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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dragons roll past Bemidji State 82-48

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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dragons roll past Bemidji State 82-48
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MOORHEAD – The Bemidji State men’s basketball team lost its second game in as many nights Saturday, dropping an 82-48 decision at Minnesota State Moorhead.

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The loss is BSU’s sixth consecutive setback against the Dragons three of them coming last season.

Consecutive baskets from Mason Walters and Dermaine Crockrell gave the Beavers a 12-8 lead after six minutes of action.

The Dragons answered quickly with an 8-0 run to grab a 16-12 lead with 10:45 left in the first half.

BSU bounced back to tie the game at 20-20 with five minutes remaining in the half.

Moorhead closed out the half on an 11-2 run and took a 31-22 lead to the locker room.

A layup from Maxie Rosenbloom put BSU within nine points at 40-31 with 16:39 left to play.

Rosenbloom scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and added a team-high six rebounds off the bench.

Moorhead blew the game open with a 21-6 run to build a 24 point lead with 9:15 remaining.

A 3-pointer by Tyler Vaughan gave the Dragons their first 30-point lead of the night at 75-45 with just over five minutes on the clock.

Moorhead outscored BSU 51-26 in the second half as it cruised to the blowout win.

The Beavers shot 27 treys (making just six) and went to the free throw line only three times.

Dermaine Crockrell led the Beavers with 13 points. Mason Walters scored eight of his 10 points in the first five minutes of the game.

Only six Beavers made it into the scoring column.

Anthony Tucker led all scorers with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting.

Jordan Riewer and Vaughan each added 17 points for the Dragons.

With the win, Moorhead moves to 12-1 on the season.

Bemidji State (6-5, 4-3 NSIC) will look to bounce back when it hosts Augustana and Wayne State Friday and Saturday.

Bemidji State (48): Crockrell 13 5-13 2-3, Walters 10 4-9 0-0, Rosenbloom 8 4-6 0-0, Noreen 7 3-9 0-0, Jones 7 3-6 0-0, Edwards 3 1-3 0-0, Rongstad 0 0-4 0-0, Farrington 0 0-1 0-0, Anderson 0 0-2 0-0, Schalow 0 0-1 0-0, Floyd 0 0-2 0-0, Tesdahl 0 0-0 0-0. Totals 48 20-56 2-3.

MSU Moorhead (82): Tucker 19 7-11 2-2, Riewer 17 6-12 0-0, Vaughan 17 6-9 0-0, Novak 10 4-7 2-2, Wohler 6 2-3 2-2, Olson 4 2-2 0-0, Figni 4 2-5 0-3, Reinke 3 1-1 0-0, Filipek 2 1-4 0-3, Holt 0 0-1 0-0, Akason 0 0-0 0-0, Jorgenson 0 0-0 0-0, Sevlie 0 0-0 0-0. Totals 82 31-55 6-12.

Halftime: MSU Moorhead 31 Bemidji State 22

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