The Jackets didn’t even get to enjoy their buzzer-beating win for 24 hours before facing the #6 team in Class A – Batyle Lake. Battle Lake came from down 14 early in the 2nd half to win on a buzzer beating jump hook by Dan Marso. Four Jackets did all of the scoring for Perham – Tyler Glines (17 pts, 6 reb), Hunter Salathe (13 pts, 10 reb, 7 ast), Nick Bahls (12 pts) and Sam Muer (11 pts). The loss brings Perham to 7-2 on the year.
For the third consecutive game, the JV came back from a halftime deficit (3 points) to win 55-52 over the Battle Lake JV squad. They were led in scoring by Chris Kenntemich who poured in 18 points including the go-ahead 3-pointer with under two minutes to play. Starting backcourt mates Christian Weis (11) and Jaden Anderson (16) combined for 45 of the Jackets 55 points. Andrew Johnson provided some great rebounding and hustle plays along with his 6 points. Zach Tellinghuisen added 4 points. The Jackets are now 8-1 heading into the Christmas break.
The C-Team started off the day with a big win over a very good Oak Grove team by the score of 50-44. Noah Christenson once again led in scoring pouring in 17 points for the Jackets. Austin King battled back from early foul trouble to score 12 points – all in the 2nd half. Reid Moser got things going offensively early with 8 points – all before halftime. Aaron Solberg added 7 points along with some solid post defense while Dart Montella rounded up the scoring with 6 points. Oak Grove was led by Bryce Bakkegard who had 15 points on 5 3-pointers and big man Alex Schlenker who had 14 points. The Jackets enter the Christmas break on a four game winning streak and are 7-4 overall on the season.
Next up for the Perham varsity and JV is the annual trip to Worthington to face the host school in their annual Christmas tournament.