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Boys Basketball: Jackets pour it on early in win over Patriots

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PEQUOT LAKES -- The Perham boys basketball team picked up their 20th victory of the season pounding section foe Pequot Lakes 61-36 Tuesday evening.

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The Yellowjackets held the Patriots to just nine first half points leading by a 24-point margin at the break 33-9.

The two teams met in last year's section semi-final in Park Rapids with Perham eliminating Pequot Lakes 64-48.

No Patriot shooters scored in double figures. Logan Lange and Jordan Redmond each had nine points.

Mark Schumacher led all scorers with 17 points shooting 8-10 from the field.

Jordan Cresap scored 14 sinking four threes. Jordan Anderson added a dozen.

Perham shot a ripe 61 percent from the field going 24-39.

Pequot Lakes struggled shooting only 28 percent (12-43).

Perham also won the turnover battle forcing 22 Patriot miscues while giving the ball up 13 times.

Perham is 20-2 on the season and will wrap up Heart O' Lakes play versus Barnesville Thursday. A win clinches a tie of the HOL title with Pelican Rapids.

The Vikings will also face Barnesville to clinch the conference tie. The two teams meet next Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Yellowjacket results

Perham at Pequot Lakes, Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Jackets 33 28 -- 61

Patriots 09 27 -- 36

Scoring stats (2-3-ftm-fta-pts) --PER: Schumacher 8-0-1-2-17; Cresap 1-4-0-0-14; Anderson 2-2-2-2-12; Wiskow 2-0-2-2-6; Cavanagh 2-0-0-0-4; Beachy 1-0-1-1-3; Bruhn 1-0-1-6-3; Salathe 1-0-0-0-2. Team: 18-6-7-13-61.

PEQ: Lange 1-1-4-6-9; Redmond 3-1-0-0-9; Jacobson 3-0-1-2-7; Michaelson 2-0-1-2-5; Greer 1-0-1-2-3; Olmscheid 0-0-2-2-2; Goerges 0-0-1-2-1. Team: 10-2-10-18-36.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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