A confidence-boosting 75-40 win for Jackets
It was the final 2010 game on the Perham home court, and the Yellowjackets performed in fine fashion March 11.
The Jackets' 75-40 win over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton was a sweet victory that provided a shot of confidence as they prepared to battle rival Hawley for the Section title, which would come two nights later.
"I'm proud of every guy on the team. We got everybody in the game...it was a great night," said Coach Dave Cresap, all smiles after the win. With the Jackets comfortably ahead 37-15 at the half, Cresap decided to bring in some of the younger players to give them some on court experience. With about five minutes remaining in the game, the entire squad turned over-with the guys on the bench hustling on the court and wrapping up the game for Perham.
"This really helped our confidence...we came ready to play," said Coach Cresap, who was looking 48 hours ahead, when Perham would be on the Hawley home court.
"Hawley is a very, very good team...but we can beat them," said Cresap.
Perham shot a remarkable 64 percent, which in itself told the story of the game. The Rebels shot only 32 percent for the game. The Jackets were hot the second half, shooting 68 percent.
The Jackets defensive game also shined, said Cresap. He also called attention to Sam Stratton, the Jacket sophomore who netted nine points for Perham.
Once again, it was senior center Ben Bucholz who led the way-scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
With 15 points, Jordan Bruhn also had a great night. He was also credited with three steals and six assists.
Nick Tobkin put in four three-pointers-providing 12 points for the Yellowjackets' ledger.
Zach Gabbard contributed six points, and pulled in three rebounds.
At the free throw line, Bucholz was perfect-shooting five for five. So was Bruhn, hitting two of two.