First five minutes in second half send Beavers down, 70-58, to Golden Bears

November 17, 20161st2ndFinal
Bemidji State312758
Concordia-St. Paul383270
Stats at a GlanceBSUMCSP
FG Percentage.317 (19-60) .500 (29-58)
3P FG Percentage.280 (7-25) .350 (7-20)
FT Percentage.765 (13-17) 1.000 (5-5)
Offensive Rebounds1310
Defensive Rebounds1929
Total Rebounds3239
Turnovers1115
Steals64
Bench Points1313
LeadersBSUMCSP
PointsGreen - 20
Brown - 16
Powell - 16
ReboundsGreen - 8
Matthews - 9
AssistsBest - 3
Matthews - 6
StealsBest - 2
Black - 2
Matthews - 1
Newsome - 1
Ambriz - 1
Powell - 1
BlocksBest - 1
White - 1
Green - 1
Pekarek - 1
Wendt - 1
Brown - 1
Ambriz - 1
Powell - 1
First five minutes in second half send Beavers down, 70-58, to Golden Bears
Thursday, November 17, 2016
First five minutes in second half send Beavers down, 70-58, to Golden Bears
Photo Credit: Jordan Vredeveld

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhoff Center) -- Another early second half run doomed the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team Thursday night in a 70-58 loss to Concordia University-St. Paul at Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minn. The Beavers (0-3) began the second half 0-of-12 from the field, which allowed the Golden Bears (1-3) to a 15-0 run to hold control of the scoreboard through the final 20 minutes of play.

Bemidji State took its largest lead of the first half off a 3-pointer from freshman guard Peyton Dibble, who finished the game with eight points. The Golden Bears converted four of the next five baskets in the game, although the Beavers regained the lead, 13-10, with an 8-0 run over the next three minutes. Freshman forward Logan Bader gave Bemidji State its final lead of the game, 18-17, with his first basket of the game.

Concordia-St. Paul went on runs of 11-3 and 10-1 to grab its largest lead of the first half, 38-25, with 2:47 to go. Bemidji State toughened up its defense over the final minutes of the first period, holding CSP scoreless heading into halftime. The Beavers closed the half on a 6-0 run to enter halftime facing a 38-31 deficit.

The Beavers were doomed again by an opposing second half run as the Golden Bears began the second half on a 15-0 run over the first five minutes. Bemidji State missed its first 12 field goals of the half, but made two free throws, to allow Concordia-St. Paul to a 57-33 lead in the second half.

Senior forward Will Harvey began an 11-0 run for the Beavers with a free throw followed by a layup by freshman guard Jai’Vionne Green. Green put up his second game with at least 18 points as he converted on a drive to the basket with 5:27 left in the game, which brought the Beavers within 18 points of the Golden Bears, 65-47. Bader made consecutive layups to cap the run and bring BSU within 10 points, 65-55, with 1:28 to play. Concordia-St. Paul scored five of the final eight points to hold on to the 70-58 win.

Green finished the night with a team-high 20 points and eight rebounds. Junior guard Sharif Black was the only other Beaver to reach double-digit scoring with 10 points.

Bemidji State opens its home schedule Friday, Nov. 18 against Northland College while continuing its non-conference schedule. The Beavers and Lumberjacks are schedule to tip off at 6 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium.

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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).

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