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Perham holds court against Pequot Lakes

Perham teacher Kyle Knutson gets a "buffing" from Crunch on Tuesday night.1 / 5
Jordan Bruhn splits the defense on a drive to the hoop.2 / 5
Mark Schumacher makes a layup from nearly behind the hoop in early second half play.3 / 5
Zach Gabbard splits the defense on a nice drive to the hoop.4 / 5
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A top ten Class 2A ranked battle was all it was proposed to be as Perham knocked off a second consecutive ranked opponent with a 64-60 victory over visiting Pequot Lakes.

Perham entered play ranked number five. The Patriots came in at number nine.

The Yellowjackets found themselves in odd territory down 29-27 at the break.

But Zach Gabbard and Sam Stratton came out after an extended halftime period to quickly take the lead not to relinquish it for the remainder of the contest.

Perham stretched the lead to double digits but not for long as the Patriots continued to hang in the game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves' mascot Crunch entertained at halftime extending the break with his wacky antics.

Perham's second half lead would shrink to a bucket and flex to six over the final minutes of the contest.

A wild final 30 seconds ended in a Mark Schumacher slam to put the game away.

Pequot Lakes' Kurtis Moody led all scorers with 25 points. Brian Craig added 16 points and Jordan Anderson 10 for Pequot, which was without the services of two players, Thomas Parker and Nevin Greer.

Nick Tobkin scored 13 to lead the Yellowjackets. Schumacher had 12. Gabbard and Stratton each scored 11.

The win ups the Yellowjackets' mark to 7-0. They travel to Barnesville (4-1), winners of four straight, Friday, Jan. 7, in Heart O' Lakes conference action.

Perham 27 37 - 64

Pequot Lakes 29 31 - 60

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Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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