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Tyler Glines guards Jared Reinitz. Glines recorded a double of 16 points and 10 boards, plus eight assists, two steals and a block. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Top seeds advance in 8AA playoffs

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PERHAM — The top four seeds in both subsections of Section 8AA won their games and advanced to neutral court semifinal games this coming Saturday, March 1.

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In Perham, the top-seeded Yellowjackets made quick work of No. 8 Wadena-Deer Creek.

Tyler Glines and Nick Bahls each hit three baskets from behind the arc in the first half as Perham built leads of 16-2, 35-16, 45-16 at halftime en route to the 75-38 final.

Bahls led all scorers with 18 points (4-3’s). Glines (4-3’s) and Hunter Salathe each scored 16 points. Glines recorded a double-double pulling down 10 rebounds. Sam Muer scored 11 points. Chris Kenntemich added a pair of threes and scored seven points.

As a team, Perham drained 11 shots from long range.

Dylan Dumpprope led the Wolverines with 13 points.

Game note: Brian and Connie Mort were recognized at halftime by Activities Director Erin Anderson for their years of committment running concessions at Perham athletic events and their efforts with the 549 foundation. Brian is also the public address announcer. The couple were given a lifetime pass to all Perham events.

WDC 16 22 — 38

PER  45 30 — 75

WDC: Dumpprope 13, Reinitz 10, Connell 8, Goeden 3, Horn 2, Redfield 2.

PER: Bahls 18, Glines 16, Salathe 16, Muer 11, Kenntemich 7, Beachy 5, Johnson 2.

HAWLEY — Breckenridge’s Nate Lorenz scored 24 points and his 1,000th career point in a losing effort at Hawley. The No. 4 Nuggets defeated the No. 5 Breckenridge Cowboys 73-61. Hawley led at halftime 36-29.

Breckenridge closed to within three points down 39-36, before Hawley outscored the Cowboys down the stretch 34-25. The Nuggets were led, per usual, by Ben Ellefson. Ellefson scored a game-high 27 points. Jordan Harms added 18.

Hawley 73, Breckenridge 61

Half: H 36, B 29

B: Blaufuss 2, Yaggie 8, Smith 2, Reiff 4, Hegge 5, Lorenz 24, Christensen 16.

H: Leaf 2, Omberg 9, Harms 18, Tusow 13, Ellefson 27, Teeples 4.

PELICAN RAPIDS — Breckenridge held Ryan Bruggeman to only four points in the first half but the Vikings’ senior blew up in the second half scoring 29 after the break for a game-high 33 points in No. 3 Pelican Rapids’ 68-43 win over No. 6 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton.

Zack Nelson led the Rebels with 22 points.

Half: DGF 22, PR 18

DGF: Jacobsen 2, Nelson 22, Watt 2, Bjerke 4, Tollefson 11, Stalboerger 2.

PR: Honrud 7, Bruggeman 33, Haugen 12, Taylor 3, Gorton 9, Sillerud 4.

BARNESVILLE — The No. 2 Trojans advanced with a 64-36 victory over No. 7 Frazee. Michael Strand scored 15 points to lead the Trojans and 11 Barnesville players got on the scoresheet. Frazee ends a rough season with a record of 6-20.

Barnesville 64, Frazee 36

Half: BAR 34, FRA 12

FRA: Daggett 6, Wokasch 11, Tangen 2, Johannes 3, Karger 6, Bellefeuille 6.

BAR: G. Sauve 11, Martz 5, Heng 3, Bang 1, Rutherford 3, Strand 15, B. Sauve 11, N. Randklev 4, Ishaug 6, Nysveen 2, Holland 3.

The 8AA south match-ups at Concordia Saturday are No. 1 Perham vs. No. 4 Hawley at 6 p.m. The Nuggets won both meetings this year. No. 4 Barnesville faces No. 3 Pelican Rapids in the 7:45 p.m. nightcap. The two teams split during the regular season, each winning at home.

