Beavers drop weekend finale to red-hot No. 7 Wolves

January 09, 20211st2ndFinal
Northern St.4555100
Bemidji St.293463
Stats at a GlanceNSUBSU
FG Percentage.638 (37-58) .379 (22-58)
3P FG Percentage.520 (13-25) .364 (8-22)
FT Percentage.650 (13-20) .688 (11-16)
Offensive Rebounds47
Defensive Rebounds2820
Total Rebounds3227
Bench Points4519
PointsFox - 24
Thompson - 12
Chase - 12
ReboundsFox - 8
Kone - 8
AssistsChatman - 4
Belka - 4
Albrecht - 3
Kone - 3
Chase - 3
StealsFox - 4
BlocksBelka - 1
Fox - 1
Beavers drop weekend finale to red-hot No. 7 Wolves
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Beavers drop weekend finale to red-hot No. 7 Wolves

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- No. 7 Northern State University clicked on all cylinders to separate before halftime as Bemidji State University was handed a 100-63 loss in the weekend finale Saturday afternoon at BSU Gymnasium. Seniors Griffin Chase and Derek Thompson each scored 12 points as the Beavers fall to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games.

Junior forward Cody Landwehr tied the game early, 2-2, on a jumper from Chase before NSU went on a 9-0 run to take the final lead of the game. After an 11-2 lead by the Wolves, Chase scored five points of an 11-5 run by the Beavers to pull within three, 16-13, midway through the opening half. Both teams traded scores over the next five possessions to keep the game within one possession. The Wolves came off two Chase free throws with an 8-1 run to go ahead by double-figures.

Senior guard Tyler Behrendt put in a 3-pointer off an assist from junior guard Mohamed Kone to bring BSU’s deficit down to six, but NSU closed the first half on a 13-3 run. After shooting 65.4 percent from the field in the first half, NSU continued its hot streak in the second half while shooting 62.5 percent from the floor. The Wolves extended their lead to 20 points after three minutes of play and took a game-high 39-point, 95-56, lead with 2:56 left in the game.

Chase and Thompson were followed in scoring by Kone with 10 points. Kone led BSU with eight rebounds. As a team, Bemidji State shot 37.9 percent from the floor (22-58) and 36.4 percent from beyond the arc (8-22). Northern State forward Parker Fox led all scorers with 24 points followed by forward Jordan Belka with 17 points.

Bemidji State takes to the road Jan. 15-16 for a weekend series at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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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).