BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
Friday…Bemidji State 1, Lake Superior State 1 (Beavers win shootout)
Kyle Bauman scored early in the 2nd and Lake State answered 6 minutes later. That was all the scoring in regulation. Overtime went scoreless as did the 3 on 3 overtime, so it came down to a shootout to see who would get the 2nd point of the night. Myles Fitzgerald scored in the 2nd round of the shootout to give the Beavers that extra point. The Beavers dominated play, outshooting Lake 34-18, with Michael Bitzer going 17 of 18 in goal. Bemidji State was 0/4 on the power play.
Saturday…Bemidji State 3, Lake Superior State 2
Lake scored 23 seconds into the game to go up 1-0, but the Beavers got the next three goals. Brendan Harms tied it up midway through the 1st with a power play goal, and 40 seconds later, Nate Arentz put the Beavers up 2-1. The Beavers got their 2nd power play goal of the night in midway through the 2nd from Jay Dickman and that proved to be the game winner as Lake State scored with less than 5 minutes left in the 2nd to get it to 3-2. Myles Fitzgerald had 2 assists. Shots were 32-15 in favor of the Beavers.
Bemidji State is now 13-5-2, and 13-1-2-2 in WCHA play. That gives them 43 points in conference play and a 7 point lead over Michigan Tech. The Beavers have a non-conference Home and Home set with UMD this weekend. Friday night’s game will be at Amsoil Arena and the Beavers will host Saturday night’s 7:07 game at Sanford Center. The Bulldogs were #1 in the nation last week and split with #2 Denver this past weekend.
BEAVER WOMENS HOCKEY
Friday…Bemidji State 3, RIT 1
Emily Berglund had a goal and an assist, while Melissa Hunt and Emma Terres also scored. Beavers outshot RIT 38-28 and Britni Mowat was 27 of 28 in goal.
Saturday…Bemidji State 5, RIT 1
Haley Mack had a goal and an assist, while Jacqueline Kaasa also scored. Lauren Miller and Emily Berglund had goals for the Beavers, and Abby Halluska had a goal and 2 assists. Lisa Laiti had 3 assists and the Beavers outshot RIT 45-24. Britni Mowat was 23 of 24 in goal.
Bemidji State is now 8-11-1 on the season, and 4-11-1 in WCHA play. The Beavers are now on a long holiday break. They won’t play again until January 13th and 14th when they go to Ohio State.
BEAVER MENS AND WOMENS BASKETBALL
Friday vs. Northern State…
Women…#25 Northern State 81, Bemidji State 72
Tatum Sheley got hot from 3 point range in the 2nd quarter and got the Beavers back into the game with a 24 point 1st half. She ended the night with 30 points. Aimee Pelzer had 14 and Hanna Zerr added 11 for the Beavers.
Men…Northern State 88, Bemidji State 61
Freshman Peyton Dibble led the Beavers with 16 points and 7 rebounds, but Bemidji was ice cold from the field. It was a 9 point game at the half, but the Wolves warmed up in the 2nd half to win going away. Ben Best added 12 points.
Saturday vs. Minnesota-Moorhead…
Women…Minnesota-Moorhead 102, Bemidji State 50
The Dragons showed they are the real deal en route to their 8th win of the year. They are 8-1 and 5-0 in conference play, and are the only team to beat #25 Northern State. The Beavers were led once again by Tatum Sheley who had 17 points, while Sierra Senske added 12.
Men…Minnesota-Moorhead 90, Bemidji State 84
Jai’Vionne Green had 19 points, while Ben Best added 19 points and 7 rebounds as the Beavers opened up a 10 point lead on the NSIC North favorite Dragons early in the 2nd half, but Moorhead came back to take a double digit lead of their own before the Beavers rallied to get it within 3, before late fouls widened the final gap to 6. Sharif Black had 12 points and 8 assists for Bemidji State.
The Beaver women’s team is now 3-5 on the year and 0-4 in the NSIC. The men are 3-6 and 1-3 in conference play. Both will be at Minnesota-Crookston Thursday night. Women’s game will be at 5pm, followed by the Men’s game at 7.
Bemidji finished in the middle of the pack in the 15 team Paul Bunyan Invitational in Brainerd, which ran Friday and Saturday. The Jacks top finisher was Xavier Whalen, who took 3rd at 285. Meanwhile Darren Roth and Nick Peterson claimed 4th and Bryce Golden, Chance Hinrichs, Peter Moen and Kaleb Beam all claimed 5th place finishes.
The Lumberjacks will have their home opener Tuesday night at 7:30, hosting Detroit Lakes.
Bemidji 134.6, Park Rapids 106.225
Bemidji won all four events in their first dual of the year and will be back at it Tuesday when they go to Brainerd for a 6pm dual.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS BASKETBALL
Friday…St. Cloud Apollo 69, Bemidji 63
The Jacks struggled with a lot of turnovers and couldn’t finish off shots in the last 90 seconds, but were in the thick of the action throughout the night. Klaryssa Whelan led the way with 15 points, while Laura Bieberdorf had 13 and Lexi Wade added 11.
Saturday…Sartell-St. Stephen 57, Bemidji 54
The Jacks had a lead at halftime, but the Sabres rallied in the 2nd to take the lead. The Jacks got it to a one possession game with back to back 3 pointers from Laura Bieberdorf and Rumer Flatness. Flatness led the Jacks with 17 points and Bieberdorf had 13 points.
The Jacks are now 2-3 on the season and will be right back at it Tuesday night when they go to Pequot Lakes for a 7:30 game.
LUMBERJACK BOYS BASKETBALL
Bemidji 59, St. Cloud Apollo 54
The Lumberjacks and Apollo played toe to toe all night, with Bemidji up by 2 after a low scoring 1st half. They outscored the Eagles by 3 more in the 2nd half to win by 5. Nate Snell led the way with 19 points, while LInaes Whiting added 14.
The Jacks are 1-1 on the year and will be back in action Tuesday with a tough game on the road. They’ll be in Moorhead to battle the Spuds. It’s an early start at 6:15. You’ll hear it on the Lumberjack Radio Network (KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com)with Lumberjacks Live on the air at 6pm.
AREA HIGH SCHOOL SCORES
Ada-Borup 84, Bagley 13
Pine River-Backus 54, Park Rapids 52
Red Lake 85, Kelliher/Northome 42
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 64, Blackduck 39
Clearbrook-Gonvick 66, Nevis 23
Menahga 100, Bertha-Hewitt 17
Ada-Borup 52, Bagley 50
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 68, Menahga 40
Deer River 82, Nashwauk-Keewatin 24
Pine River-Backus 68, Northome/Kelliher 54
Northland CTC Tourney…
Cass Lake Bena 77, Fertile-Beltrami 66
Red Lake County 74, Clearbrook-Gonvick 65
Red Lake 71, Stephen-Argyle 53
Win-E-Mac 55, Blackduck 44
Lake Park-Audobon 58, Fosston 45
Roseau 59, Park Rapids 48
Northland CTC Tourney…
Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 82, Clearbrook-Gonvick 50
Red Lake 80, Cass Lake-Bena 63
Bagley/Fosston 4, Kittson Central 2
St. Paul Johnson 7, Park Rapids 0