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Bemdji State men's basketball team keeps playoff hopes alive with fifth straight win

The Bemidji State men's basketball team kept its playoff hopes alive by outlasting Minnesota-Duluth for a 98-90 victory Wednesday night at Romano Gymnasium.

Seth Haake had a game-high 36 points to lead the Beavers to their season-high fifth straight win. Lance Rongstad had 23 points, Pat Cassidy had 13 points and Bryce Tesdahl had 10 points.

Ryan Rasmussen had 32 points to lead UMD.

The Beavers (12-14 overall, 8-11 NSIC) moved into a 10th place tie with Upper Iowa in the Northern Sun Standings with the win.

BSU is one game behind the the seventh place tie between Southwest Minnesota State, Northern State and Wayne State.

BSU wraps up the regular season on the road at Wayne State at 6 p.m. Saturday needing a win to stay in contention for the NSIC postseason tournament, which includes the top eight teams at the end of the season.

The Bemidji State women's basketball team fell to Minnesota-Duluth 82-63 Wednesday at Romano Gymnasium.

The Beavers (12-14, 6-13 NSIC) never had a lead in the game and fell behind 40-27 after the first half.

The Beavers didn't quit in the second half and won the first 11 minutes of the frame 20-15 to cut the deficit to eight after a lay-up from freshman Emily Kaus.

But a scoring drought that lasted 2:30 late in the game eventually led to the 19-point loss.

Jessie Althoff was the top scorer for BSU, tallying 14 points for her team-leading 13th game in double-figure scoring.

Junior Anna Hebrink added 13 points and Colleen McKay had nine points.

The Beavers will close the 2009-10 season Saturday at Wayne State College. Game time is set for 4 p.m.