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Four Factors

Shooting % Rebounding Turnovers Free Throws
Perham (15/41)
37%
17

12

(6/9)
67%
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9

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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.

Sam MuerSenior

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.

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.

Andrew JohnsonSenior

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.

Gameday #6 – Perham Yellowjackets vs. Crookston Pirates

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After coming off a loss to the #6A ranked Battle Lake Battles, the Yellowjackets (2-3, 2-1 HOL) are faced with the task of trying to knock off another unbeaten team in the Crookston Pirates (9-0). The Pirates are coming off a big win over Thief River Falls on Friday 69-48. Crookston is currently averaging 69.9 points per game while allowing just 43.7 (4th best in class AA currently).

History

The Jackets and Pirates have played each of the last four seasons and the Jackets are undefeated.

C-Team (elementary) and JV (high school) starts at 6:00 PM followed by the varsity at 7:30 at the Crookston High School. If you are unable to make it, follow the live gamecast – available every game at perhamhoops.com/live.

Perham 79, Breckenridge 72

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“Great passion. Great energy. Great leadership. The key guys really stepped up when we needed them tonight”
Head Coach Dave Cresap

Jaden Anderson and Jenson Beach got the offense going with a pair of 3-pointers for the Jackets. The Trojans and Jackets went back and forth before the Jackets went on a 16-4 run to open things up heading into the half. The second half continue to see the Jackets lead expand. It got all the way to 50-33 before the Cowboys started to comeback. Nate Lorenz did damage from the offensive glass and the free throw line. Andrew Johnson had done a good job guarding him defensively, but foul trouble mean the Jackets had to go to the bench to try to matchup with the all-conference forward. The lead got within two at 57-55, but the Jackets remained poised and managed to pull away to win 79-72. Sam Muer provided tremendous energy and led the way with a career high 30 points alongside a career high 10 points. Jaden Anderson added his career high (21) in points as did Jenson Beachy (16). Zach Tellinghuisen added 8 points off the bench while Christian Weis and Andrew Johnson each added 2 points. Coming into the game, the Jackets were averaging 45.6 points per game on offense. The win improves the season record to 2-2.

LakesAreaSports Story Perham Focus Story Stats Summary (PDF)

Four Factors

Shooting % Rebounding Turnovers Free Throws
Perham (26/48)
54%
16

7

(6/9)
91%
Breckenridge (25/44)
59%
25

14

Breckenridge (14/24)
58%

Sickness to multiple kids meant a lot of shuffling was necessary for the JV and C-Team. 3 players normally on the C-Team played up a level while 3 8th-graders were needed to help the C-team. A midst all of the shuffling, both teams suffered from a little lack of offensive cohesion. The Jackets trailed 38-16 heading into halftime. They managed to get the game within 8 points late. “It was a great second half effort but we came up short,” said coach Brian Schwantz. Freshman Carson Speicher led the Jackets with 16 points. Noah Christenson added 3 3-pointers on his way to 13 pts. Colton Hammans (8 pts), Andy Hanson (7 pts), Aaron Solberg (4 pts), Ben Winkels (3 pts), and Logan Richter (2 pts) rounded out the scoring for the Jackets. The Jackets are 2-2 after the loss.

The C-Team was missing 4 starters due to sickness and shuffled rosters, but managed to hold things together early. 4 3-pointers from 8th graders Carter Cresap (3) and Caleb King (1) provided a majority of the offense as they went into half with a 14-12 advantage. The size and strength of the Cowboys eventually wore on the Jackets who were a little careless with the ball at times in the second half. Seth Johnson (11 pts) and Josh Jeziorski (6 pts) provided the offense in the second half, but it was too little as they lost 39-35. Also scoring for the Jackets was Tanner Knutson (4) and Dalton Honer (2). The loss brings their record to 4-2 on the season.

Sam Muer

Jacket Player of the Game

Sam played one of the finest games of his career scoring 30 points on 9-for-14 shooting while going 12-for-14 from the free throw line. He also added 10 assists for his third career double-double.

