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Beavers edge DSU in 3 OTs

Press Photo by Dustin Monke Dickinson State senior guard Sean Burnham, left, tries to pass around Bemidji State's Bryce Tesdahl on Tuesday night during a nonconference men's basketball game at Scott Gymnasium. Bemidji State won 99-97 in three overtimes.

After three overtimes Tuesday night at Scott Gymnasium, Bemidji State was in the lead and Dickinson State was exhausted.

"It was toe-to-toe the whole way through," Dickinson State coach Ty Orton said. "It was a good old fashioned basketball game. They happened to be up when the buzzer went off at the end."

Behind a balanced scoring effort led by freshman Jake Lindstrom's 22 points, the Beavers held on for a 99-97 victory after 55 minutes of play in a nonconference men's basketball game at Scott Gymnasium.

Although the team lost, and had chances to win toward both the end of regulation and the first two overtimes, Orton was not displeased with the loss.

"We did a lot of things well," Orton said. "I'm really happy with the way the guys played. We just came up on the wrong end."

Dickinson State shot 31 of 59 (45 percent) from the field and 25 of 34 (74 percent) from the free-throw line with help from both senior Josh Walker and sophomore Nathan Lebsock.

Walker played 51 minutes and scored a game-high 26 points while going 8 of 13 from the field and 9 of 12 from the free-throw line.

Lebsock had 25 points and was 7 of 11 from beyond the 3-point line. Tomaul Hawkins added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Blue Hawks, who fell to 8-7 on the season.

Lindstrom led the way as six players scored in double figures for the Beavers (4-9), an NCAA Division II team that plays in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Seth Haake and Taylor Hall each scored 16 points, Brady Fairbanks had 15, Jimmy Johnson 13 and Bryce Tesdahl 12.

Bemidji State shot 31 of 65 (48 percent) from the field and 31 of 41 (76 percent) from the free-throw line.

"All around it was a good game, two good teams going after it," Orton said.

The Blue Hawks return to their Dakota Athletic Conference schedule this weekend.

They host South Dakota Mines at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Black Hills State at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Bemidji State 99,

Dickinson State 97 (3 OT)

BEMIDJI STATE (4-9): Jake Lindstrom 7-15 5-6 22, Taylor Hall 5-10 5-6 16, Seth Haake 6-13 2-2 16, brady Fairbanks 6-13 3-4 15, Jimmy Johnson 3-6 7-11 13, Bryce Tesdahl 2-2 8-9 12, Patrick Cassidy 1-3 1-3 3, James Gibson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 31-65 31-41 99.

DICKINSON STATE (9-7): Joshua Walker 8-13 9-12 26, Nathan Lebsock 9-18 0-1 25, Tomaul Hawkins 5-15 2-3 12, Fred Scheltinga 3-4 3-3 9, Branden Thomas 3-4 0-1 6, Sean Burnham 0-4 6-8 6, Jeremy Mallard 2-4 0-0 6, Mark Vesen 1-7 2-2 4, Alois Anton Neff 0-0 2-2 2, Dano Flagerlund 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 31-69 25-34 97.

Halftime: DSU 40-33. End of Regulation: 73-73. End of First Overtime: 81-81. End of Second Overtime: 90-90. Total fouls: BSU 32, DSU 28. Fouled out: Hall, Tesdahl, Scheltinga. 3-point goals: BSU 6-25 (Lindstrom 3-10, Haake 2-7, Hall 1-3, Fairbanks 0-3, Gibson 0-1, Gunther Zajic 0-1), DSU 10-29 (Lebsock 7-11, Mallard 2-4, Walker 1-4, Hawkins 0-4, Versen 0-6). Rebounds: BSU 39 (Lindstrom 7), DSU 44 (Walker 8). Assists: BSU 13 (Tesdahl 4), DSU 22 (Burnham 8). Steals: BSU 10 (Tesdahl 5), DSU 6 (Walker 3). Blocks: BSU 2 (Fairbanks), DSU 3 (Hawkins 2). Turnovers: BSU 22 (Tesdahl 5), DSU 23 (Burnham 5).

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