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Perham boys up record to 10-0

The Yellowjacket boys basketball team kept chugging along with two more conference victories last week.

A 62-45 victory over Hawley and a lopsided, 73-17, thumping of Frazee ups the Perham record to 10-0.

The Jackets remain ranked fifth in Class 2A.

A few weeks ago, Perham held Crosby-Ironton to 10 points in each half, but set a new season low, holding Frazee to merely seven first half points, allowing only 10 in the second half.

Perham nearly bested Frazee's total early in the game holding a 16-0 edge before the Hornets got on the board.

Perham forced 26 Frazee turnovers in a dominating performance on both ends of the court.

Zach Gabbard continues to lead Perham in scoring. He had 18 points. Mark Schumacher scored 17. Nick Tobkin added 11. Nine Yellowjackets got on the scoresheet.

Daniel Janu had 11 points for the Hornets.

Perham 62, Hawley 45

Gabbard led the way against the Nuggets scoring a game high 17 points in the 17-point victory.

The victory gives Perham the top spot in Heart O' Lakes Conference standings.

Perham scored 31 points in both halves and held the lead by one at the break, 31-30.

The second half was a typical Perham defensive shutdown as Hawley was held to only 15 points.

Hawley won the turnover battle, giving the ball up just 11 times to Perham's 18, but the Yellowjackets cleaned up in the paint outrebounding Hawley 33-17.

Schumacher scored 12 points with 10 rebounds for a double double.

Jordan Cresap scored 10, nailing two three pointers.

Jordan Bruhn dished out six of Perham's 10 assists.

Hawley had won five games in a row, but the loss to Perham, followed by a loss Friday night at Pelican Rapids drops their overall record to 5-4.

Hawley is in third place at 3-2 in conference standings. Pelican Rapids is 4-1 in second and Perham sits atop undefeated at 5-0.

Pelican Rapids' only conference loss was the first game of the season, a 10-point defeat at Perham.