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Emily Tobkin (10) looks for a baseline opening against Pelican Rapids' Madison Korf. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Girls Basketball: Vikings press Lady Jackets in 77-34 road victory

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PERHAM -- The Pelican Rapids Vikings (2-0) used a pressure defense forcing turnovers early and jumping out to an insurmountable lead en route to a 77-34 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets girls' basketball team Thursday evening.

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The Vikings forced 28 turnovers to only two of their own in a dominating full-court performance.

Pelican Rapids had a comfortable 55-22 lead at the break.

The sisterly duo of Madison (19) and Mackenzie Korf (16) combined for 35 points outscoring the Yellowjackets themselves.

Pelican Rapids shot 62 percent from the field (26-42) and made three of five three-point baskets. The Yellowjackets (0-2) struggled shooting 12-42 (29 percent) and were 0-5 from downtown.

Analea Erickson was the only Jacket in double figures scoring 12 points. Tina Scheidecker added seven.

Perham opened up the season with the difficult task of facing the No. 6-2A Staples-Motley Cardinals on the road. Staples-Motley won Tuesday night's game 72-38.

Jasmine McGillivray, of Staples-Motley, led all scorers with 15 points. Erickson scored eight to pace the Lady Jackets.

AP Class 2A preseason poll:

1. Providence Academy

2. New Richland-H-E-G

3. Sauk Centre

4. Pine Island

5. Esko

6. Staples-Motley

7. Braham

8. Caledonia

9. Howard Lake-Waverly-W

10. Crookston

Yellowjacket results:

Pelican Rapids at Perham. Thursday, Nov. 29.

PEL 55 22 - 77

PER 22 12 - 34

Pelican Rapids- Pfeifle 5, Mackenzie Korf 16, Haiby 10, Haugrud 4, Madison Korf 19, French 2, Weinrich 8, Huseby 11, Spicer 2.

Totals 29 16-20 77. 3-Point- Mac. Korf 2, Mad. Korf 1.

Perham- Tina Scheidecker 7, Alli Smith 4, Emily Tobkin 1, Analea Erickson 12, Miranda Lockhart 4, Sydney Roberts 2, Maria Rutten 4.

Totals 12 10-18 34.

Perham at Staples-Motley, Tuesday, Nov. 29

PER 21 17 - 38

S-M 49 23 - 72

Perham

Tina Scheidecker 5, Allison Smith 6, Emily Tobkin 2, Analea Erickson 8, Miranda Lockart 7, Sydney Roberts 3, Maria Rutten 7.

Staples-Motley

Chelcee Shereck 2, Jaelin Beachy 8, Mackenzie Holst 6, Mikayla Wing 9, Kaitlin Spar 6, Kelly Pearson 11, Kyann Nyhus 2, Grace Wolhowe 13, Jasmine McGillivray 15.

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Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
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