The University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Men’s Basketball team couldn’t stop the Bemidji State Beavers who shot 62 percent in the game and cruised to a 109-85 victory in the season finale played at Bemidji.

UMC took an 18-11 lead five minutes into the game, but Bemidji State used a 20-5 run to take a 31-23 lead. Bemidji State continued to have the hot hand and they took a 56-48 lead into halftime.

Bemidji State started the second half on a 6-0 run to take a double-digit lead made 15 of their first 20 shots in the half and kept making their shots on their way to a 109-85 victory.  Bemidji State senior, Derek Thompson broke the program’s single-game scoring record with 45 points. Thompson made 17 of 24 from the field.  UMC Freshman Josh Dilling scored 28 points.

UMC ends the season with a record of 2-14 overall and 1-13 in the NSIC North. Bemidji State improved to 7-9 overall and 6-8 in the NSIC North.

  1st  2nd  Final
UMC 48 37 85
Bemidji State 56 53 109


For UMC Points Rebounds Assists/Steals
Josh Dilling 28 2 assists
Zach Westphal 11 4
Dixon Leonard 9
George Blaj-Voinescu 9 4 2 assists
Georges Darwiche 7 4 6 assists
Quintin Winterfeldt 7 3 steals
Ibu Jassey-Demba 3
Jaylen James 3
Carter Morgan 3
Silas Xia 2
Hunter Lyman 2 5
Chandler Reeck 1