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BEMIDJI -- Last week when the first NCAA regional poll was released, BSU knew its ranking of eighth in the central region was no guarantee in regards to making the NCAA tournament in March. The Beavers did not help their cause last weekend as they dropped a pair of contests at Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State.
BEMIDJI -- BSU senior guard Jake Schalow ranks among the best shooters in the entire country. His 93.5 percent accuracy from the free throw line leads NCAA Division II and his 56.2 percent shooting from three-point land would rank first in Division II if he had hit the minimum number. To be considered for national rankings a player has to average 2.5 successful 3-pointers per game and Schalow is averaging 2.45. The reason for the success?
DULUTH — Bemidji’s missed opportunities at the free throw line played a key factor in its 76-71 overtime loss to Duluth East Thursday. “It was a game between two pretty...
DULUTH — Bemidji’s missed opportunities at the free throw line played a key factor in its 76-71 overtime loss to Duluth East Thursday. “It was a game between two pretty evenly-matched teams,” Bemidji head coach Dan Ninham said. “ It came down to free throw shooting and that is an area where we really have been struggling and it was a huge factor again tonight.” Bemidji finished the game 8-of-20 from the charity stripe. The Lumberjacks held a 32-27 lead at halftime. James Hendricks a balanced scoring attack for BHS with 25 points.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji wrestlers handed visiting Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus a 36-23 defeat Thursday at the high school. Jon Solum and Brian Maas got BHS off to a nice start by winning the first two matches of the night. Maas pinned his opponent in 1:41. Tyler O’Beirn and Dylan Sauceda added a pair of decisive wins for the Jacks in the 126 and 132 matches. O’Beirn won his match 10-0 and Sauceda won in a 16-1 decision. Bemidji’s trio of Kade Johnson, Brody Wilander, and Wyatt Yoemanns continued their recent success as they each won their match.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji girls hockey team earned a second consecutive victory as it defeated Fergus Falls 3-1 Monday at the Bemidji Community Arena. The win came on the heels of a 3-0 win over Brainerd Saturday and was the second game of five in a span of eight days. “We have a really busy week ahead of us,” Bemidji head coach Jackie Robertson said. “Heading into these games with a confidence boost will be really nice.”
LITTLE FALLS -- Both the boys and girls Bemidji Nordic Ski teams finished in sixth place Monday at Camp Ripley in Little Falls. The 12-school event was a pursuit style race with a 5 kilometer race followed by a freestyle, and was considered a warm-up for sections in February. Isaac Wieber, of St. Cloud Tech, took first in the boys competition with a time of 32:55 and led his team to a victory. Bemidji’s 303 points, 56 shy of St. Cloud Tech, earned sixth place.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji controlled the puck for most of the afternoon and went on to a 6-1 win over St. Cloud Apollo Saturday at the Bemidji Community Arena. After gaining an early lead in the season opener, the Lumberjacks (1-0) were able to increase the lead and maintain it to earn the win. “I thought we had a lot of energy today,” Bemidji head coach Wade Chiodo said. “Overall, I was happy with all three periods.”
Detroit Lakes -- The Bemidji boys basketball team started opened its 2013-14 campaign with an 89-53 loss to Detroit Lakes Friday in Detroit Lakes. Lumberjacks head coach Dan Ninham said his team was not ready for the level of competition provided by the Lakers. “Our lack of varsity experience was a major factor tonight,” Ninham said. “We were not quite ready for this level of competition.”