Sam MuerSenior

The upcoming schedule does no favor for the Jackets as their next two games see them face undefeated opponents starting with the #6A ranked Battle Lake Battlers on Friday. Note: There will be no C-team game on Friday. JV kicks off the action at 6:00 PM followed by varsity at 7:30 PM.

Barnesville 48, Perham 40


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“We need to try and keep getting better. There is a lot of season to go.”
Head Coach Dave Cresap

The Jackets started out storming against the Barnesville Trojans on Friday night. Jenson Beachy scored the first 13 points for the Jackets as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead. Barnesville went on a 14-4 run to take the lead by 2. The Jackets then hit a few shots and extended their own lead to 27-20. However, foul trouble hurt the Jackets as Jenson Beachy, Sam Muer, Christian Weis, and Sam Muer were all forced to sit late in the first half. The Trojans added a few baskets and were able close the gap to 2 at halftime 27-25.

The second half was all Trojans as the Jackets couldn’t contain senior Ben Sauve of Barnesville who finished the night with 29 points while getting to the free throw line for 17 attempts. The Jackets were outscored 23-13 in the second half. Beachy led the Jackets with 13 points followed by 6 points on 2 3-pointers apiece from Christian Weis and Jaden Anderson. Reid Moser added 5 points off the bench. The starting frontcourt combo of Andrew Johnson and Sam Muer each added 4 points and reserve post Alec Meyer added 2.

Stats Summary (PDF)

Four Factors

Shooting % Rebounding Turnovers Free Throws
Perham (15/35)
43%
24

16

Perham (2/6)
33%
Barnesville (18/41)
44%
23

10

Barnesville (10/19)
53%

The JV was victorious over Barnesville. At this time, stats weren’t available. The win brings the JV Jackets to 2-1 on the season heading into Tuesday’s battle with the Breckenridge Cowboys.

The C-Team – having just beaten Barnesville in a tournament on Saturday by 13 points – struggled out of the gate. They led by single digits most of the first half, but with a few minutes remaining, the effort and energy noticeably increased and they led 32-17 heading into half. “I thought we were flat throughout much of the first half, but once we increased the intensity, I thought we looked like a completely different team,” said coach Brent Hanson. They outscored the Trojans 26-14 in the second half on their way to a 58-31 victory. The win brings their season record to 4-1 on the season. Carson Speicher was the leading scoring 14 points while playing very tough on the ball defense. Seth Johnson was a monster on the glass on his way to a season high 11 points. Rounding out the scoring was Logan Richter (10 pts), Martin LaFond (9 pts), Dawson Honer (7 pts), Tanner Knutson (5 pts), and Ryan Kalina (2 pts).

Jenson Beachy

Jacket Player of the Game

Jenson started out hot for the Jackets hitting 3-for-5 3-pt attempts on his way to 13 points and 8 rebounds.

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The Jackets return to action on Tuesday at home against the Breckenridge Cowboys (2-3, 2-0 HOL). JV (PWMS) and C-Team (PACC) start at 6 PM followed by the varsity game (PWMS) at 7:30 PM.

Perham 55, Pelican Rapids 37

“We had the intensity we need to win a lot of ball games”
Head Coach Dave Cresap

Perham got the better of their bitter rival Friday night at Pelican Rapids High School picking up their first win of the year. Senior Sam Muer brought remarkable energy on both the offensive (5) and defensive (8) glass finishing with a game high and new career high 13 rebounds. He also added 11 points, 6 steals, and 3 assists. 8th grader Jenson Beachy added 15 points, 5 steals and 6 rebounds off the bench. Zach Tellinghuisen (9 pts), Austin King (8 pts), Jaden Anderson (6 points), Andrew Johnson (3 pts), and Christian Weis (3 pts) scored as well for the Jackets. Blaine Gorton was the lone Viking in double figures with 14 points.

