Beisch, Cody score career-highs as MSU MBB tops VCSU
Minot State senior shooting guard Kyle Beisch and junior point guard Max Cody put the Beavers’ offense on their backs Tuesday evening with 53 combined points in an 81-64 home win over Valley City State.
The MSU backcourt duo each posted a career-high in points. Beisch went 10-for-20 from the floor with five 3-points for a game-high 28 points. Cody was 10-for-18 for 25 points, plus six rebounds and five assists.
The previous best for Beisch was 25 points, and 23 points for Cody.
The Beavers (6-0) used a strong second half to distance themselves from the Vikings (0-7). MSU only led by six points, 33-27, at the break. VCSU’s last lead was at 27-26.
Minot State shot 52.6% as a team and won the rebound battle (36-20). Stephane Manzi cleaned up the boards with a game-high eight rebounds. Kody Dwyer had seven rebounds to go with 8 points.
VCSU shot 42.6% with nine made 3-pointers. Kevin Schramm and Connor Entzi each had a team-high 13 points for the Vikings.
MSU outscored VCSU 48-37 in the second half.
Next up, MSU hosts rival U-Mary in its conference opener Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The two teams split last season with the home team winning each affair.
Follow the Minot Daily News on Twitter @MinotDailyNews.