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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MOORHEAD -- In what will go down as an instant classic for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team, plenty of players could have determined the result of BSU’s matchup against Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday. Enter Derek Thompson.
MOORHEAD -- A pair of double-double performances from Drew Sannes and Megan Hintz provided the difference on Saturday, as the Bemidji State women’s basketball team had no answer in a 70-47 loss at Minnesota State Moorhead. Sannes put up 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Hintz added 19 and 10, making life difficult for the Beavers (2-6, 1-3 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) from the get-go.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A dominant start by No. 14 Northern State put away the Bemidji State women’s basketball team early on Friday night, as a 16-3 closing run for the Beavers was obsolete as a result of NSU’s 42-16 start. Despite BSU’s offensive showcase in the fourth, the Wolves’ lead was never in jeopardy for a 65-55 final in Aberdeen, S.D.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A back-and-forth battle was setting up a thrilling finish for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team on Friday night, but instead, No. 16 Northern State stormed ahead down the stretch to beat the Beavers 75-54 in Aberdeen, S.D.
BEMIDJI -- Awaiting the Bemidji State women’s basketball team this weekend is arguably the season’s toughest road trip. But the Beavers are going in with a little momentum. “I feel like it’s a big deal, knowing we beat a tough team,” senior forward Sam Adamich said of BSU’s 52-51 win over St. Cloud State on Saturday. “We’re playing even tougher teams this (week). We should keep our head up and look forward to it.”
BEMIDJI -- Sharif Black made a promise to the Bemidji State men’s basketball team this season. And even in a blowout loss last Saturday to St. Cloud State, the senior captain stayed true to his word. “I made a commitment to the team that I was always going to be there, no matter what,” Black said. “Those guys look up to me to bring that type of toughness and be there at all times, no matter what the score is.”
BEMIDJI -- Mia Appicelli’s collegiate career didn’t start the way she wanted it to. Five first-half turnovers and a daunting deficit for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team was a less than ideal beginning in her debut. But BSU head coach Chelsea DeVille never wavered in her freshman.
BEMIDJI -- It was dire for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team on Saturday night. By allowing an early 16-0 run to St. Cloud State, they faced a 22-6 hole by the second quarter, which led to a lackadaisical 29-16 deficit at halftime. So what changed?
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s basketball team played even with St. Cloud State for the first 19 seconds of Saturday’s matchup at the BSU Gymnasium. But as soon as SCSU got on the board 20 seconds in, the night was all Huskies.
BEMIDJI -- It was double-digits or bust for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team on Friday night, as the five Beaver starters combined for all 73 points in BSU’s 73-63 win over Minnesota Duluth. “It’s nice when you don’t have to look for one player to score at the basket the whole time,” sophomore Logan Bader said. “You can dish the ball around, move the ball, get open shots. It’s a lot easier that way.”