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PERHAM — Perham built an early 12-4 on No. 7AA Pelican Rapids but Mackenzie Korf's 19 points and stellar passing ability led the Vikings to a 54-41 win in Heart O' Lakes girls basketball.
Pelican regained the lead in the first half and led at the break 23-19.
The Vikings remain undefeated in conference play at 6-0, with a 2.5 game cushion on Barnesville, Hawley and D-G-F at 3-2. Perham falls to 2-4 in the HOL. Pelican Rapids is 14-1 overall. Their only defeat was a one-point loss at Class 3A Detroit Lakes.
Lincoln Haiby had 14 points for Pelican Rapids and was the beneficiery of a number of 10 great dishes from Korf.
"Tina Scheidecker did a great job containing Mackenzie Korf, holding her to an off0shooting night (for her), but Korf was still able to find open girls for easy buckets when needed," Perham Head Coach TJ Super said.
Korf was held to six of 15 shooting from the field in recording her double-double.
Analea Erickson played another strong game for Perham scoring 17 points. It was Erickson's third straight game scoriong 15 points or more and fourth consecutive night in double figures. Sydney Roberts added seven points for the Jackets.
Perham struggled at the line making six of 14. Pelican Rapids sunk 15 of 21 for an important nine point swing in scoring.
"Overall, it was a pretty good effort against the #7 ranked team in the state," said Super.
Pelican Rapids moved up to No. 6AA in Wednesday's rankings.
PEL 23 31 — 54
PER 18 23 — 41
PEL: Korf 19 (10 assists), Haiby 14, Harthun 6, Johnson 5, Forsgren 4, Evenson 4, French 2.
PER: Erickson 17, Roberts 7, Miller 5, Von Ruden 4, Rutten 4, Beachy 2, T. Scheidecker 2.
FERGUS FALLS — The Perham boys basketball team got off to a hot 25-9 lead but Class 3A Fergus Falls slowly clawed their way back into the contest, controlling the latter stages, and finishing on a 13-0 run to erase a 10-point deficit and send the Yellowjackets to their fifth defeat of the season by a score of 64-61.
Perham led by eight points 59-51 with 2:36 to play but the Otters forced turnovers by pressing Perham. The Jackets remained in the lead until the 26 second mark. The Otters took a one point lead 62-61 with senior guard Drew Pearson at the line with seven seconds remaining. Pearson missed both attempts but the Otters came up with the loose ball and sophomore Jaden Banks fouled out Eli Beachy. Banks made both shots for a 64-61 lead.
Tyler Glines was fouled by the Otters with a second and a half left, not allowing for a three-point attempt.
According to a report from WDAY-TV's Eric Manlove, Austin Rand scored 29 points to lead Fergus Falls.
Tyler Gliines and Hunter Salathe led Perham with 15 points. Glines scored 13 of his total in the first half. Nick Bahs was in doubel figures with 13. Sam Muer added eight.
Perham was 19-28 (67 percent) from the field, four of 13 (30 percent) from the arc and 11-17 (64 percent) at the line.
The Otters shot 60 percent from two (12-20), 34 percent from three (8-23) and sank 16 of 21 free throws (76 percent) in an even game on the scoresheet and scoreboard.
Perham falls to 12-5 overall. Fergus Falls improves to 10-7. The Otters defeated Perham last year on a three-point basket at the buzzer 65-64 Feb 28 in Perham.
PER 31 30 — 61
FF 17 47 — 64
PERHAM — Glines 15, Salathe 15, Bahls 13, Muer 8, Beachy 4, Willenbring 4, Hietala 2.
FERGUS FALLS (64) — Rund 29, Pearson 11, Banks 10, Western 4, Strom 3, Lemke 3, King 3, Monke 1.
PERHAM — Jordan Martinson won the overall competition and Adrienne Meyer and Alexis Peichel made it a sweep of the top three positions as the Perham Yellowjacket gymnasts defeated visiting Fergus Falls 143.7 - 127.2.
Perham swept all four events. Martinson won on uneven parallel bars with the highest score of the night 9.45.
Alexis Peichel scored a 9.3 to win the floor exercise.
Adrienne Meyer won the beam with an 8.95.
Sydney Bahls was best on vault scoring a 9.3.
Perham recorded the top three marks on floor and beam, while taking the top five spots on bars and five of the best six vaults.
Perham's junior varsity also picked up a victory winning 126.0-62.45.
J. Martinson 35.75
Carolina Wagnild (FF) 32.60
Camryn Appert (FF) 32.00
Emily Frigard (FF) 29.05
Emily Martinson (PER) 9.0
J. Martinson 8.5
Carly Breitenfeldt (PER) 8.7
J. Martinson 8.7
Chandler Frigard (FF) 8.55
Ashley Hokanson (PER) 8.5
J. Martinson 9.45
Ca. Wagnild 7.8
J. Martinson 9.1