KBUN SportsBlog 1-29-17

LUMBERJACK BOYS BASKETBALL
Alexandria 58, Bemidji 52
The Jacks and Cardinals battled in a fast paced, scrappy game at the BHS Fieldhouse Saturday, but the Jacks just couldn’t drain enough shots. Linaes Whiting had 13 points, while Jace Peterson added 11 points and Spencer Konecne had 10.

Bemidji is now 11-5 and back in action tonight in a rare Monday night game as they host East Grand Forks. You’ll hear it on the LJRN beginning with Lumberjacks Live at 7:15 on The BUN 2.0…KBUN-FM 104.5 & kbunsportsradio.com.


LUMBERJACK GIRLS BASKETBALL
FRI…#4 Hopkins 92, Bemidji 44
The Jacks gave up an 11 run to start the game, but were able to stay reasonably close through much of the 1st half. Hopkins, though, had 2 long runs in the 2nd half that put things out of range. Katie Alto led the way with 12 points.

SAT…Alexandria 69, Bemidji 46
The Jacks struggled mightily from the field in the 1st half, but played a much better 2nd half against the Cardinals. Sam Edlund led the Jacks with 11 points and Katie Alto had 10.

The Jacks are 6-13 and will host Duluth East Thursday night at 7:30 at the BHS Fieldhouse. Lumberjacks Live is at 7:15 on KBUN SportsRadio AM1450/fm94.9.


LUMBERJACK BOYS HOCKEY
FRI…Alexandria 4, Bemidji 3 (OT)
The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd, before the Jacks scored 3 straight goals to go up 3-1. Joe Leitner scored the opening goal for the Jacks, while Ryan Pogue had a goal and assist and Casey McNamara scored. Hunter Olson had 2 assists. But the Cardinals, then got 3 straight of their own, including the game tying goal with 48 seconds left and the game winner 4:15 into overtime. Alex outshot the Jacks 27-21.

SAT…STMA 3, Bemidji 1
The Knights lost 3-1 to Roseau up north Friday night, but were ready to go Saturday, as they jumped out to a 2-0 1st period lead, then made it 3-0 with a power play goal in the 2nd. The Jacks scored on a 5 on 3 power play. Josh Baker got the goal with assists to Hunter Olson and Nick Mannaussa. The Jacks pulled their goaltender with 2 minutes left in attempt to get back into it, but took 2 penalties, ending their comeback chances. The Knights were buzzing Saturday, outshooting the Jacks 31-14. Matt Fitzgerald was 28 of 31 in goal.

Bemidji is 9-10 on the year now, and will back in action Thursday in Roseau taking on the Rams. Lumberjacks Live will be at 5:45, gametime is 6. You’ll hear it on the LJRN (KBUN-FM 104.5 & kbunsportsradio.com).


BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
FRI…Alabama-Huntsville 5, Bemidji State 1
A tough night for the Beavers as they fell behind 4-0 before mustering a 3rd period goal. An empty netter sealed it for the Chargers, who were dominant despite being outshot 31-23. Aaron Miller had the goal for the Beavers.

SAT…Bemidji State 5, Alabama-Huntsville 1
The Beavers had a strong special teams night, as they scored 2 power play goals and were 3 for 3 on the penalty kill. Charlie Combs opened the scoring for the Beavers while Justin Baudry had a pair of goals. Aaron Miller and TJ Roo also scored. The Beavers outshot the Chargers 35-11.

Bemidji State is now 14-8-6 and 11-5-4-2 for 39 points. The Beavers remain in 4th place and are 6 behind Mankato for 3rd. They are 10 points out of the lead, but have 2 games in hand over the teams ahead of them in the standings. They’ll host Lake Superior State Friday and Saturday at Sanford Center. 7:07 games both nights.


BEAVER MENS & WOMENS BASKETBALL
FRI…Women…Concordia-St. Paul 63, Bemidji State 53
Sydney Zerr and Sierra Senske had 10 points each, while Sam Adamich had 9 rebounds.

FRI…Men…Bemidji State 82, Concordia-St. Paul 76
The Beavers were down by 6 at the half, but outscored the Golden Bears by 12 in the 2nd half. Christian Pekarek scored 27 points to lead the Beavers. Logan Bader scored 15 points, while Derek Thompson added 14 points. Jai’Vionne Green had 13 points and Sharif Black had 11 points.

SAT…Women…MN-Mankato 65, Bemidji State 33
The Beavers shot just 28.6 percent from the field and hit only a pair of 3 pointers. Sydney Arrington led Bemidji State with 10 points.

SAT…Men…MN-Mankato 87, Bemidji State 70
Christian Pekarek once again led the Beavers with 17 points, while Jai’Vionne Green and Sharif Black added 15 each.

The Beaver women are now 4-16 (3-13), while the men are 9-12 (6-10). They’ll host Wayne State and Augustana this weekend. Game times are 6 and 8pm Friday; 4 and 6 on Saturday.


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
FRIDAY
Cass Lake-Bena (19-1, #6) 99, Northome/Kelliher 46
Park Rapids 67, Pequot Lakes 56
Fosston (12-5) 64, Mahnomen/Waubun 59
Red Lake 124, Blackduck 94
Menahga 60, New York Mills 54

SATURDAY
Menahga 59, Hill City 43


HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
FRIDAY
Kelliher/Northome 76, Cass Lake-Bena 73
Bagley 64, Blackduck 62
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 65, Verndale 47

SATURDAY
Menahga 82, Hill City 14 (The Braves are 16-0 and ranked #5 in the state)


HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY
Lake of the Woods 7, Park Rapids 2

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