Bjorklund scores career-high 15 points for Beaver Men’s Basketball Sunday

December 30, 20181st2ndFinal
Bemidji State252651
Minnesota Crookston383472
Stats at a GlanceBSUMUMCMBB
FG Percentage.362 (17-47) .448 (30-67)
3P FG Percentage.350 (7-20) .304 (7-23)
FT Percentage.833 (10-12) .833 (5-6)
Offensive Rebounds411
Defensive Rebounds2725
Total Rebounds3136
Turnovers165
Steals26
Bench Points2519
LeadersBSUMUMCMBB
PointsBjorklund - 15
Cleary - 33
ReboundsThompson - 11
Smith - 10
AssistsMorgan - 3
Smith - 4
StealsAnderson - 1
Chase - 1
Cohen - 2
Cleary - 2
BlocksBaumgartner - 1
Bjorklund - 1
Smith - 3
Bjorklund scores career-high 15 points for Beaver Men’s Basketball Sunday
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Bjorklund scores career-high 15 points for Beaver Men’s Basketball Sunday

CROOKSTON, Minn. (Lysaker Gymnasium) -- Freshman guard Max Bjorklund led the Bemidji State University Men’s Basketball program Sunday afternoon with a career-high 15 points as the squad fell at University of Minnesota Crookston, 72-51. The Beavers fall to 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Bjorklund opened the game with five of BSU’s first seven points and nine of its first 15, with under eight minutes to play in the first half. The Beavers offense took time to find its stroke, shooting 6-for-17 from the field and 2-for-9 from long range  before finding themselves in a 33-18 deficit.

Following a 3-pointer from junior guard Logan Longo, making his first start of the season, the Golden Eagles pulled away for their largest lead of the first half, 38-21, just before the halftime break. UMC took advantage of 10 BSU first-half turnovers, scoring 13 points on the giveaways.

The Beavers shooting woes continued into the second half as the Golden Eagles extended their lead to 18 points, 43-25, after four minutes. UMC continued to hold its lead and pulled away to a game-high 23-point lead, 72-49, with under 10 seconds left in the game.

Following Bjorklund in scoring was junior forward Logan Bader and freshman forward Cody Landwehr with seven points each. Sophomore forward Derek Thompson paced BSU on the boards with 11 rebounds.

The Beavers shot 36.2 percent (17-47) from the field, 35.0 percent (7-20) from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent (10-12) from the free throw line. After giving away 10 turnovers in the first half, BSU finished with 16 total turnovers that led the 20 points for UMC.

Bemidji State plays its first games of the 2019 calendar year Friday, Jan. 4 versus University of Minnesota Duluth and Saturday, Jan. 5 versus St. Cloud State University, both at BSU Gymnasium in Bemidji, Minn.

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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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