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MSUM men fall to Minot State for first time since 1994

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MINOT, N.D.—Minot State knocked off Minnesota State Moorhead 78-65 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball Saturday, Dec. 2. The Dragons had defeated Minot State 11 straight times before the loss on Saturday.

The Beavers last beat MSUM on Dec. 13, 1994. Minot State (8-1, 2-1 NSIC) led by as many as 23 in the second half. Johnny Beeninga led the Dragons (3-5, 1-1 NSIC) with 16 points.

MSUM: Beeninga 6-12 3-3 16, Kretchman 4-11 5-5 15, Park 4-9 2-2 10, Anderson 1-4 4-4 6, Coad 2-6 2-2 6, Hines 3-6 0-0 7, Bussman 1-4 0-0 3, Nywesh 1-1 0-0 2, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 (FG) 16-16 (FT)

MSU: Rudolph 12-18 0-0 28, Akibo 8-10 3-4 21, Ricci Maia 6-12 1-1 14, Davis 3-8 0-0 7, Green 1-7 0-1 3, Rothstein 1-5 1-2 3, Moore 1-6 0-0 2, Aluyi 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-67 (FG) 5-8 (FT)

Halftime: MSU 39, MSUM 33. Total fouls: MSUM 13, MSU 16. Fouled out: no one. 3-point goals: MSUM 5-19 (Beeninga 1-3, Kretchman 2-6, Park 0-1, Anderson 0-1, Coad 0-1, Hines 1-3, Bussman 1-3, Johnson 0-1), MSU 9-21 (Rudolph 4-6, Akibo 2-2, Ricci Maia 1-3, Davis 1-4, Green 1-6). Rebounds: MSUM 32 (Hines 7), MSU 37 (Akibo 12). Assists: MSUM 7 (three with two), MSU 21 (Ricci Maia 12). Turnovers: MSUM 9 (three with two), MSU 3 (Ricci Maia 3).

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