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1998-99 Bethel Men's Basketball Preview Information

General Information:
School: Bethel College
Founded: 1947
Location: St. Paul, MN
Enrollment: 2,500
President: Dr. George Brushaber
Athletic Director: Dr. Dave Kiostreich
Team Nickname: Royals
Colors: Blue and Gold
Arena (capacity): Robertson Center (2,000)

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Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Bob Bjorklund
Alma Mater/year of grad.: Univ. of Minnesota/1973
Starting 2nd season
Record with current school: 10-15
All-Time Record/Yrs.:340-180/23 years (High School and College)
Coach's phone/best time to call: 651-638-6395/8-10 a.m.
Assistants:
Jeff Westlund, Greg Peterson, Jeremy Misener, Matt Simpson
 
 

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SID Information
Sports Inforination:
S.I.D.: Greg Peterson
Office Phone: 651-638-6394
Home Phone: 612-494-9239
Fax: 651-635-8645
Email Address: g-peterson2@bethel.edu
Website: http://www.bethel.edu/Athletics/Sprtmain.html |

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 1997-98 game by game
1997-98 Game by Game Results
Date  Oppponent      Score
Nov. 21  Mount Union  L 68-92
Nov. 22  Methodist College  W 96-64
Nov. 28  Lakehead University  W 91-85
Nov. 29  Northwestern  L 102-82
Dec. 1  UW Superior  L 58-69
Dec. 6  Gustavus Adolphus  L 87-67
Dec. 10  St. Olaf  L 91-80 (OT)
Dec. 13  Augsburg  L 90-85
Jan. 5  Carleton  L 72-74 (OT)
Jan. 7  Macalester  W 73-65
Jan. 10  St. Thomas  L 94-79
Jan. 12  St. Mary's  W 88-79
Jan. 14  St. John's  L 49-39
Jan. 17  Hamline  L 94-86
Jan. 21  Concordia  W 82-71
Jan. 24  Gustavus Adolphus  L 92-84
Jan. 28  St. Olaf  L 87-75
Jan. 31  Augsburg  L 117-100
Feb. 4  Carleton  W 72-65
Feb. 7  Macalester  W 82-75
Feb. 11  St. Thomas  L 82-74
Feb. 14  St. Mary's  W 83-76
Feb. 16  St. John's  W 98-78
Feb. 18  Hamline  L 105-108 (OT)
Feb. 21  Concordia  W 79-65
 

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1998-99 Schedule
Date  Oppponent    Site  Time
Nov. 21-22  Tip-Off Tournament  Home  6:30/8:30
Nov. 24  Northland    Away  7:00
Dec. 5  Hamline    Away  1:00/3:00
Dec. 8   UW Stout    Home  7:30
Dec. 12  Augsburg    Home  1:00/3:00
Jan. 2  Carleton    Home  1:00/3:00
Jan. 4  Gustavus    Away  5:30/7:30
Jan. 6  Concordia    Away  7:30
Jan. 9  St. Olaf    Away  1:00/3:00
Jan. 11  St. Thomas    Away  5:30/7:30
Jan. 13  St. John's    Home  5:30/7:30
Jan. 16  Macalester    Home  1:00/3:00
Jan. 20  St. Mary's    Away  5:30/7:30
Jan. 23  Hamline    Home  1:00/3:00
Jan. 30  Augsburg    Away  1:00/3:00
Feb. 1  Carleton    Away  5:30/7:30
Feb. 3  Gustavus    Home  5:30/7:30
Feb. 6  Concordia    Home  3:00
Feb. 10  St. Olaf    Home  5:30/7:30
Feb. 13  St. Thomas    Home  1:00/3:00
Feb. 15  St. John's    Away  5:30/7:30
Feb. 17  Macalester    Away  5:30/7:30
Feb. 20  St. Mary's    Home  1:00/3:00
 

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Team Information
Player and Team Information
1997-98 Overall Record: 10-15
1997-98 Conference Record/Place: 8-12/7th
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/4
Starters Returning/Lost:4/1
 

