Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, he is currently studying Creative and Professional Writing at Bemidji State. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.
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BEMIDJI -- Gabby DuBois made the most of her Saturday night -- tallying career highs in points, rebounds and minutes in a breakout performance. But despite a strong showing from the freshman forward, the Bemidji State women’s basketball team fell short in a 68-58 loss to U-Mary at the BSU Gymnasium.
BEMIDJI -- Logan Bader and Christian Pekarek didn’t sub out on Friday night. But nobody else for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team seemed to take many breaks, either. Holding tight to a thin coast-to-coast lead throughout the night, the Beavers earned a statement win with an 80-73 victory over Minot State at the BSU Gymnasium.
BEMIDJI -- Every time the Bemidji State women’s basketball team gained any momentum in Friday’s second half, Minot State always found an answer. And even when a late push brought BSU on the brink of a last-minute miracle, MiSU shut it down early for an 81-70 road win at the BSU Gymnasium.
BEMIDJI -- Less than two weeks ago, the Bemidji High School wrestling team was topped by Frazee during the Rick Lee Invitational. But in Thursday’s rematch with the Class A No. 2 Hornets, the Lumberjacks flipped the script for a 33-25 win at the BHS Gymnasium.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s basketball team is still trying to find a groove offensively, and so the Beavers have called all hands on deck. “We’re not finding a group that plays well together consistently, so we’re just trying different groups together,” BSU head coach Chelsea DeVille said. “The lack of consistency has kind of been our lull, where we can’t score… It’s just trying to find the right pieces that can play well together.”
BEMIDJI -- Playing in a program built by previous Beaver legends -- the David Lees, the James Ellisors, the Bryce Tesdahls -- this year’s Bemidji State men’s basketball team reached a monumental milestone more than 96 years in the making.
CROOKSTON -- For the sixth consecutive game, the Bemidji State women’s basketball team found itself down big before the end of the first quarter. And for the sixth consecutive game, the Beavers were hit with a loss. On Tuesday, it was a 13-0 opening run for Minnesota Crookston that did in BSU. It marked the fifth straight game that Bemidji State trailed by double-digits in the opening frame, and it culminated in a 73-48 loss in Crookston.
BEMIDJI -- Rumer Flatness isn’t keeping her collegiate plans a secret: she’s going to be a Beaver. The Bemidji High School junior guard recently announced her verbal commitment to the Bemidji State women’s basketball team -- a decision that didn’t take much convincing.
MARSHALL -- The wheels fell off a building second-half rally for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team Saturday night, and Southwest Minnesota State fended off the Beavers for a 84-70 win in Marshall.
MARSHALL -- After answering back and rallying for a late tie on the road, the Bemidji State men’s basketball team saw its hopes dashed at the finish for a 78-72 loss against Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall on Saturday.