ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

BOYS BASKETBALL: Jacks can’t climb out of first-half hole despite Severts’ 27

The Jacks trailed 37-25 after 18 minutes and could not offset the double-digit deficit in the second half.

BHS_basketball web art
Bemidji Lumberjacks

SARTELL -- The Bemidji High School basketball team struggled to stop Mason Lund and Sartell-St. Stephen on Tuesday night in Sartell, chasing the lead for nearly the full 36 minutes in a 69-62 loss.

Isaac Severts led the Lumberjacks with 27 points one game after delivering multiple highlight-reel dunks in a 31-point performance to start the season on Saturday. Lund countered with 26 of his own on Tuesday.

Severts scored 21 of his 27 in the second half, which the Jacks won 37-32. But they could not sustain that level through some turnovers and foul trouble in the first half, which made the difference.

The Jacks trailed 37-25 after 18 minutes and could not offset the double-digit deficit in the second half.

Ethan Biehn contributed 19 points for Bemidji, but it wasn’t enough to counter 15 from Evan Templin and 14 from Logan Clark.

ADVERTISEMENT

BHS returns to the court at St. Cloud Apollo at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.

Sartell St. Stephen 69, Bemidji 62

BHS 25 37 -- 62

SSS 37 32 -- 69

BEMIDJI (1-1) -- Severts 27, Biehn 19, Wilson 8, G. Luksik 6, Branham 5, Lish 3, Vincent 2.

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN (2-0) -- Lund 26, Templin 15, Clark 14, Knutson 8, A. Mahowald 6.

What To Read Next
Cass Lake-Bena girls basketball sophomore guard Gabby Fineday scored 58 points against Laporte on Tuesday in Cass Lake, breaking the CLB single-game scoring record by a girls player.
The Lumberjacks matched up with Fergus Falls, Little Falls and Sauk Rapids-Rice on Thursday, picking up a team victory over each opposing squad. Several Jacks wrestlers had perfect days on the mat.
The Lumberjacks (13-7-3) fell behind 1-0 in the first period and at one point were being outshot 11-3.
Trailing Duluth East on Thursday at the BHS Gymnasium, the Lumberjacks faced a stiff test coming back. But Bemidji started to clamp down defensively in the second half, quickly tying the game.