The Jackets met Highway 10 rivals in what has become an early February all-day boys/girls basketball doubleheader tradition. The Jackets varsity jumped out to an early 31-14 halftime lead and went on to defeat the Lakers 63-49. Nick Bahls led all scorers with 20 points going 3-for-8 from the 3 pt line, 3-for-3 from 2, and 5-for-5 from the FT line along with 2 steals. Hunter Salathe, playing on an injured ankle, added 18 points and 6 rebounds. Tyler Glines added 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Sam Muer provided great energy contributing 8 points and 7 rebounds (including 4 offensive rebounds). Rounding out the scoring for Perham was Chris Kenntemich (3) and Jamie Heitala (2). The win brings the Jackets to 14-5 on the season heading into Friday’s big conference matchup at home against the Hawley Nuggets.
Chris Kenntemich’s hot shooting in the first half rallied the Jackets to a 1-pt halftime lead. Jaden Anderson nailed a dagger from deep with under a minute to play to lead the Jackets to a 53-49 victory over DL to move the JV to 17-2 on the season. Kenntemich led all scorers with 20 points followed by Zach Tellinghuisen (12 points) and Jaden Anderson (12 points – all in the 2nd half). Also scoring for Perham was Christian Weis (5), Aaron Wilschewski (5), and Alec Meyer (2).
The C-Team had a bit of a disappointing game on Saturday against Detroit Lakes playing early in the afternoon. After scoring only 17 combined points in the first half (11-6 at half in favor of DL), the Lakers managed to pull away in the second half for a 41-27 win. Noah Christenson led the Jackets with 11 points. Austin King added 8. Aaron Solberg added 4 points while Dart Montella and Hunter Kjelshus each had 2. The C-Team in now 14-6 for the year.
All three teams return to action on Friday versus the Hawley Nuggets. The C-Team (PACC) and JV (PWMS) play at 6 PM with the varsity to follow at 7:30. If you can’t make it to the gym, try to catch it on Lakes 99.5 FM or stream online here. As always, you can also follow along with the live GameCast – which features stats and scoring updates as they happen in real-time.