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Gameday #20 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. Detroit Lakes Lakers

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The Jackets (9-10) are coming off a tough loss to Breckenridge only to see a game against one of the best teams on the schedule – the Detroit Lakes Lakers (17-2). The Lakers are ranked #10 in class 3A are scoring 66.8 points per game while allowing just 48.9 good for the second best point differential in Class 3A behind only 3-time defending state champions – De La Salle.

History

The Jackets and Lakers have had some epic bouts over the past decade, but the Lakers haven’t beat Perham in nearly seven years. Since 2003, the Jackets have a 10-2 advantage in the season series

The C-Team (HS Back Gym) and JV (HS Main Gym) start things off at Follow along live at http://www.perhamhoops.com/live or listen live on Lakes 99.5 FM or online.

Gameday #18 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. Pelican Rapids Vikings

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After losing by 3 to the Barnesville Trojans last night, the Jackets (8-9, 4-3 HOL) are back at it with one of the biggest rivals – the Pelican Rapids Vikings (3-13, 0-7 HOL). The Jackets picked up their first victory of the year 55-37 in the first meeting this season back in early December.

History

Over the past five years, the Jackets lead the series 8-5 having split the regular season in each of the previous five seasons. The Jackets hold playoff victories over Pelican Rapids in 2012 and 2013. The Jackets are looking to sweep the regular season series from the Vikings for the first time since 2006-2007.

Please note the time changes The C-Team plays at 5:00 PM followed by the JV at 6:30 PM with varsity action set to tip at 8:00 PM. Follow along live at http://www.perhamhoops.com/live or listen live on Lakes 99.5 FM or online.

Gameday #17 – Perham Yellowjackets at Barnesville Trojans

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The Jackets (8-8, 4-2 HOL) are looking to avenge the 8-point loss to the Barnesville Trojans (11-4, 5-3 HOL) early in the season. The Trojans have been playing impressive basketball having won 6 of 7 after the Christmas break.

History

The Jackets hold a 13-3 advantage over the past seven years, but the Trojans have won the last two including last year’s section semifinal game.

JV and C-Team kick things off at 6:00 PM followed by the varsity at 7:30. All games are at Barnesville High School. Follow along live at http://www.perhamhoops.com/live or listen live on Lakes 99.5 FM or online.

Perham 63, Fergus Falls 57


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“Awesome energy and passion showed throughout the game. Great defensive effort!”
Head Coach Dave Cresap

For the fourth time in four years, the Jackets got up big on Fergus Falls early only to see the late dissipate late. The Otters picked up the pressure and the Jackets saw a 15-point lead fall all the way down to a single possesion (45-42). The Jackets, who had a string of turnovers, managed to right the ship as a Sam Muer layup from Jaden Anderson helped stopped the bleeding. A fury of late three pointers brought it close for the Otters, but the Jackets knocked down enough free throws (13/18) late to secure the victory.

Sam Muer (21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) got the Jackets going early offensively with a combination of jumpers and slashes to the basket while Jenson Beachy (15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Jaden Anderson (17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) combined for an efficient 32 points on 16 shot attempts. Also scoring for the Jackets were Christian Weis (5), Zach Tellinghuisen (3), and Andrew Johnson (2).

Stats Summary (PDF)

Four Factors

Shooting % Rebounding Turnovers Free Throws
Perham (22/41)
54%
27

15

Perham (13/18)
72%
Fergus Falls(19/43)
44%
22

13

Fergus Falls (10/14)
71%

The JV Otters defensive pressure gave the Jackets all kinds of trouble as they built up a double digit lead. The Jackets managed to mount a comeback but ultimately fell short as the Otters prevailed 54-51.

The C-team (16-2) picked up the win 46-33 over the Otter C-squad. The Otters came out playing a zone defense early and the Jackets capitalized by knocking 6 3-pointers in the first half. Carson Speicher led all scorers with 13 points while Martin LaFond added 11 and Seth Johnson 9. Also scoring for the Jackets was Kyle Hanson (4), Tanner Knutson (3), Andrew Crosswhite (2), Dawson Honer (2), and Ben Winkels (2).

Sam Muer

Jacket Player of the Game

Sam helped to spark the offense in the first half and finished the game with 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.

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The Jackets return to action on Thursday for their first away game in a month as they face a HOL conference rival in the Barnesville Trojans. The game likely will prove to be very crucial in the final conference standings as well as the section seeding. JV and C-Team get things started at 6:00 PM with the varsity to follow at 7:30 PM. All games will be played at the Barnesville HS.

Gameday #16 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. Fergus Falls Otters

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The Jackets (7-8, 4-2 HOL) face their third consecutive 3A foe as the Fergus Falls Otters (10-9) come to town. Like the Jackets, the Otters graduated a lot of key players from last year’s squad and feature underclassman very heavily in the rotation. The Jackets are playing the last game of an 8-game home stand that has stretch the entire month of January.

History

The Jackets and Otters have battled for the last three years with the Otters having a 2-1 advantage. 7 total points have decided the three games. As the Jackets won by 3 in Fergus Falls in 2012, the Otters hit a buzzer beater to win by 1 in Perham in 2013, and the Otters came from 10 down in the second half to defeat the Jackets by 3 in 2014.

