BHS host Sartell in girls-boys twin bill
Another full afternoon of basketball is on tap for local fans today when Bemidji takes part in the fourth of six Saturday twin bills this season. Today's foe will be the Sartell Sabres of the Central Lakes Conference who follow Sauk Rapids into town.
Another full afternoon of basketball is on tap for local fans today when Bemidji takes part in the fourth of six Saturday twin bills this season.
Today's foe will be the Sartell Sabres of the Central Lakes Conference who follow Sauk Rapids into town.
Bemidji has already played at Rocori and Little Falls and heads to Alexandria and Apollo the next two Saturdays.
Bemidji divided its games with Rocori and Sauk Rapids, the girls beating the Spartans while the boys topped Sauk Rapids.
Last weekend both lost at Little Falls, the girls in the final minute of play.
They were outscored down the stretch 13-2 in the last three minutes to see victory slip out of their grasp.
The shoe was on the other foot Thursday when Bemidji, seemingly well beaten, outscored Pequot Lakes 27-5 in the final 10 minutes to pull out a 61-57 decision.
That lifted its record to 7-11 with six games remaining after today including road trips to Moorhead and Detroit Lakes.
Friday's game was two totally different games rolled into one, a game in which Bemidji did nothing right for 26 minutes, then did nothing wrong the last 10.
And Pequot, which hit at a high percentage to build its 52-34 lead, managed only two field goals the rest of the night, coughed up the ball several times in the closing minutes and was badly outrebounded.
Coach Rick Kehoe is hoping for more of that type of play today.
He will open with Liz Judkins, Ashley Erickson, Brianna Pfremmer, Lexi Gauwitz and Megan Larson and alternate Kelsey Nelson, Ashley Hirt and Meg Claypool.
The B Team takes a 9-9 mark to its game while the freshmen are 12-0.
Sartell has won its last two over Monticello and Little Falls in overtime to reach 9-8.
The boys have won two of their past five starts but are 4-13 overall and continue to struggle to score.
They hit 42 and 46 in their last two starts to fall to Grand Rapids and Little Falls. Not a single player reached double figures against the Flyers, the first time that has happened all winter.
Coach Jeff Brown will alternate 10 players with Chris Marty, David Sand and Jeff Schaper up front, Alex Muller, Avery Bretschneider and Mike Erpelding outside and Andrew Hengel, Doug Bender and the Baker twins on the wings.
The boys' B Team is 3-13 and the freshmen 7-7.
The B Team games will be played in the auxiliary gym in the opposite order with the freshmen playing at them Middle School with the girls first.
Sartell's boys are 4-11 at last report and 3-8 in the CLC,.
Next week the boys host Thief River Tuesday and Moorhead Thursday and travel to Alexandria Saturday.
The girls are at Moorhead Tuesday and Alex Saturday.