Marauders freeze Beavers shooting early in 83-66 road loss

January 26, 20191st2ndFinal
Bemidji State283866
University of Mary384583
Stats at a GlanceBSUMMARY
FG Percentage.400 (22-55) .483 (28-58)
3P FG Percentage.227 (5-22) .350 (7-20)
FT Percentage.739 (17-23) .800 (20-25)
Offensive Rebounds1211
Defensive Rebounds1924
Total Rebounds3135
Bench Points1820
PointsMorgan - 22
Kreklow - 27
ReboundsBader - 7
Austin III - 10
AssistsMorgan - 6
Kaiser - 4
White - 4
StealsMorgan - 3
Austin III - 4
BlocksThompson - 1
Chase - 1
Kreklow - 1
Carr - 1
Kubank - 1
Marauders freeze Beavers shooting early in 83-66 road loss
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Marauders freeze Beavers shooting early in 83-66 road loss

BISMARCK, N.D. (McDowell Activity Center) -- An early shooting spell put the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program in an early hole Saturday afternoon that led to an 83-66 loss at University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. The Beavers fall to 6-12 overall and 3-11 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference while the Marauders improve to 9-11 overall and 6-8 in conference play.

Bemidji State was cold shooting to open the game, going 1-for-7 from the field with four turnovers while U-Mary went 5-for-9 during the same stretch to pull out to an 18-3 lead. Freshman Max Bjorklund scored nine points while Morgan chipped in eight in the first half to bring the Beavers to within 10 points, 38-28, at halftime.

The Beavers were able to cut the deficit down to seven points early in the second half but couldn’t pull any closer through the remainder of the game. Morgan put in 14 points in the second half to finish three points shy of his career high.

Following Morgan’s 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting was Bjorklund with 15. The duo combined for eight of the team’s 11 total assists in the game. Bemidji State shot 40.0 percent from the field and 22.7 percent from 3-point range.

Bemidji State remains on the road Feb. 1-2 with trips to face University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State University.

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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).