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PHS Boys Basketball: Jacket boys fall into 1st place tie

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

John George

Breckenridge won the battle for the top of the Heart O' Lakes Conference Friday night with a 60-51 win over Perham. The Jackets had entered the game with a one-game lead over Breckenridge for first place in the HOL.

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Head coach Dave Cresap said he didn't want difficulties his team has had to face in the past week to take away from the effort of his opponents.

"They are a pretty good team," Cresap said of Barnesville. "You don't get to a record like 14-3 without a reason."

Ben Bucholz led the Jackets with 20 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Bruhn was also in double figures with 11.

"I think it was a good test for us," Cresap said. "We faced a tough team in a hostile environment. Hopefully we learned a few things we can use later."

Cresap added that the difference in the game was in turnovers and on the boards. Breckenridge outrebounded Perham, 28-20, and they forced 15 Jacket turnovers while only committing nine.

The Jackets snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cowboys with their 61-57 win on Dec. 11.

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Perham will then have nearly a week off before starting a three-game home stand on Feb. 4 against D-G-F. The Jackets will be looking for the season sweep over the Rebels after a win in Glyndon on Dec. 14, 65-52.

Friday, January 29

Breckenridge 60, Perham 51

Perham 25-26--51

Breckenridge 31-29--60

Jackets--Ben Bucholz 20, Jordan Bruhn 11, Nick Tobkin 6, Sam Stratton 6, Des Duffy 6, Zach Gabbart 2.

Cowboys--Terfehr 22, Summerville 12, Voss 10, Johnson 6, Burkquist 6, Busse 4.

2-pointers--P 17/37, B 18/34; 3-pointers--P 4/12, B 5/14; Free Throws--P 5/8, B 9/13; Rebounds--P 20 (Bucholz 9), B 28; Turnovers--P 9, B 15; Team Fouls--P 12, B 11.

Heart O' Lakes Conf. All

Breckenridge 9-2 14-3

Perham 9-2 12-4

Hawley 8-3 10-4

West Central Area 7-5 9-6

Lake Park-Audubon 6-5 11-6

Barnesville 5-6 8-8

Pelican Rapids 5-6 7-7

D-G-F 5-6 6-9

Frazee 2-10 4-13

Ulen-Hitterdal 0-11 1-17

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