In the north subsection:

CROSBY — The No. 1 Rangers whooped up on No. 8 Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 25-7 by halftime and cruised to a 54-35 victory. Will Goodwin led Crosby-Ironton with 15 points.

Brady Tesdahl and Daniel Hudrlik each added 10 points for C-I.

BGMR 7 28 — 35

C-I  29 25 — 54

B/G-MR: Darius Watson 2, Brayden Larson 4, Trever Robinson 1, Wyatt Peppel 7, Matt Howell 2, Jordan Brandon 6, Hunter Jacobson 3, Logan Dvergsten 2, Ben Lieberg 2, Conner Graff 4, Skyler Forst 4. FG 13-27 (48 percent), FT 8-12 (67 percent). 3-point 1-2 (50 percent).

C-I: Will Goodwin 15, David Kuhlmann 2, Brady Tesdahl 10, Riley Jacobs 8, Ben Jordan 2, Trenton Blom 2, Noah Gindorff 5, Daniel Hudrlik 10.

PARK RAPIDS — No. 4 Park Rapids defeated No. 5 Pequot Lakes 62-53. The Panthers built a 10-point lead in the first half and stuck to it throughout the game.

Rilee Johnson led all scorers with 18 points; Jordan McCollum had 15. Hunter Larson led Pequot Lakes with 18 points.

Park Rapids 29 33 — 62

Pequot Lakes 19 34 — 53

PAR: Wyatt Derman 11, Tyler McCollum 4, Rilee Johnson 18, Jordan McCollum 15, Derek Porozinski 4, Bryce Brovitch 3, Zach Jewison 7. 

PEQ: Connor Davich 2, Jack Kreitz 8, Brett Peterson 4, John Craig 3, Travis Jacobson 2, Hunter Larson 18, CJ Borleis 14, Keegan Johnson 2. 

EAST GRAND FORKS — The No. 2 Green Wave defeated No. 7 Bagley 69-45. East Grand Forks led by 20 points at halftime. 

Mim Warmack scored a game-high 14 points. Ty Misialek added 12. Bagley was led by Kameron Anderson's 11 points.

EGF 38 31 — 69

BAG 18 16 — 34

EGF: Cole Hammargren 9, Ty Misialek 12, Micah Friez 4, Grant Frydenlund 7, Tanner Seim 3, Kyle Thompson 2, Ben Miller 2, Jim Warmack 14, Tyler Parrish 2, Brock Scheving 4, Ben Bjornson 8, J Flermoen 2

BAG: Erik Paulson 2, Hunter Syverson 2, Walker Cage 2, Louis Larson 7, Lucas Culkins 1, Jordan Loiland 3, Mark Lundsten 6, Kameron Anderson 11

CROOKSTON — No. 3 Crookston defeated No. 6 Roseau 60-47. Roseau's Jacob Eaton kept the Rams in the game scoring 28 points.

Crookston led by only three at the break 23-20 but outscored Roseau by 10 pulling away in the second half.

Seth Desrosier scored a team-high 19 points. Emmanual McCullough added 14 points.

CRO 23  37   — 60

ROS 20  27   — 47                       

Crookston — Seth Desrosier 19, Ryan Porter 10, Joey Koenig 1, Aaron Hollcraft 6, Hunter Hulst 2, Michael Hefta 8, Emmanuel McCullough 14.

Roseau —Weston Nelson 2, Bailey Sampson 2, Jacob Eaton 28, Brandon Pheiffer 8, Tayler Johnston 7.

Saturday’s games at Bemidji State University will be No. 1 Crosby-Ironton vs. No. 4 Park Rapids Area and No. 2 East Grand Forks vs. No. 3 Crookston (23-3).

Crosby-Ironton's only Section 8AA blemish (9-1) was a 49-42 loss to Perham in Crosby Dec. 10. The Rangers swept the season series with Park Rapids. Crookston and East Grand Forks split their series with both teams winning on the road.

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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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