November 14, 20141st2ndFinal
Crown College382260
Bemidji State4357100
Stats at a GlanceCROWNBSUM
FG Percentage.404 (21-52) .603 (38-63)
3P FG Percentage.261 (6-23) .400 (6-15)
FT Percentage.857 (12-14) .720 (18-25)
Offensive Rebounds1013
Defensive Rebounds1120
Total Rebounds2133
Bench Points3441
PointsTom Messner - 12
Lutes - 24
ReboundsAustin VanDerHeyden - 7
White - 6
AssistsJordan Whitcomb - 2
Roland Owczarek - 2
Justin Fayant - 2
Fischer - 5
StealsBreier Sanders - 2
Chad Anenson - 2
Best - 3
Fischer - 3
BlocksAustin VanDerHeyden - 3
Carpenter - 2
Bemidji State takes home opener over Crown College, 100-60
Friday, November 14, 2014
Bemidji State takes home opener over Crown College, 100-60

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University men's basketball team played host to Crown College in its season home opener Friday night taking the game 100-60.

A slow start put the Beavers behind Crown College with the Storm having at one time a nine point lead over BSU. The Beavers came back regaining the lead in the first half and in the second half never broke below a 28-point margin once reached.

Brock Lutes led the Beavers action totaling 24 points, hitting 10-of 14 from the field and 4-of-7 from three range. Lutes also charted three rebounds, two assists and one steal in his 26 minutes of play.

Kaylor Zimmerman, second in scoring made his first appearance as a Beaver recording 13 points shooting 7-of-7 from the line and 3-of-5 from the field. He added two rebounds, two steals and one assist on the night. Hitting career highs in scoring was Ben Best and Shane White both with 10 points each against the Storm, while teammate Pat Fischer marked a career high in assists with five.

BSU finished shooting 72 percent (18-25) from the charity strip and 60.3 percent (38-63) from the field. The Beavers outworked the Storm totaling 33 rebounds and marked 16 steals to end the night.

Leading the way for Crown was Tom Messner, shooting 4-of-9 from the field and 2-of-5 from three-point range. Messner added two rebounds and was 2-for-2 from the line in 21 minutes of play.

James Brown was the only other double-digit scorer for the Storm pulling in 10 points going 4-of-10 from the field and 2-of-6 from three-point range.

Crown shot well from the free throw line as they finished the game shooting 85.7 percent (12-14). As a team, they totaled 21 rebounds and six steals over the Beavers.

Bemidji State (1-0, 0-0 NSIC) will be back in action Friday, Nov. 21 as it continues its home stand playing host to Mayville State University. Tip off is set for 8 p.m. from BSU 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).