Boys Hoops: Big second half leads Perham to a 64-40 victory
BRECKENRIDGE — Perham's starting five all scored in double digits as No. 1-AA Perham evened their Heart O' Lakes Conference record at 1-1 with a 64-40 road win at Breckenridge Tuesday evening.
Eli Beachy and Hunter Salathe led Perham with 13 points each. Tyler Glines scored 12 points and pulled in a team-high eight rebounds. Sam Muer and Nick Bahls each had 11 points. Muer had seven rebounds.
Perham led 26-19 at halftime but outscored the Cowboys 38-21 in the second half to pull away pushing a seven-point spread at the break to 24 points by game's end.
Breckenridge is winless on the season at 0-5 and 0-3 in the HOL with previous losses at Hawley and Barnesville. Perham improves to 6-1 overall.
The Perham junior varsity and C-team made it a sweep for the Yellowjackets Tuesday. The JV won 53-41. The C-team won 60-36. For more information on those games, visit Perhamhoops.com.
Perham returns home for a weekend doubleheader Friday night at 7:30 p.m. versus Barnesville and Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. versus No. 6-A Battle Lake. The Minnesota Timberwolves' mascot Crunch will be at the Barnesville game Friday night.
State basketball rankings will be updated Wednesday, Dec. 18, in which Perham should remain in the top 10 but certainly will drop from the top spot.
Barnesville 76, Hawley 62
Pelican Rapids 72, Frazee 54
Battle Lake 62, Brandon-Evansville 20
PER 26 38 — 64
BRE 19 21 — 40
PER: Eli Beachy 13, Hunter Salathe 13, Tyler Glines 12, Nick Bahls 11, Sam Muer 11, Trey Moberg 2, Josh Meader 2.
BRE: Nate Lorenz 16, Jordan Christensen 11, Connor Yaggie 4, Jack Hiedeman 3, Blaze Smith 3, Alex Myhra 2, Nate Blaufuss 1.