Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Echo Press in Alexandria. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Alexandria area sports updates and jokes he thinks are funny.
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MINOT, N.D. -- The Beaver Bash turned ugly in a hurry for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team on Saturday. Fueled by a strong push that ended the third quarter, BSU was working back from a 14-point deficit and building its momentum for a fourth-quarter comeback. Instead, however, MiSU scored the first 18 points of final frame, using the five-minute span to turn in a 71-51 win in Minot, N.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Bemidji State women’s basketball team suffered its 15th straight setback on Friday, falling victim to a 76-41 clobbering against U-Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Late in the first, the Beavers (4-21, 3-18 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) were within a point when Emma Rappe sunk a 3-pointer for an 11-10 score. The Marauders (13-14, 9-12 NSIC) ran off the final seven of the first, however, owning an 18-10 lead after one.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Bemidji State men’s basketball team avenged last month’s upset loss to U-Mary with a 67-59 victory in Bismarck, N.D., on Friday behind a dominant finish to clinch the win.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s basketball team is out to prove its progress this weekend. “I feel like we’ve come a long way from the beginning of the season,” sophomore guard Jai’Vionne Green said. “We got better. I feel like we need to show how much better that we’ve gotten, prove it on the court and show everyone.” BSU head coach Mike Boschee sees the development, too.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s basketball team didn’t like how their last matchups went against U-Mary and Minot State. “After the last time we played them, the whole team was really disappointed that we didn’t come out with a win against Mary and Minot, because we believed that we could,” freshman guard Brooklyn Bachmann said. “I think there’s a lot of revenge going into this weekend, thinking that we can win and should have won. The girls are really hyped about that.”
OMAHA, Neb. -- For the majority of the first half on Tuesday, the college basketball world had to wonder, “What if?” Creighton -- a top-tier team in the Big East -- was getting outplayed at home, down double-digits against an unfamiliar school to even most hoops diehards. That opponent? None other than the Bemidji State men’s basketball team.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School boys basketball team overcame turnover turmoil on Monday, grinding though it for a comfortable 68-52 win over Thief River Falls at the BHS Gymnasium.
OMAHA, Neb.—Game day is going to look quite a bit different for the Bemidji State men's basketball team Tuesday night. After playing in front of 16,282 fans in 25 games so far this season, the Beavers are set for a road exhibition against Creighton—which averages 16,644 fans per home game.
BEMIDJI -- If there was ever a hint of hope for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team on Saturday, Miranda Ristau certainly made sure it didn’t last very long. Behind an unstoppable performance for the Northern State center, the Wolves dominated their way to an 89-48 win at the BSU Gymnasium.
BEMIDJI -- Playing in perhaps his final home game, Sharif Black had a cheering section for the first time in the BSU Gymnasium. On Senior Night for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team, the Detroit native netted a season-high 25 points in front of his parents, Michael and Kenya, and his sister, Chardae.