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Returning Starters (Pos., name, year, ht.,ppg,rpg,apg,spg,misc. notes):
Forward, Eric Joldersma, Sr., 6-6, 25.4ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.3 spg, All-MIAC
Wing, Jeff Eklund, Sr., 6-1, 12.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.6 apg, .9 spg
Wing, Eric Johnson, Jr. 6-2, 7.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, .7 spg
Guard, Trevor Duininck, Sr., 6-2, 6.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.4 spg

Other Key Returners (Pos., name, year, ht., ppg, rpg, apg, spg, misc. notes):
Post, Mitch Bolin, Sr., 6-8, 3.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg,.6 apg, .3 spg
Wing, Marc Johnson, Jr, 6-4, 7.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, .6 apg, .5 spg
Guard, Jesse Peterson, So, 6-1, 4.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, .4 spg
 

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Key Newcomers (Pos., name, year, hometown/HS and/or Juco or other univ. attended; misc. notes):
Wing, Trevor Larson, Freshman, Stillwater, MN/Stillwater H.S.
Post, Eric Robertson, Freshman, Anoka, MN/Anoka H.S.
Wing/Guard, Josh Smith, Freshman, Braham, MN/Braham H.S.
Wing, Brett Repasky, Freshman, Maple Grove, MN/Maple Grove H.S.
 
 
 

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Key Losses (Pos.,name,ht., reason absent (grad.,transfer,study abroad, injury, etc; misc. notes):
Post, Jed Moseman, 6-4, Graduated
Wing, Matt Sahlstrom, 6-1, Graduated
Wing, Joel Peterson, 6-6, Graduated
Post, Matt Halbersma, 6-6, Graduated
 
 
 
 
 

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Season Outlook/Notes
The Royals enter the 1998-99 season with a high level of enthusiasm after the growth that occurred on the team over the course of the 1997-98 season. Bethel continued their improvement throughout the year under first year head coach, Bob Bjorklund, and finished the year winning five of their last seven games. The Royals return a solid group of four seniors that have been great leaders in the program. Senior wing/post Eric Joldersma is one of the top players in the country after elevating his game last season. He averaged 25.4 points per game (27.7 MIAC) and led the conference in scoring. He scored over 30 points in seven straight games in the second half of the season. He was also Bethel's leading rebounder, averaging 8.0 rebounds per game. Senior perimeter players Jeff Eklund (12.9 ppg) and Trevor Duininck (6.3 ppg) will be called upon to provide scoring and leadership. Junior brothers, Erik and Marc Johnson, and sophomore guard Jesse Peterson will also be looked to contribute throughout the season.
 
 

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Preseason Roster
1998 Men's Basketball Roster
(11/3)

# Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown
00 Eric Joldersma Sr W/P 6-6 Milaca, MN
3 Jesse Peterson So G 6-1 Milaca, MN
20 Trevor Duininck Sr G 6-2 Prinsburg, MN
22 Justin Noznesky Jr W 6-2 Edina, MN
30 Jeff Eklund Sr W 6-1 Braham, MN
32 Marc Johnson Jr W 6-4 Crystal, MN
33 Eric Johnson Jr W 6-2 Crystal, MN
52 Mitch Bolin Sr P 6-8 Brandon, MN
 Tom Coyer Jr P 6-3 New Richland, MN
 Trevor Larson Fr W 6-7 Stillwater, MN
 Mark Mills So P 6-4 Gladstone, MI
 Mark Riess So W 6-3 Rochester, MN
 Eric Robertson Fr P 6-8 Anoka, MN
 Brett Repasky Fr W 6-2 Maple Grove, MN
 Josh Smith Fr G/W 6-5 Braham, MN
 Steve Johanson Jr P 6-4 Ellisville, MO
 Ben Matthews So W 6-2 Milaca, MN
 

Head Coach: Bob Bjorklund (2nd year)
Assistant Coaches: Jeff Westlund, Greg Peterson, Jeremy Misener, Matt Simpson
Student Trainer: Andrew Oppel


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