Jacks' basketball teams at Alexandria
The Bemidji High basketball teams face the fifth of six Saturday double headers against Central Lakes foes tonight when they head to Alexandria. They face the sixth twin bill next Saturday at Apollo. In contrast to the other five, tonight's two g...
The Bemidji High basketball teams face the fifth of six Saturday double headers against Central Lakes foes tonight when they head to Alexandria.
They face the sixth twin bill next Saturday at Apollo.
In contrast to the other five, tonight's two games will be an evening twin bill with the girls beginning play at 6 and the boys following at 7:30.
Next Saturday returns to afternoon action.
After dividing their first two dates with Rocori and Sauk Rapids, Bemidji has dropped both games the past two weekends at Little Falls and at home with Sartell.
They seem to have a shot at both games tonight but will have to play at the top of their games to do so.
The Alex girls trimmed Rocori Thursday 54-35 to reach 10-9 overall and 9-5 in the CLC where they stand in fourth place.
The boys won over Sauk Rapids Thursday 57-40 to reach 4-9 in the league and 8-10 overall. They stand eighth in the CLC fronting only Fergus Falls and Sauk Rapids.
Bemidji's girls, after a 6-6 start, are now 7-13 dropping six of their past seven starts.
The last was a 97-53 blowout by Moorhead Tuesday night there.
Bemidji has gone 1-5 against CLC foes this winter beating only Rocori.
Their last two meetings were final minute setbacks to Little Falls and Sartell, games Bemidji might just as well have won.
They hope to do so tonight. Last year they beat Alex 57-46.
Brianna Pfremmer will open in the post with Liz Judkins and Ashley Erickson on the wings and Megan Larson and Lexi Gauwitz outside.
Kelsey Nelson will be the backup post with Ashley Hirt on the wing and Meg Claypool outside.
The B Team takes a 9-11 mark to its game. The freshmen are still unbeaten in 13 starts.
The boys gave Moorhead a good battle for over a half Thursday before falling 64-50 to drop to 5-15.
They lost to Alex 88-54 last season but should do far better this time around.
Alex has beaten only Fergus, Sauk Rapids, and Sartell in CLC play, besting Sauk Rapids twice. They lost their second game to Fergus 49-47 the Otters only win of the year.
Coach Jeff Brown is still seeking to find a scoring punch with only David Sand reaching double figures against Moorhead. Three games ago against Little Falls, no one did.
He will likely go with Alex Muller at the point, Andrew Hengel and the Baker twins on the wings and Doug Bender inside.
Sure to see heavy action are Sand, Chris Marty and Jeff Schaper along the baseline and Avery Bretschneider and Mike Erpelding outside.
The B Team carries a 4-16 mark to its game while the freshmen are 7-10.