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MSU men split pair with Southwest Minnesota

Beaver women drop two against Minnesota Duluth

For the second consecutive week, the Minot State men’s basketball team split a pair of games with the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs.

The Mustangs served as a substitute opponent for MSU as the Beavers originally scheduled a two-game series with the University of Minnesota Duluth on Jan. 8 and 9. However, those plans were canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus.

In the first road contest with SMSU which took place on Friday, the Beavers fell to the Mustangs 83-64. Then on Saturday, the Beavers got the better of the matchup, defeating SMSU 82-65. MSU seniors Max Cody and Melvin Newbern each surpassed the 20-point plateau in the Minot State win as Cody concluded matters with a game-high 24, and Newbern scored 23. Junior guard Cam’ron Dunfee also reached double-figures with 16 points for the Beavers.

Now 2-2 on the year, Minot State is scheduled to play its next pair of games at St. Cloud State University on Jan. 15 and 16.

Meanwhile, the Minot State women’s basketball program was able to play its two-game set against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Jan. 8 and 9. MSU lost both games of the series, falling to Minnesota Duluth 83-65 on Friday, and losing by a final score of 72-57 on Saturday. Amber Stevahn was MSU’s leading scorer in Friday’s game with 17 points, and Calli Delsman topped the Beavers with 15 in Saturday’s loss.

With a record of 0-4, the MSU women’s team is scheduled to host St. Cloud State for a pair of games on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., and Jan. 16 at 2 p.m.

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