Season-best defensive effort lifts Beavers to 70-47 win over Marauders

February 15, 20191st2ndFinal
University of Mary232447
Bemidji State432770
Stats at a GlanceMARYBSUM
FG Percentage.281 (16-57) .439 (25-57)
3P FG Percentage.158 (3-19) .333 (9-27)
FT Percentage.500 (12-24) .733 (11-15)
Offensive Rebounds1413
Defensive Rebounds2136
Total Rebounds3549
Bench Points924
PointsWhite - 11
Hoffman - 12
ReboundsBrown - 6
Landwehr - 10
Bader - 10
AssistsKubank - 2
Morgan - 7
StealsBrown - 1
Morgan - 2
Anderson - 2
BlocksAustin III - 2
Kreklow - 2
Landwehr - 3
Season-best defensive effort lifts Beavers to 70-47 win over Marauders
Friday, February 15, 2019
Season-best defensive effort lifts Beavers to 70-47 win over Marauders

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- A season-best defensive effort was just one area of excellence Friday night in the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team’s 70-47 win over University of Mary at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers held the Marauders to a season-low 28.1 percent shooting from the field to improve to 9-14 overall and 6-13 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Bemidji State was clicking on all cylinders to open the game, holding the U-Mary offense to 0-for-9 shooting from the field with two turnovers over the first 7:32 of play as part of a 19-2 run. The Beavers shot over 50 percent during the stretch and kept their lead above 13 points until the Marauders went on a 6-0 run late in the half. After a stretch of shooting 1-for-7 from the field, BSU junior guard Allen Anderson scored seven of the team’s final 11 points of the period to take a 43-23 lead into halftime.

Sophomore forward Derek Thompson and junior guard Ja Morgan hit back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second half and give the Beavers their largest lead of the game, 49-23. Bemidji State kept the lead above 19 points for the remainder of the game while it recorded its best field goal percentage defense of the season.

Bemidji State held U-Mary to 28.1 percent (16-57) shooting from the field and set a conference-season high with 49 rebounds. BSU also won the battle in the paint, 33-16, and from beyond the arc, 9-3. The BSU offense shot 43.9 percent (25-57) from the field and 33.3 percent (9-27) from long range.

Freshman forward Cody Landwehr recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. Sophomore guard Jacob Hoffman led the team with 12 points and added seven boards, while junior forward Logan Bader tied Landwehr for the team lead in rebounds with 10. Morgan and Anderson also hit double figures in scoring with 11 points each.

Bemidji State will close out the 2018-19 home schedule Saturday against Minot State University. BSU will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. against MiSU from the BSU Gymnasium.

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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).