BEMIDJI — After a tough loss, sometimes it is hard to predict how a team will rebound. Saturday at the Bemidji State gym the BSU men’s basketball team did not allow the effects of Friday’s painful 87-86 overtime loss to Winona State to linger as the Beavers bounced back with a 102-89 win over Upper Iowa Saturday. “It feels so good,” BSU head coach Mike Boschee said of the win. “After you lose a game like that, you almost start to wonder if you will win another game.
BEMIDJI — After a forgettable loss to Winona State on Friday, the BSU women’s basketball team bounced back with a 64-59 win over Upper Iowa Saturday at the BSU gym. “It was a nice way to respond,” BSU head coach Mike Curfman said of the win. “Looking at the film, we did a lot of good things defensively on Friday, we just missed way too many easy shots.
BEMIDJI — BSU nearly handed the Winona State men’s basketball team its first loss in NSIC play, but the Beavers fell short in an 87-86 overtime battle Friday at the BSU gym. Taylor Cameron rebounded his own miss and put back the game-winning shot with 18 seconds remaining in overtime to provide the winning points in a game that was exciting from start to finish. Winona State, the conference’s leading scoring offense, jumped ahead to an early 16-3 advantage after just four minutes of play. “I don’t know what it was,” BSU head coach Mike Boschee said of his team’s slow start.
BEMIDJI — BSU could not find its shooting touch all night in a 62-31 loss to Winona State Friday at the BSU gym. BSU, which entered Friday’s action shooting 38 percent from long distance, did not connect on a single 3-pointer in 20 attempts. It also just made 10 of 60 shots from the floor. “Everyone in our conference had the same break, so we cannot use that as an excuse,” BSU head coach Mike Curfman said. “We are one of the better 3-point shooting teams in our conference.
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BEMIDJI — BSU freshman Tatum Sheley scored a school-record 2,536 points in her six years as a member on the Pine River-Backus girls basketball team. After just nine games with the Beavers, she has shown the ability to score at the collegiate level as well. “It has always come naturally to me,” Sheley said of her scoring ability. “They play a lot of zone in high school, so I was able to get a lot of shots, and luckily I made a lot of them.” Through nine games this season, including eight starts, the freshman is averaging 10 points per game and is shooting 42 percent from long distance.
BEMIDJI — Experience of winning and a desire to win are two traits that coaches look for in their players. BSU junior point guard DJ Hervy possesses each of those traits. “First of all, he is extremely talented, but he works very hard as well,” BSU head coach Mike Boschee said. “He is driven to be good and it is something that shows every day in practice. His attitude is nice to have both on and off the court.” Last season at Moraine Valley Community College, Hervy reached the Division II national championship game.
BEMIDJI — BSU senior Jake Schalow turned in a career-night in a 103-61 win over Minnesota Crookston Friday at the BSU gym. Schalow scored a career-best 30 points on 10-of-13 shooting while hitting 7-of-8 from beyond the arc. “Jake is someone whot usually does not get many good looks,” BSU head coach Mike Boschee said. “Opponents are trying to take him out of the game. They usually sacrifice a mismatch with Max or Zach to cover Jake, but tonight they were not finding him in transition.
BEMIDJI — BSU revenged an early season loss with a 75-66 win over Minnesota Crookston Friday at the BSU gym. The Golden Eagles defeated the Beavers 104-84 when the two teams met on Nov. 30 in Crookston. “They have been my rival ever since I came out of high school,” Kate Warmack, a native of East Grand Forks, said. “I hated losing to them the first time and I had some extra fuel heading into tonight’s game. It was nice to be able to get a nice team win tonight,” Thanks to 11 early points from Katrina Moenkedick, the Golden Eagles raced ahead to a 16-4 lead.
BEMIDJI — After a tough weekend against MSU Moorhead and Northern State last weekend, the BSU men’s and women’s basketball teams will look to bounce back tonight against Minnesota Crookston at the BSU Gym. The Beavers opened their conference season Nov. 30 in Crookston against the Golden Eagles. Zach Noreen and Brock Lutes combined for 44 points in a 78-63 win for the men’s team in the first meeting. “The game at Crookston was a really good game,” men’s head coach Mike Boschee said.