Golden Bears hand Beavers weekend split with 72-60 loss

January 16, 20161st2ndFinal
Bemidji State213960
Concordia-St. Paul383472
Stats at a GlanceBSUMCSP
FG Percentage.358 (19-53) .410 (25-61)
3P FG Percentage.250 (7-28) .364 (4-11)
FT Percentage.789 (15-19) .750 (18-24)
Offensive Rebounds714
Defensive Rebounds2727
Total Rebounds3441
Bench Points1614
PointsAnderson - 17
Matthews - 15
ReboundsRhodes - 7
Anderson - 7
Matthews - 12
AssistsAnderson - 3
Womack - 3
Ambriz - 3
StealsBest - 2
Pekarek - 2
Powell - 4
BlocksBest - 1
Rhodes - 1
Womack - 1
Yahnke - 2
Golden Bears hand Beavers weekend split with 72-60 loss
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Golden Bears hand Beavers weekend split with 72-60 loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhoff Center) -- Senior DJ Anderson and freshman Calvin Harrington reached double-digit scoring for the second straight night as Bemidji State University men’s basketball fell, 72-60, to Concordia University-St. Paul Saturday. The Beavers (8-7, 5-6 NSIC) dropped their first in three games to the Golden Bears (6-11, 3-8 NSIC) at the Gangelhoff Center.

Despite Anderson totaling 17 points and Harrington with 13, the Golden Bears held the lead throughout the game. The Beavers fell down by 17 at halftime but pulled within seven points in the second half.

The Beavers were unable to take a lead during the first half, only tying the game at 2-2 just over one minute into the game. Shane White, making his second start in as many days, put in a layup assisted by Ben Best. The Beavers didn’t score until five minutes later as Anderson scored the first of his 17 points on the night. Before the layup, the Golden Bears had taken a 14-2 lead while converting 5-of-11 shots from the field and holding the Beavers to one turnover and four missed shots.

Each team went on a 6-0 run following the 12-point difference while an 8-0 run late in the half gave Concordia-St. Paul a 18-point lead. Anderson sank a shot from the free throw to set the halftime score at 38-21 in favor of the Golden Bears.

The Golden Bears scored first in the second half to gain their largest lead of the game, 40-21. Bemidji State followed Concordia-St. Paul’s score with an 11-0 run over the next five minutes, forcing five field goal attempts and three turnovers. Christian Pekarek sank a 3-pointer to bring the Beavers within 46-39 before the Golden Bears gained control of the game again through the rest of the night.

The Beavers shot 35.8 percent (19-53) from the field and 25 percent (7-28) from downtown, while the Golden Bears shot 41 percent (25-61) from the floor and 36.4 percent (4-11) from 3-point land. CSP won the rebound margin, 41-34,

Irvin Womack added nine points while Pekarek and Rhodes scored seven each. Anderson and Rhodes pulled down seven boards each.

Bemidji State heads back to the BSU Gymnasium next weekend while hosting Northern State University and No. 10 Minnesota State University Moorhead. The Beavers will host the Wolves and Dragons for the first matchup of a two-game series during the 2015-16 schedule.

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).