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MSU WBB picks up first NSIC win in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A change of scenery did the trick.

The Minot State women’s basketball team snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 72-65 road win Friday evening over Bemidji State (7-10, 4-9 NSIC). It also marks MSU’s first conference win of the season (4-13, 1-12 NSIC).

MSU picked up 64 points from four players: Mariah Payne (25), Bethany Theodore (20), Anna Counts (10) and Calli Delsman (9).

Payne made three 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds. Counts and Mollie Wilson each notched seven rebounds.

MSU shot 53.1% from the floor while holding BSU to 37.1%. Bemidji State did have some success from behind the arc (7-for-19).

Trinity Myer led BSU with 17 points, followed by Sydney Zerr (14), Brooklyn Bachmann (11) and Rachel Heittola (10).

Minot State is back in action at 3:30 p.m. this evening in Minnesota Crookston.

MSU men’s basketball wins second straight, defeats Bemidji State 74-67

BEMIDJI, Minn. — After enduring a rough start to conference play, the Minot State men’s basketball team has found some rhythm.

In a battle of opposing Beavers, MSU (8-11, 2-11 NSIC) earned a 74-67 victory over Bemidji State (8-9, 5-8 NSIC) on Friday night.

MSU shot 12-of-27 (44%) from 3-point range in the win. Four of MSU’s five starters finished with double-figure scoring totals.

Junior guard Max Cody scored a team-high 19 points, senior forward Trevor Rothstein added 18, junior forward Kody Dwyer posted 16 and senior guard Kyle Beisch chipped in with 11.

Bemidji State’s Max Bjorklund tallied a team-high 19 points. BSU did not record any made field goals in the last 4:21.

A 6-0 run in the last 1:31 helped MSU clinch the win.

The Beavers won’t have much time to rest after enjoying the victory. They will travel to Minnesota State Crookston (9-10, 5-8 WDA) for a 5:30 p.m. contest tonight.

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