MSU women fall to St. Cloud State on the road

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The first half was a roller coaster. The second half was more stabilized and allowed St. Cloud State to sneak away for a 67-60 victory over the Minot State women’s basketball team.

The Beavers (6-9, 1-8 NSIC) won the first quarter, 18-7, only to give their lead away by halftime with the Huskies (9-4, 6-3 NSIC) outscoring them, 18-6, in the second quarter.

Despite MSU shooting 47.2 percent from the field, compared to SCSU’s 40.4 percent, the Huskies got away in the final five minutes. The score was last tied 52-52 in the middle of the fourth quarter.

The Beavers had four players finish in double figures: Madison Wald (16), Kari Clements (15), Mariah Payne (14) and Haley Hildenbrand (13).

Next up, MSU faces Minnesota Duluth on the road today at 3:30 p.m.

MSU men thumped by SCSU, 89-54

ST. CLOUD, Minn. –The Minot State men’s basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season Friday night, losing by 35 points to St. Cloud State, 89-54.

The Beavers (7-11, 2-7 NSIC) let the game slip away early, as the Huskies (11-4, 6-3 NSIC) led 46-21 at halftime.

NSIC standout Gage Davis went off for 32 points for the Huskies to become SCSU’s all-time leading scorer.

Minot State, shooting 44 percent, were led by David Akibo (19 points and seven rebounds) and Kyle Beisch (10 points).

The Beavers four-game road trip continues with an away contest against Minnesota Duluth at 5:30 p.m. this evening.

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