Perham cagers roll along
The Perham boys basketball team continues to roll through opponents lifting their current winning streak to eight games and improving to 20-1 on the season.
Perham put up their fourth highest point total of the year in defeating Frazee 78-33.
The pace was far slower as the Yellowjackets were victorious over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton with their lowest total of the year. The final was 42-29. The loss was the sixth in a row for the Rebels who have the arduous task of facing the Yellowjackets in back-to-back games. Friday night's game will be a make-up game for the Jan. 21 game that was postponed. Tip is at 7 p.m., at Concordia College-Moorhead.
Frazee has a reciprocal record to the Yellowjackets, having only found victory once this season-a holiday tournament victory over Park Christian 82-74.
Perham remains tied with Pelican Rapids atop the Heart O' Lakes Conference with matching records of 11-1. Both teams have two conference games remaining.
Perham faces D-G-F (8-11, 4-8) and West Central Area (8-12, 4-9), while the Vikings face Breckenridge (8-12, 5-7) and Barnesville (15-7, 6-7).
Perham and Pelican Rapids split the season series. Perham won the season opening conference game, 62-52, while the Vikings tallied the only mark in the loss column for Perham, 52-47, in overtime, in late January. Pelican Rapids has won 12 games in a row.
Hawley is in third place in the conference with a record of 9-4, 14-7 overall.
Nick Tobkin came close to outscoring the entire Frazee squad in the regular season sweeping victory with 28 points. The Hornets mustered 33, in total, only nine by the half. Perham led handily 39-8 at the break on way to the blowout victory.
Perham outscored Frazee 151-50 in their two games this season.
Mark Schumacher scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Perham downed Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 42-29.
The Rebels tried to force their will on the tempo of the game. On their first two offensive trips down the floor the Rebels held the ball for a total of three minutes, but were unable to get a shot off.
"I thought our kids stayed very focused defensively when they were trying to hold the ball for as long as they could," Head Coach Dave Cresap said. "We stayed really patient and didn't make mistakes on the defensive end of the floor. That is a very difficult tempo to play, but our kids really adjusted well."
Two steals leading to Tobkin layups got the Jackets up early, but the Rebels would hang around tying the score at 10 and 12 before taking a 14-12 lead on a circus shot by Kyle Johnson.
The teams would tie again at 17 in a continued slow pace half-court battle.
Sam Stratton picked a pocket and scored to give Perham the lead for good at 19-17.
The Yellowjackets held a seven point cushion until the four-minute mark of the second half. Two Schumacher free throws bumped the lead to double digits.
Forced to foul, DGF sent the Jackets to the line for the majority of the waning minutes, unable to capitalize offensively themselves.
Stratton led the Yellowjackets with seven assists while Jordan Cresap scored 10 points.
Jedre Cyr scored eight points to pace the Rebels.
Half: P 21, DGF 17
DGF: Larson 2, Nelson 6, Dufault 3, Johnson 3, Cyr 8, Dejong 5, Lee 2.
PER: Schumacher 13, Duffy 2, Bruhn 3, Cresap 10, Tobkin 4, Hein 2, Stratton 8.
Half: P 39, FRA 8
FRA: Janu 12, Ziegler 8, Hanson 6, Brower 3, Bachmann 2, Nordquist 2.
PER: Tobkin 28, Schumacher 10, Wiskow 8, Duffy 7, Stratton 6, Cresap 5, Hein 5, Anderson 4, Bruhn 3, Cavanagh 2.