Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, he is currently studying Creative and Professional Writing at Bemidji State. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- In a game where just about everything needed to go perfectly for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team, not much of anything went right. The Beavers felt the fury of No. 12 Augustana on Wednesday night, suffering a season-ending 94-57 loss in the opening round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- As Sharif Black narrowly missed out a triple-double Wednesday night, the Bemidji State men’s basketball team suffered a similar fate in the opening round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament. The senior point guard had BSU back from an early, daunting deficit against Augustana, had tallied 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists by night’s end and was ready to lead the Beavers into the final stretch with hopes of extending their season.
BEMIDJI -- Grinding out a tightly contested victory is always rewarding, but, if you ask the Bemidji High School boys basketball team, a rivalry win over Moorhead is just a little bit sweeter. “Any time we beat Moorhead, it is sweet,” Lumberjacks head coach Travis Peterson said. “Over the years, we’ve had lots of good games with them. In recent history, they’ve gotten the best of us until the last couple years. It’s nice to come out with ‘Ws’ against the Spuds.”
BEMIDJI -- Everything may be different, but nothing is changing for the Bemidji State men’s basketball team Wednesday night. The Beavers are opening their postseason against Augustana, but they’re not shaking anything up while faced with the win-or-go-home matchup.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State women’s basketball team will have one of the toughest tasks in the country on Wednesday. The Beavers (4-22, 3-19 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) are matched with No. 10 Augustana to open up the NSIC Tournament, heading to Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in search of an upset for the ages.
MINOT, N.D. -- On Friday night, the Bemidji State men’s basketball team kept the wheels from falling off and held on for a win over U-Mary. But on Saturday, the Beavers couldn’t replicate the same success, faltering late in an 80-71 loss to Minot State in Minot, N.D.
MINOT, N.D. -- The Beaver Bash turned ugly in a hurry for the Bemidji State women’s basketball team on Saturday. Fueled by a strong push that ended the third quarter, BSU was working back from a 14-point deficit and building its momentum for a fourth-quarter comeback. Instead, however, MiSU scored the first 18 points of final frame, using the five-minute span to turn in a 71-51 win in Minot, N.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Bemidji State women’s basketball team suffered its 15th straight setback on Friday, falling victim to a 76-41 clobbering against U-Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Late in the first, the Beavers (4-21, 3-18 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) were within a point when Emma Rappe sunk a 3-pointer for an 11-10 score. The Marauders (13-14, 9-12 NSIC) ran off the final seven of the first, however, owning an 18-10 lead after one.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Bemidji State men’s basketball team avenged last month’s upset loss to U-Mary with a 67-59 victory in Bismarck, N.D., on Friday behind a dominant finish to clinch the win.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State men’s basketball team is out to prove its progress this weekend. “I feel like we’ve come a long way from the beginning of the season,” sophomore guard Jai’Vionne Green said. “We got better. I feel like we need to show how much better that we’ve gotten, prove it on the court and show everyone.” BSU head coach Mike Boschee sees the development, too.