December 8, 2014 brent

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)


Pelican Rapids + (14/35)


Pelican Rapids (7/13)

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.

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