BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
Friday…Bemidji State 3, Alabama-Huntsville 2
Nate Arentz scored the first goal of the game, midway through the 2nd period. The Beavers would get the next two as well, with Gerry Fitzgerald and Jay Dickman making it 3-0. The Chargers scored their 2 goals in the 3rd, less than a minute apart. Shots were 25-19 in favor of the Beavers.
Saturday…Alabama-Huntsville 5, Bemidji State 2
The Beavers Kyle Bauman and Gerry Fitzgerald scored a pair of power play goals in a 2:33 span of the 1st to give the Beavers a 2-1 lead, but the Chargers would get 4 unanswered goals to get the win. Shots were 30-24 in favor of the Beavers.
Friday’s win clinched the WCHA regular season championship for the Beavers, who have now won their first ever McNaughton Cup. Bemidji State is now 19-11-3, and are 19-4-2-2 for 42 points. They’ll have this weekend off and will wrap up the season at home February 24th and 25th hosting Minnesota State-Mankato.
LUMBERJACK BOYS HOCKEY
#1A Hermantown 3, #20AA Bemidji 2 (OT)
After a scoreless 1st period, the team’s exchanged goals in the 2nd and 3rd periods. Noah Nei and Jaret Lalli had the goals for Bemidji. Lalli’s goal was a power play that tied it with 2:36 left, forcing overtime, but the Hawks scored quickly in OT, just 30 seconds in.
The loss snapped a 4 game Lumberjack winning streak and they are now 13-9-1. Two more big games left for Bemidji. They host Moorhead Tuesday night at 6:30 and will be at Thief River Falls Friday night. You’ll hear both on the Lumberjack Radio Network.
LUMBERJACK BOYS BASKETBALL
Bemidji 67, Anoka 50
The Lumberjacks were tied 30-30 at the half, but outscored the Tornados 37-20 in the 2nd. Caden Rolfes led the way with 23 points. Linaes Whiting had 16.
The Jacks are now 13-6 and will be in Thief River Falls Tuesday night to battle the Prowlers. You’ll hear it on the Lumberjack Radio Network at 7:15.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS BASKETBALL
Bemidji 81, Sauk Rapids-Rice 71
Laura Bieberdorf had 14 points, while Laurissa Wheland had 13 points, Rumer Flatness had 12 and Allison Beard had 11 points.
The Lumberjacks are now 11-11 on the season and will try to go above .500 Tuesday night in East Grand Forks when they battle the Greenwave.
Bemidji swept the three teams in the Lumberjack Quad to wrap up the season. They opened Friday night with a 51-15 win over Sauk Centre/Melrose, then took care of DGF 49-15, and rallied from a 26-14 deficit to beat Class AAA Forest Lake 28-26.
The Lumberjacks are 21-7 and will be at the Section 8AA team meet Saturday in Thief River Falls at Engelstad Arena. You’ll hear all the Lumberjack matches on KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com.
BEAVER MENS & WOMENS BASKETBALL
Women…#16 Minnesota-Moorhead 88, Bemidji State 56
Sierra Senske was the lone Beaver to hit double figures, as she scored 20 points. That put her over the 1,000 point mark for her career, the 3rd Beaver to join that club this year, along with Tatum Sheley and Aimee Pelzer.
Men…#24 Minnesota-Moorhead 102, Bemidji State 78
Jai’Vionne Green led the way with 16 points, while Shane White had 13 points and 6 rebounds off the bench and Lucas Wendt had 12 points.
Women…Northern State 76, Bemidji State 55
Sierra Senske, again, was the only Beaver in double figures with 14 points.
Men…Bemidji State 63, Northern State 59
Jai’Vionne Green was once again Bemidji’s top scorer with 21 points, while Christian Pekarek had 16 points and 8 rebounds.
The BSU men are now 9-15 on the season and 7-12 in NSIC play while the women are 6-18, and 3-17 in conference.
They’ll wrap up the season at home Friday and Saturday, hosting U-Mary at 6pm and 8pm Friday, and Minot State at 4 and 6 Saturday.
BEAVER WOMENS HOCKEY
Friday…St. Cloud State 5, Bemidji State 2
Kiki Radke and Emily Berglund had the goals for the Beavers. They outshot the Huskies 36-25.
Saturday…Bemidji State 3, St. Cloud State 1
Both teams scored a goal in the 2nd period and the Beavers got 2 unanswered goals in the 3rd to win it. Ciscely Nelson, Alexis Joyce and Lauren Miller had the goals. Joyce and Miller also had assists. The Beavers outshot the Huskies 36-31, and Britni Mowat was 30 of 31 in goal.
The Beavers are 10-17-3 on the year…6-17-3 in the WCHA. They wrap up the season hosting Minnesota-Mankato this Friday and Saturday. 7:07 Friday and 3:07 Saturday.
AREA HIGH SCHOOLS
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (16-4) 70, Laporte 38
Blackduck 43, Nevis 39
Kelliher/Northome 88, Cass Lake-Bena 76 (OT)
Deer River 82, Bigfork 53
Wadena-Deer Creek 65, Menahga 50
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (12-6) 70, Laporte 25
Fosston (14-8) 75, Bagley 38
Cass Lake-Bena (16-7) 70, Northome/Kelliher 49
Nevis (19-1) 85, Blackduck 33
Red Lake (18-3) 88, Pine River-Backus 58
Win-E-Mac (18-4) 74, Fertile-Beltrami 42
Northern Freeze 59, Cass Lake-Bena (16-7) 56
Bagley 86, Frazee 69
Norman County West 60, Northome/Kelliher 59
Bagley/Fosston 9, Becker/Big Lake 6
Park Rapids 2, Kittson Central 2 (OT)
The race started in Winnipeg and ended after a jaunt across Lake Bemidji near Sanford Center. The overall champion was Zack Herfindahl riding and Arctic Cat, followed by Ross Erdman on an Arctic, and 3rd went to Aaron Christenseon on a Polaris.
OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL
Cankdeska Cikana CC 112, Oak Hills 107 (OT)
Duke Abalos had 37 points for the Wolfpack, while Aiden Guthrie had 19, Colin Tyrone added 17, Ronnie Jackson had 16, and Blake Dragt added 11.
The Wolfpack are done with the regular season and will host the NIAC Tournament this Thursday through Saturday.