Ethan Biehn poured in 18 of his 25 points before halftime and Bemidji boys basketball led by as many as 33 in a comfortable 68-50 victory against visiting Thief River Falls on Friday evening at the Bemidji High School Fieldhouse.
The Jacks started fast on offense and defense against the one-loss Prowlers, building an 8-1 lead in the early go with treys from Isaac Severts and Biehn that quickly grew the advantage.
Quinten Yeung expanded the lead to 10 by going coast-to-coast off a rebound at the defensive end of the court.
After the Prowlers reeled off 10 straight to tie the game at 18, the Jacks regrouped with another transition bucket by Yeung and another triple by Biehn.
The senior guard remained hot later in the half, knocking down consecutive jumpers to build the lead again on the way to a 39-21 halftime advantage for the Jacks.
Bemidji roared out of the locker room on a 10-0 run to begin the second half, featuring another Biehn bucket and a slam by Yeung in transition.
The lead only expanded further, first with a three by Matthew Matheney and then later through a Severts layup that followed a block by Jaxon Boschee.
Severts added to Biehn’s big night with 16 points of his own, while Yeung tallied seven points and 10 rebounds.
Bemidji has won four straight to improve to 10-6 overall heading into a home game with West Fargo (N.D.) on Thursday evening.
Postgame interview with Bemidji head coach Steve Thompson: