The Lumberjack wrestling team took 2nd out of 13 teams at Brainerd’s Paul Bunyan Invite, with only Frazee finishing higher. The Jacks had five top 3 finishes, with one champ, Seth Newby at 113, who went 3-0 with 3 pins. At 182, Nic Geiger went 3-1 and took 2nd, while Jon Solum at 145, Colton Hinrichs at 152, and Hunter Schoenborn at 220 finished 3rd.
The Jacks have an early meet at Detroit Lakes Tuesday. It gets started at 6pm.
LUMBERJACK BOYS BASKETBALL
FRI…Sauk Rapids-Rice 62, Bemidji 60
Linaes Whiting was back in the lineup after missing game 1 as he continued recovering from a knee injury suffered in the soccer season. He led the way with 18 points, while Jace Peterson added 14. It was a close possession by possession game throughout the night.
SAT…St. Cloud Apollo 80, Bemidji 77
It was a brutal day to start for the Jacks who found themselves down by 27 points (70-43) in the 2nd half. But the Jacks outscored the Eagles 34-10 the rest of the way and got it to within 3 points. They had a chance to tie with a couple of good looks from 3 point range in the final seconds, but couldn’t get it to drop. Spencer Konecne led the way with 21 points and 14 rebounds along with 4 blocks, while Jace Peterson had 17 points and 6 assists and Dominic Needham had 15.
The Jacks are 1-2 and will be back on the road tomorrow night in Little Falls at 7:15. You’ll hear it on KBUN-AM1450 after Lumberjack wrestling, which is early from Detroit Lakes.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS BASKETBALL
FRI…Bemidji 83, St. Cloud Apollo 61
The Jacks were up by 6 at the half and outscored the Eagles by 16 in the 2nd half. Sophomore Katie Alto led the way with 23 points, while Lindsey Hildenbrand scored 14, and Ciara Cermak and Ryssa Wheland had 10 each.
SAT…Sartell-St. Stephen 63, Bemidji 57
The Jacks were down by 4 at the half, and couldn’t cut into it in the 2nd half, with the Sabres outscoring the Jacks by 2. MacKenzie Nicklason led the Jacks with 18 points including 10 for 11 from the free throw line. Katie Alto had 12 1st half points and had 15 on the day.
The Jacks fall to 1-3 on the year and will host Pequot Lakes tomorrow night at the Fieldhouse.
Bemidji 135, Park Rapids 101
Tatum Offerdahl, Mady Schmidt, and Leah Lucas took the top 3 spots in the all around. Offerdahl also won the bars, while Schmidt took the vault, while Lauren Lundquist won the beam and the floor.
LUMBERJACK GIRLS HOCKEY
Brainerd/Little Falls 6, Bemidji 2
Chloe Hasbargen and Maggie Marcotte scored for Bemidji, while Hannah Eller had 2 assists. The Jacks were outshot 49-10 and Brooklyn Delap made 43 saves.
The Jacks are 1-8 on the year and back at it Tuesday hosting Crookston at the BCA.
BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
FRI…Northern Michigan 1, Bemidji State 1 (OT)
The Beavers and Wildcats were even through regulation and the standard 5 minute overtime. But then the Wildcats scored in the 2nd 3 on 3 OT to earn the extra point in the standings. Both goals came in the 2nd half of the 1st period. Northern Michigan scored at 12:07 and the Beavers tied it up in the final minute. Justin Baudry scored with Brendan Harris and Myles Fitzgerald getting the assists. The Beavers outshot the Wildcats 25-21 and Michael Bitzer was 20 of 21 in goal.
SAT…Northern Michigan 4, Bemidji State 4 (OT)
Same song, different verse. Much more scoring than on Friday, but still, another tie, another overtime, and this time they went through the 3 on 3 OT and into the shootout before Northern State got that extra point. The Wildcats scored on the 1st shootout attempt and the Beavers couldn’t match. Carter Struthers opened the scoring for the Beavers, his 1st career goal, tying the game late in the 1st. Hampus Sjodahl also scored his 1st career goal. Other Beaver goals came from Charlie Combs and Myles Fitzgerald. TJ Roos had 2 assists. The Beavers outshot the Wildcats 39-28.
The Beavers are 5-6-5 on the year, and are 2-4-2-2 in conference play. Currently in the WCHA, Bowling Green leads with 28 points. The Beavers are in 8th place with 12 points, but they’ve played the fewest conference games of any WCHA team. The Beavers stay home this weekend, hosting Alaska-Anchorage at 7:07 Friday and Saturday night.
BEAVER WOMENS HOCKEY
FRI…Bemidji State 5, RIT 2
The Beavers scored 2 power play and a shorthanded goal. Emma Terres scored a goal and an assist for the Beavers, while Haley Mack had 2 goals and an assist and so did Alexis Joyce. Mak Langei added 2 assists. The Beavers outshot RIT 60-21.
SAT…Bemidji State 3, RIT 1
Emily Berglund opened up the scoring for the Beavers, while Alexis Joyce also scored and Haley Mack had a goal and an assist. Abby Halluska had 2 assists. Shots were 40-33 in favor of BSU and Kerrigan Dowhy was 32 of 33 in goal.
The Beavers are 8-10-2 on the year and are 4-7-1-1 in the WCHA. They’re in 5th place but have some games in hand. They return to conference play this weekend, hosting MN-Mankato at 3:07 Friday and Saturday.
BEAVER MENS AND WOMENS BASKETBALL
FRI…Women…#14 Northern State 65, Bemidji State 55
Brooklyn Bachmann led the Beavers with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
FRI…Men…#16 Northern State 75, Bemidji State 54
Sharif Black had 14 points while Jai’Vionne Green had 10. Logan Bader had 8 rebounds.
SAT…Women…MN-Moorhead 70, Bemidji State 47
Sydney Arrington had 15 points off the bench for the Beavers, but no one else in double figures.
SAT…Men…Bemidji State 82, MN-Moorhead 81
Freshman Forward Derek Thompson had a big game for the Beavers, and his last second putback gave the Beavers the win at the buzzer. He finished with 20 points, 12 in the 2nd half and they came in the final 10 minutes. Sharif Black had 18 points for the Beavers and Jai’Vionne Green had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Logan Bader had 11 points.
The Bemidji State women are now 2-6 and 1-3 in conference play. The Men are 5-5 and 2-3 in conference play. There’s just 1 game left before Christmas. The Beavers will host UMC Saturday. Womens game is at 2pm, followed by the mens game at 4.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Win-E-Mac 63, Blackduck 54 (Fosston Tourney)
Nevis 47, Fosston 39 (Fosston Tourney)
Deer River 81, Nashwauk-Keewatin 69
Bagley 54, Ada-Borup 49
Pine River-Backus 69, Northome/Kelliher 54
Red Lake County 66, Clearbrook-Gonvick 60 (Northland Tourney)
Richland 55, Menahga 44
Red Lake 72, Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke 57 (Northland Tourney)
Cass Lake-Bena 79, Stephen-Argyle 48 (Northland Tourney) (The Panthers are 4-0, averaging almost 80 a game)
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Ada-Borup/NCW 92, Bagley 14
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 78, Blackduck 25
Red Lake 101, Kelliher/Northome 55
Menahga 83, Bertha-Hewitt 14
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY
Kittson Central 11, Bagley/Fosston 1
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HOCKEY
Eveleth-Gilbert 4, Park Rapids 1