The Yellowjackets used a 17-0 run in the second midway through the first half to open up a gap versus the DGF Rebels and never looked back as they cruised to a 64-42 victory. Hunter Salathe led the way in scoring with 19 points along with 6 rebounds. Sam Muer went 5-for-7 from the floor on the way to 12 points. Eli Beachy and Nick Bahls each had a pair of 3’s while netting 10 points each. Sam Willenbring continued his solid bench play adding 7 points on 2-for-2 3-point shooting. Tyler Glines only scored 2 points, but added 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Jaden Anderson and Trey Moberg each added 2 points to round out the scoring. The victory moved the Yellowjackets to 11-4 on the season.
The JV continued their trend of playing well in the 2nd half. Leading 30-27 at halftime, they rolled to a 66-49 victory over DGF. Christian Weis led the way with a very impressive 20-point performance. Backcourt mates Jaden Anderson and Chris Kenntemich added 13 and 12 points respectively. Andrew Johnson added 6 points while Alec Meyer and Zack Tellinghuisen eached added 5. Rounding out the scoring was Nic Winkels with 3 and Aaron Wilschewski with 2. The JV record improves to 13-2.
Down 5 with 1:06 remaining, the C-Team managed to score the last 10 points of the game to net a 49-44 victory. Austin King shook off some first half foul trouble to lead the Jackets to 17 points including hitting 5 of the 6 free throws in the last minute of the game. Noah Christenson scored 15 points all in the second half including a big 3-pointer to tie the game with the Jackets trailing 44-41 in the closing minute. Reid Moser added 7 points, Aaron Solberg added 6 points, and Elias Hoffman added 4 points off the bench to round out the scoring. The win keeps the Jackets 8-game winning streak alive as they are now 11-3 on the year heading into the HOL tournament this Saturday in Barnesville.
The JV and Varsity travel to Pelican Rapids on Friday to once again meet up with the conference rival Vikings. There will be no C-Team game. JV plays at 6:00 PM and Varsity action follows at 7:30. As is always the case when Perham and Pelican play, arrive early to ensure a good seat!