JV (PWMS) and C-Team (PACC) kick things off at 6:00 PM followed by the varsity at 7:30. Follow along live at http://www.perhamhoops.com/live or listen live on AM 1250 KBRF or online.

Gameday #15 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. Thief River Falls Prowlers

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After winning 4 straight, the Yellowjackets (7-7, 4-2 HOL) were knocked off by the Little Falls Flyers this past Saturday. The Prowlers (10-4) enter the game having won 5 of their last 6. This game marks the 7th game in 15 days for the Jackets, easily the busiest stretch of games thus far this season.

History
The Jackets and Prowlers one and only meeting was in the 8AA Section championship game in 2011, a game won by the Yellowjackets on the way to the first and only state basketball title in school history.

C-Team (PACC) and JV (PWMS) starts at 6:00 PM followed by the varsity at 7:30 at the Prairie Wind Middle School. If you are unable to make it, follow the live gamecast – available every game at perhamhoops.com/live.

Gameday #13 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. DGF Rebels

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The Yellowjackets (6-6, 3-2 HOL) are on a 3 game win streak heading into tonight’s matchup vs. the DGF Rebels having taken care of Frazee, Pequot Lakes, and Park Rapids in the past week. The DGF Rebels (7-5, 1-4 HOL) have lost two close games to Breckenridge and Barnesville since Christmas break, but had one the previous 6 in a row.

History
The Jackets have won the last 11 meetings. The last Rebel victory came in 2009 as they knocked the Yellowjackets out of the first round of the playoffs.

C-Team (PACC) and JV (PWMS) starts at 6:00 PM followed by the varsity at 7:30 at the Prairie Wind Middle School. If you are unable to make it, follow the live gamecast – available every game at perhamhoops.com/live.

Gameday #12 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. Park Rapids Panthers

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The Yellowjackets (5-6, 3-2 HOL) who have won two in a row and three of the last four are looking to continue the winning ways as Park Rapids (6-5) head into town tonight.

History

Last year, the Jackets dominated 83-29 up in Park Rapids. The Jackets haven’t lost to the Panthers since the 2003 Section 8AA subsection championship game.

C-Team (PACC) and JV (PWMS) starts at 6:00 PM followed by the varsity at 7:30 at the Prairie Wind Middle School. If you are unable to make it, follow the live gamecast – available every game at perhamhoops.com/live.

Gameday #10 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. Frazee Hornets

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The Yellowjackets (3-6, 2-2 HOL) try to bounce back from the 11-point loss to Hawley as the Frazee Hornets (4-7, 2-3 HOL) come to town. The Jackets record is may be somewhat deceiving as 5 of their 6 losses are coming against teams ranked in the top 20 in the state in the QRF. The Hornets are coming off a 1-pt overtime loss to the Barnesville Trojans and have had some really close games with some of the top teams in the conference and area this season.

History

The Jackets have been dominant in the Battle of the Bees for many years under Coach Cresap, but the Hornets bring to town the best squad they’ve had in years.

C-Team (PACC) and JV (PWMS) starts at 6:00 PM followed by the varsity at 7:30 at the Prairie Wind Middle School. If you are unable to make it, follow the live gamecast – available every game at perhamhoops.com/live.

Battle Lake 59, Perham 35


Photo from Thru Him Photography (thruhimphoto.com)

Photo from Thru Him Photography (thruhimphoto.com)


“Great effort by the whole team. We just played a very good team that we can’t afford mistakes against.”
Head Coach Dave Cresap

The Jackets had the tough task of facing #6A Battle Lake on Friday night. And for 18 minutes, they looked up to the task. Trailing 5 points at half (20-15), the Battlers came out of the halftime break and went on a run outscoring the Jackets 39-20 in the second half on their way to a 59-35 win.

Leading the way once again for the Jackets was Jensen Beachy with 12 points along with 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Jaden Anderson added 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Sam Muer added 9 points and 6 rebounds. Rounding out the scoring for the Jackets was Christian Weis with 3 points and Andrew Johnson with 2. Battle Lake had 5 players between 8 and 16 points led by guard Tony Ukkelberg.

Stats Summary (PDF)

Four Factors

Shooting % Rebounding Turnovers Free Throws
Perham (13/35)
37%
20

18

Perham (4/7)
57%
Battle Lake (24/47)
51%
21

9

Battle Lake (7/14)
50%

The JV squad was once again decimated by sickness. Four starters were unable to play following a nasty bout with the flu, so once again many C-squad players were called upon to play major minutes in this game. The JV squad, with only a handful of practices together as a unit, once again struggled to find some consistent offensive.

Andrew Johnson

Jacket Player of the Game

The stat line don’t always show Andrew’s contributions. He provided a physical, defensive post presence holding his opponent to just 3 points.

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The Jackets return to action on Monday for their last action before Christmas against the hot Crookston Pirates up in Crookston. C-Team (Elementary) and JV (High School) kick off the action at 6:00 PM followed by varsity at 7:30 PM.