BEMIDJI — Brainerd erased an early double-digit deficit and came back to defeat Bemidji 62-54 Thursday at the BHS Gym. The Warriors trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, but controlled the end of the first half and beginning of the second half to climb back into the game. Three three-pointers from Kelsey Olson helped the Lumberjacks build a 17-5 lead during the first seven minutes of play. “Before the game I asked her if there was anything bothering her or if there was anything I could do to help her,” Bemidji head coach Rick Kehoe said.
BEMIDJI -- The BSU men's basketball team returns home tonight to begin one of the more anticipated January weekends in recent memory. The Beavers will host MSU Moorhead tonight at 8 p.m. before entertaining Northern State tomorrow at 6 p.m. The three teams, along with St. Cloud State, all enter the weekend at 7-3 in NSIC play, creating a four-way tie atop the North Division. BSU comes into tonight's contest with a three-game winning streak, including a road sweep over Augustana and Wayne State last weekend.
BEMIDJI -- After a pair of losses to teams drawing national attention, BSU will try to bounce back this weekend as it hosts MSU Moorhead and Northern State. The Beavers ran with Augustana for the first half, but could not keep up with the Vikings in the second half and lost 99-82. "I thought it was a pretty good effort against Augustana," BSU head coach Mike Curfman said. "Offensively, we did some things very well. Defensively, we played well, but made too many mistakes and they made us pay."
BEMIDJI -- The BSU women's track and field team will host the 25th annual Super 8 Multi Meet this weekend at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center. "I am very happy to have the consistency," BSU head track coach Craig Hougen said. "Not too many places have had the same meet for more than a few years in a row. Kevin Williamson of the Super 8 has been fantastic to us, so I have to thank him." This will be the second meet for the Beavers this season, as they competed in The Opener in Duluth on Dec. 7.
BEMIDJI — Roseau controlled the puck for the majority of the night in a 3-0 win over Bemidji Tuesday at the Bemidji Community Arena. Roseau struck quickly as Sarina Goos poked the puck away from Bemidji’s defensive players and created an easy breakaway. Her shot went right between the legs of Bemidji goaltender Leighton Rockensock to take a 1-0 lead after just 16 seconds of play. “It is always tough when something happens that quick,” Bemidji head coach Jackie Robertson said.
WAYNE, NEB. -- No. 11 Wayne State proved why it is ranked with a 87-41 rout over the BSU women Saturday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action. Wayne State never trailed in the wire-to-wire finish and led by over 50 points late in the second half. The Wildcats raced ahead to an early 17-4 lead in the first seven minutes of the game and never looked back. With 5:48 remaining in the first half, Wayne State had built a commanding 31-6 lead. Wayne State owned a 40-13 advantage at the half.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Brock Lutes delivered a second consecutive 30-point game in a 97-79 BSU win over Augustana Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D. Lutes poured in a career-high 34 points on 11-of-13 shooting and made all eight of his free throw attempts as the Beavers (9-4, 6-3 NSIC) won their second straight game.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- BSU just could not keep up with Augustana in a 99-82 loss in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Friday night. Augustana (9-4, 5-4 NSIC) entered the game as the fourth-best scoring offense in the NSIC and Friday, it showed why, getting just one point shy of 100 in their 17-point rout. Shaunteva Ashley and Riley Nordgaard led the Vikings with 22 points each and were among four players in double figures.
BEMIDJI -- It was a tale of two halves for the Bemidji High School girls basketball team in its 67-51 loss to Duluth East Thursday at the BHS Gym. Duluth East outscored Bemidji 41-22 in the second half to earn the comeback win. It was the fourth-straight loss for the Lumberjacks, now 3-7.
BEMIDJI -- Both the mens and womens basketball teams at BSU concluded last weekend with a win Saturday after suffering different kinds of tough losses Friday. The women's team shot just 16.7 percent in a 62-31 loss to Winona State Friday, but recovered with a 64-59 win over Upper Iowa the next night. "It was a great bounceback," women's head coach Mike Curfman said. "To shoot as poorly as we did Friday was very disappointing, but to get a good win over a good Upper Iowa team was encouraging. It led to a really good week of practice."