February 07, 20151st2ndFinal
Sioux Falls343569
Bemidji State273764
Stats at a GlanceSFBSUM
FG Percentage.480 (24-50) .490 (24-49)
3P FG Percentage.286 (4-14) .455 (10-22)
FT Percentage.773 (17-22) .750 (6-8)
Offensive Rebounds103
Defensive Rebounds2318
Total Rebounds3321
Bench Points946
PointsWard - 18
Elrod - 19
ReboundsWard - 9
White - 5
AssistsWard - 3
Zimmerman - 3
StealsWessels - 2
Best - 2
BlocksKielpinski - 2
White - 2
Beavers drop another close one at home to Sioux Falls, 69-64
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Beavers drop another close one at home to Sioux Falls, 69-64

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Another upset struck Bemidji State men's basketball as it lost a close one to University of Sioux Falls by a final score of 69-64.

Bemidji State moves its record to 8-14 overall and 4-14 in league play with the win, while the Cougars improve to 8-16 overall and 5-13 in conference action. The Beavers will be back in action Feb. 13-14 as they hit the road for the final time in regular season action at University of Mary and Minot State University

Bemidji State Highlights

  • The bright spots in the Beavers’ offense came from freshman Clayton Elrod who led the team with 19 points, a career-best. Elrod did not just put the ball in the basket he was not able to miss as he went 5-for-5 from outside the arc and was 7-for-7 overall from the floor.
  • DJ Anderson put a spark in the BSU offense as well, scoring in key moment with a total of 14 points, which included going 3-for-3 from the foul line. Anderson was 5-of-7 from the floor.
  • Shane White led the rebounding effort, pulling down five of the Beavers 21 boards.
  • The Beavers outshot the Cougars, going 49 percent from the floor and 46 percent from beyond the arc compared to USF’s 48 percent and 29 percent, respectively.

Sioux Falls Highlights

  • Charles Ward led the offense, scoring 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Ward was 11-for-14 from the charity stripe and 3-of-12 from the field.
  • Mack Johnson contributed 14 points for the win and scored the a jumper with 3:32 left in the game to take a 61-59 lead, which the Cougars held nothing less than a two point lead the remainder of the game.
  • USF crashed the boards hard as they outworked BSU to pull down 33 rebounds to the Beavers’ 21, including 10 offensive boards.
  • Both teams committed only 11 turnovers each in the game.

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).