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Bemidji State Saturday sports roundup: BSU women's hockey earns point, basketball teams swept

ST. CLOUD - Franny Dorr led the Bemidji State women's hockey team's offense helping out with every goal by scoring one and assisting on the others in a 3-3 tie Saturday against St. Cloud State. The Huskies claimed the shootout victory 1-0 in three rounds.

Only picking up one point on the weekend, Bemidji State (8-13-7, 7-8-7-3 WCHA) now sits in fourth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association with 24 points. St. Cloud State (11-11-6, 8-10-4-3 WCHA) surpassed Ohio State to claim fifth place with 23 points.

The Beavers forced overtime in the final minute of the game when Bauerfeld scored with the extra attacker with 24 seconds remaining.

The Bemidji State women's hockey team will finish its three-week road trip with a trip to Madison, Wis. next weekend. The first game of the weekend on Saturday will be played as part of the Culver's Camp Randall Hockey Classic.

The game will be outdoors at the University of Wisconsin's football stadium. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

Saturday's outdoor game will be shown on tape-delay on the Big 10 Network following the Wisconsin-Michigan men's game.

MARSHALL -- The Bemidji State University men's basketball team lost to Southwest Minnesota State 71-67 in a game that had 14 lead changes and eight ties,

Bryce Tesdahl led the Beavers with 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Seth Haake had 15 points. Fres men Lance Rongstad and Mason Walters each had 12 points.

BSU shot 48.1 percent from the field in the game. SMSU shot just 38.3 percent from the field, but was 11-of-27 from 3-point land, marking the third consecutive game where BSU's opponent landed 10 or more 3-pointers.

BSU was outrebounded 45-23 overall and 19-3 on the offensive glass, leading SMSU to score 16 second chance points to BSU's five. The Beavers only turned the ball over five times in the game, earning 11 takeaways and 14 points off turnovers. BSU owned the points in the pain category 36-24.

The Beavers (7-12, 4-9 NSIC) return home Feb. 5-6 for two NSIC games, starting with Concordia-St. Paul at 8 p.m.

MARSHALL -- The Bemidji State University women's basketball team shot just 36.7 percent from the field in a 73-63 loss to Southwest Minnesota State University in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game at the R/A Facility Saturday.

"We didn't do the things we needed to win," said head coach Mike Curfman. "We didn't shoot the ball well. I give credit to Southwest Minnesota State, they executed better than we did tonight."

Bemidji State fell to (11-8 overall, 5-7 NSIC.

Sydney Epema led BSU with 12 points, 10 in the second half. Freshman Jessie Althoff posted 11 points and four rebounds in the game. Junior center Colleen McKay led the team with eight rebounds, while adding six points.

The teams were tied 33-33 at halftime.

Bemidji State returns home next weeekend for a NSIC set that opens Friday night against Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m.