-5 7; Kaus 2-7 2-7 6; Hebrink 2-5 0-0 5; Davis 1-5 2-2 4; Baldwin 1-4 2-2 4; McKay 1-4 1-2 3; Althoff 1-8 0-0 2; Rosecrans 1-2 0-0 2; Crummy 0-0 0-0 0; Sampson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-63 14-21 62.

CONCORDIA (12-1, 6-0 NSIC): Williams 6-10 5-6 17; Olstad 6-10 1-1 16; Bjerke 6-9 3-3 15; Hall 5-8 2-2 13; Hickman 5-11 0-0 12; Quoie 3-6 2-2 8; Viehauser 0-3 2-4 2; Jones 1-4 0-0 2; Hugelen 0-1 0-0 0; Johnson 0-1 0-0 0; Young 0-1 0-0 0; Skriba 0-1 0-0 0; Arellano 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-66 15-18 85.

Halftime: Concordia 40, Bemidji 37.

Men

BEMIDJI STATE (5-8, 2-5 NSIC): Haake 7-14 1-2 19; Lindstrom 3-8 4-4 12; Shepherd 5-8 1-2 11; Walters 4-6 0-0 9; Cassidy 2-5 3-4 7; Tesdah 1-6 4-4 6; Rongstad 2-5 0-0 4; Berthene 2-5 0-0 4; Krebs 0-62-2 2; Lendl 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 26-66 17-20 76.

CONCORDIA (6-7, 3-3 NSIC): Thomas 8-11 0-2 21; Heiman 8-13 2-2 21; Barz 8-13 3-4 19; Cunningham 4-7 2-3 11; Ricks 4-5 0-0 10; Kuderer 3-7 0-0 9; Walker 3-4 0-0 6; Tyler 1-2 4-4 6; Pfeifer 1-2 2-2 4; Hackl 1-3 0-0 3; Bassett 0-3 0-2 0; Hamblin0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-71 13-19 110.

Halftime: Concordia 53, Bemidji 28.

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