HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Section 8A Championship:
#1E Red Lake 71, Stephen-Argyle 60
Kendall Whitefeather had 23 points to lead the Warriors, with Rob McClain adding 16. Rob Beaulieu also hit double figures with 13 points. The Warriors (25-4) are making their 4th straight trip to Minneapolis for the state tournament. They open the Class A Quarterfinals Thursday at 11am against top seeded Minneapolis North (29-2) at Williams Arena.
Section 5A Championship:
#1N Nevis 55, #1S Browerville-Eagle Valley 52 (4 OT)
The Tigers are heading to the state tournament with a record of 28-1 and the #2 team in Class A in the final poll. They were at the state two years ago and look to move further this time around. They’re the #4 seed and will face #5 Springfield (28-2) in Thursday’s second quarterfinal at 1pm.
ALSO…Fergus Falls beat Alex 61-46 in the Section 8AAA championship and Grand Rapids heads to yet another state tournament as the boys dominated Chisago Lakes 73-52 in the Section 7AAA title game. Rapids will open Wednesday at 4pm against 3rd seeded Marshall at Williams Arena. Fergus is the #4 seed and will take on #5 Columbia Heights at Noon.
RED LAKE GIRLS BASKETBALL
State Consolation Semifinals…
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martine Luther 69, Red Lake 63
Red Lake had a 15 point 2nd half lead, but struggled from the free throw line in the 2nd half, allowing GHEC to get back into it. Grace White had 26 points to lead the Warriors. Alexia Desjarlait had 12 and Angel McClain had 10.
The Warriors finish the year at 24-4.
ROSEAU GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Roseau Rams completed a historic season winning the State Class AA championship and finishing the year 32-0. The Rams took the title beating Sauk Centre 75-64 in Saturday afternoon’s championship game. Kiley Borowicz led the way with 20 points and 13 rebounds. She finished her career with more than 3,000 points and had a quadruple double in the state quarterfinals. Kacie Borowicz had 19 points and 7 assists.
Friday…Bemidji State 5, Indiana State of Pennsylvania 0
Alex Ripka went 2 for 4 and scored 2 runs. Alayna Krejci was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Jess Yost had a homerun and Makayla Pagel went 2 for 3. Rochelle Koshalek went the distance, allowing no runs on 3 hits. She didn’t walk anyone and struck out 2.
Friday…Bemidji State 12, Hillsdale College 1
Alex Ripka went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI. Kelsey McAllister went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs. Jess Yost was 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and 2 runs scored. Alayna Krejci doubled, and Rachel Burkland went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBI. Jess Yost got the win. She went 5 innings, allowing the 1 run on 3 hits. She didn’t walk anyone and struck out 7.
Saturday…Nova Southeastern 1, Bemidji State 0 (8 innings)
The Beavers mustered 6 hits, with Jessica Burlingame going 2 for 4. Kelsey McAllister and Lexi Derrick each had a double. Jess Yost pitched the entire game and took the loss, allowing just 1 run (unearned) on 5 hits in 7 2/3 innings. Yost didn’t walk anyone and struck out 10.
Saturday…Merrimack 3, Bemidji State 2
The Beavers were up 2-1 going into the bottom of the 7th but gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th giving Merrimack the walk off win. Jessica Burlingame went 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Jess Yost drove in the other run.
Sunday…Bemidji State 6, Northwestern Ohio 2
Jess Yost (7-2) had another stellar pitching performance, going the distance and allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. She once again didn’t walk anyone and struck out 16. She also went 2 for 4 at the plate. Jessica Burlingame went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Alex Ripka went 2 for 4, while Kelsey McAllister homered and drove in 2. Makayla Pagel was 2 for 4 with a homer, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Brooke Phillips was 2 for 4 and Kristin Monkman had a pinch hit double.
The Beavers are 10-5 on the year and scheduled to host Itasca Community College in a doubleheader scrimmage Thursday at BSU.
Saturday…Augustana 4, Bemidji State 1
Beavers were held to 2 hits but got a good start from Terry Hadden. He allowed 2 runs on 8 hits, with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Luke Benge in an inning and a third gave up 2 unearned runs on 2 hits with a walk and a strikeout.
Saturday…Augustana 9, Bemidji State 1
Once again the Beavers were held to 2 hits. Jack Stigman had a solid start going 5 innings and giving up 3 runs on 7 hits. He walked 2 and struck out 9. But the Beavers went to the bullpen and gave up 6 runs in the 6th.
Sunday…Bemidji State 7, Augustana 2
Connor McNallan got a complete game win over the Vikings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 2. Noah Boser went 2 for 4, while Duane Miller was 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs. Logan Reidel doubled and drove in a run, and Gunner Olszewski went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.
Sunday…Augustana 12, Bemidji State 2
The Beavers were held to 4 hits. Ben Boser was 2 for 3 while Noah Boser had a double. Gunner Olszewski doubled and drove in a run.
The Beavers are now 4-10 on the year and 1-3 in NSIC play. The Beavers will be back at it Thursday at US Bank Stadium playing UMD in a pair of non-conference games at 12:30 and 2:30. Bemidji will go from there to Winona for another 4 conference games next Saturday and Sunday.
BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
Bemidji State senior Brendan Harms is continuing his hockey playing career, signing a contract with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades. The Everblades are in Estero, Florida near Ft. Myers and leading the southern division of the ECHL. Harms got a goal in his 2nd game with the team, but also took a double minor.