Three-point barrage sends Beavers down with 83-61 loss to Dragons

January 16, 20211st2ndFinal
Bemidji St.313061
MSU Moorhead533083
Stats at a GlanceBSUMSUM
FG Percentage.389 (21-54) .519 (27-52)
3P FG Percentage.227 (5-22) .619 (13-21)
FT Percentage.737 (14-19) .800 (16-20)
Offensive Rebounds39
Defensive Rebounds1932
Total Rebounds2241
Turnovers915
Steals94
Bench Points436
LeadersBSUMSUM
PointsLandwehr - 25
Beeninga - 17
ReboundsThompson - 7
Bergh - 9
AssistsKone - 3
Chase - 3
Baumgartner - 5
StealsChase - 3
Myren - 2
BlocksLandwehr - 2
Zimmer - 2
Bergh - 2
Three-point barrage sends Beavers down with 83-61 loss to Dragons
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Three-point barrage sends Beavers down with 83-61 loss to Dragons
Photo Credit: Paige Gifford

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Nemzek Fieldhouse) -- Faced against another hot opponent, the Bemidji State University men's basketball team dropped its weekend finale to Minnesota State University Moorhead, 83-61, Saturday afternoon at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn. Junior forward Cody Landwehr scored a career-high 25 points to lead all student-athletes in scoring as the Beavers fall to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Similar to Friday’s game, senior forward Derek Thompson and Landwehr combined to score the first nine points of the contest for the Beavers to bring the team to a 9-9 tie four minutes into action. While the Dragons began to heat up from beyond the arc, the same could be said for BSU senior guard Nick Wagner as he knocked down two 3-pointers, the only points not scored by Landwehr or Thompson during the first half, to keep the Beavers within one point of the Dragons, 16-15. The one-point deficit was the closest Bemidji State would get to overtaking MSU Moorhead the rest of the way.

The Dragons outscored the Beavers, 37-16, through the final 11:42 of the opening period while going 8-of-12 from 3-point range and 12-of-19 overall during that stretch. The Beavers were held in check offensively to end the first half while shooting just 5-of-13 overall and 0-of-4 from beyond the arc. Landwehr and Thompson combined to score all 16 of BSU’s points in the final 11 minutes before a 53-31 deficit at halftime.

The Beavers limited the Dragons to 39.1 percent shooting from the field in the second half but only pulled to within 16 points with just over four minutes left in the game. Bemidji State finished the game shooting 38.9 percent from the field (21-54) compared to 51.9 percent (27-52) for MSU Moorhead. The Dragons also won the rebound margin, 41-22.

Landwehr and Thompson, who finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists, combined for 44 of the team’s 61 points. Landwehr shot 62.5 percent from the floor and 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Bemidji State returns home for a weekend doubleheader Jan. 22-23 versus the University of Mary at 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).

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