KBUN SportsBlog 12-6-17

#5 Moorhead 3, Bemidji 0
The Spuds showed why they are #5 team in the state, outshooting the Jacks 38-15 and putting a ton of pressure on Matt Fitzgerald. But Fitzgerald showed how strong he his with perhaps the best performance of his career making 35 saves, many of them spectacular. He kept the Jacks in it most of the evening, but Bemidji just couldn’t penetrate a tough defensive wall.

The Jacks are 2-2-0 on the year and it doesn’t get any easier tomorrow night when they host #2 Duluth East. You’ll hear it on the LJRN, beginning with LJ Live at 6:45 on KBUN-FM 104.5 and kbunsportsradio.com.

Thief River Falls 7, Bemidji 0
The Prowlers beat the Jacks for the 2nd time this year, falling to TRF at their place. The Prowlers got 2 in the 1st, added 4 in the 2nd and a final goal in the 3rd.

The Lumberjack girls are 1-7 and will host Brainerd/Little Falls Friday night at BCA.

Hibbing 73, Bemidji 68
The Jacks at one point were 20 points down and came back to within 3 with a minute to play. Hibbing’s Ashley McDonald led all scorers with 32 points, while Kennedy Mills had 21 for the Jacks and Ali Beard added 10.

The Jacks are 0-2 and will have a weekend road swing in the St. Cloud area. Friday night they’ll be at St. Cloud Apollo and at Sartell Saturday afternoon. You’ll hear both on the LJRN.

Jacqueline Kaasa was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after her weekend against the Gophers in Minneapolis. She had a 4 point day against Minnesota in the Beavers 4-2 win, with 2 goals and 2 assists, including the game winning goal. The 4 points was #2 in the nation for the weekend. She also finished with a +3 rating for the weekend.

The Beavers will be back in action this weekend hosting RIT in a pair of non-conference games. Gametime both days is 3:07.

Bemidji State will have a new Offensive Coordinator next year. Craig Bagnall is returning to his alma mater. Bagnall has been named the Head Coach of the U-Mary Marauders in Bismarck. He had a stellar career there, breaking virtually every quarterback record for the school. He then came to BSU as a grad assistant before being elevated to Offensive Coordinator. His coaching trajectory has risen quickly. At age 27, he is the youngest coach in NCAA football. His OC days at BSU were very successful, as he led a potent BSU offense that saw Jordan Hein break virtually every BSU passing record.

Park Rapids 48, Detroit Lakes 44
Bagley 78, Park Christian 56
Ada-Borup 57, Fosston 51
NCE/U-H 53, Win-E-Mac 47
Blackduck 83, Laporte 66
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 64, Northome/Kelliher 36
Cass Lake-Bena 78, Red Lake County 40 (Northland College Trn)
Red Lake 73, Fertile-Beltrami 69 (Northland College Trn)
Stephen-Argyle 76, Clearbrook-Gonvick 39 (Northland College Trn)

Ada-Borup/NCW 56, Fosston 23
Virginia 62, Deer River 44
Menahga 67, Henning 41
Park Christian 69, Bagley 32
Pine River-Backus 68, Cass Lake-Bena 34
Blackduck 48, Laporte 37
NCE/U-H 52, Win-E-Mac 47
Red Lake 66, Nevis 42
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 65, Kelliher/Northome 60


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