Bemidji State takes first NSIC loss, 80-62, to St. Cloud State

December 04, 20151st2ndFinal
Bemidji State293362
St. Cloud State453580
Stats at a GlanceBSUMSCSU
FG Percentage.386 (22-57) .455 (30-66)
3P FG Percentage.227 (5-22) .280 (7-25)
FT Percentage.542 (13-24) .722 (13-18)
Offensive Rebounds917
Defensive Rebounds2234
Total Rebounds3151
Bench Points1413
PointsAnderson - 14
Davis - 29
ReboundsHarvey - 8
Davis - 12
AssistsAnderson - 5
Hall - 6
Heede-Andersen - 6
StealsAnderson - 3
Stone - 2
Alcantara - 2
BlocksBest - 4
Averkamp - 2
Bemidji State takes first NSIC loss, 80-62, to St. Cloud State
Friday, December 4, 2015
Bemidji State takes first NSIC loss, 80-62, to St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Halenbeck Hall) -- The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team fell for the first time in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action, 80-62, to St. Cloud State University Friday night. The Beavers (4-2, 1-1 NSIC) were outrebounded, 51-31, by the Huskies (3-4, 1-1 NSIC) in Halenbeck Hall.

A Bemidji State turnover and two missed field goals led to a St. Cloud State 8-0 run to begin the game. Kaylor Zimmerman snapped the skid with the first two of his eight first-half points. The Beavers pulled to within two points, 15-13, as Jordan Rhodes sank a 3-pointer from Irvin Womack. The two-point deficit was the closest BSU would come the rest of the first half.

Gage Davis and Scottie Stone, who each scored double-digits in the first half, paced the Huskies through the opening period to take a 45-29 lead.

While the Beavers opened the second half with four consecutive points, the Huskies pulled away to a 16-point lead for the second time, 49-33. Bemidji State followed with a 10-3 run to get back to within single-digit points away from the St. Cloud State lead.

The Huskies answered with a 7-0 run from three scorers to again reach a 16-point lead, 59-43, with 12:49 left in the game. St. Cloud eventually pulled to a game-high 21-point lead.

DJ Anderson finished with a team-high 14 points while Zimmerman followed with 13 and Ben Best totaled 10. William Harvey, BSU’s leading rebounder for the season, finished with eight boards, three on the offensive side. The Beavers finished shooting 38.6 percent (22-57) from the field and were outrebounded, 51-31.

Bemidji State finishes its weekend while heading to University of Minnesota Duluth tomorrow. The Beavers and Bulldogs will tipoff at 6 p.m. in Romano Gymnasium.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).