LakesAreaSports Story Perham Focus Story Stats Summary (PDF)

Four Factors

Shooting % Rebounding Turnovers Free Throws
Perham (22/63)
35%
32

11

(6/12)
50%
Pelican Rapids + (14/35)
40%
30

31

Pelican Rapids (7/13)
54%

The JV picked up the first win of the year 50-18. Jenson Beachy (16 pts) and Andy Hanson (13 pts) led the scoring punch for the Jackets who moved to 1-1. The Jackets jumped out to a big first half lead and headed to the locker room with a 34-7 advantage. “It was a much improved defensive effort from the first game to the second,” said JV Coach Brian Schwantz.

The Jackets C-Team remained undefeated picking up win number two 57-24. 10 players scored for the Jackets led by guards Martin Lafond with 16 and Carson Speicher with 12. “I thought our on the ball pressure was very good and our players did a good job of running the court and looking for their teammates,” said C-Team Coach Brent Hanson. The C-Team also finished 3rd in a tournament in Fergus Falls on Saturday morning losing to Morris 37-34 before rebounding to defeat Barnesville 44-31.

Sam Muer

Jacket Player of the Game

Sam was all over the court and the scoresheet finishing the game with 5 offensive rebounds, 8 defensive rebounds, 11 points, 6 steals, and 3 assists.

Sam MuerSenior

The Jackets return to action in the home opener on Friday, December 12th against the Barnesville Trojans. Please note the date change of this game! JV (PWMS) and C-Team (PACC) play at 6 pm followed by the varsity at 7:30. The Jackets won both regular season meetings last season but were bounced from the playoffs by the Trojans in the Subsection 8AA South final.

Breck 71, Perham 42

“We need to get better at all aspects of the game to be competitive in Section 8AA and the HOL conference”
Head Coach Dave Cresap

The season didn’t start out exactly as was hoped for the Yellowjackets. With 3 players in the varsity rotation out either sick or injured, the youthful Yellowjackets started the season behind the 8-ball as the Breck Mustangs started the game on a 15-0 run in first four minutes. The Jackets struggled to contain the hot-shooting duo of Will Culliton (23) and Mo Lawal (19) who shot a combined 65% from the field leading a potent Mustang attack. The inexperienced Jackets looked somewhat timid on both sides of the ball at times, however 8 of the 9 players who played more than 5 minutes were playing their first meaningful varsity minutes.

The Jackets were led in scoring by Jaden Anderson (13). Sam Muer had 8 followed by Jenson Beachy with 6 and Alec Meyer with 4.

Stats Summary (PDF)

Four Factors

Shooting % Rebounding Turnovers Free Throws
Perham (15/41)
37%
17

12

(6/9)
67%
Breck (27/48)
56%
25

9

(8/10)
80%

The JV lost 56-46 to Roseville. It was a game of mini runs. A few missed key block outs hurt the Jackets as Roseville was able to capitalize on second chance opportunities and they hit some free throws to extend the lead towards the end of the game. “I was pleased with the effort,” commented JV coach Brian Schwantz, but we’ve got to get better at rebounding.”

The Jackets were led in scoring by 8th grader Jenson Beachy with 20 points followed by Aaron Solberg who had 7 playing one half. Alec Meyer (6), Dart Montella (6), and Noah Christenson (5) also scored for the Jackets.

The C-Team managed to open their season with a big winner over the Elk River 9th graders. The Jackets opened up a 7 point lead going into halftime and built it to double digits late in the second half. Some costly turnovers helped bring Elk River back within 6 but Dawson Honer hit a pair of free throws to seal their first victory of the year. As a team, the Jackets went 12-for-16 from the free throw line (75%). Logan Richter led the way with 18 points followed by Martin LaFond with 16. Carson Speicher added 8 points and Kyle Hanson had 6 points all in the second half. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, but overall I was very pleased with the energy, effort, and overall team togetherness to start the season,” said coach Brent Hanson.

Martin Lafond

Jacket Player of the Game

Martin scored 16 points hitting 3 3-pointers, went 3-for-4 from the free throw line, and had many key steals and blocks in helping the Jackets C-Team to a victory over Elk River.

Martin LafondC-Team

The Jackets open up the HOL conference schedule as they travel to Pelican Rapids for the next game on Friday. JV and C-team start off the action at 6 pm followed by Varsity at 7:30.