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Jacket girls looking to gather momentum

Front row L-R: Emily Tobkin, Tina Scheidecker, Becky Stoll, Brittany Miller, Lexy Karvonen, Susan Merkins. Back row: Suzanne Coleman, Analea Erickson, Katrina Moenkedick, Kenzie Kovar, Allison Christenson, Alliston Smith, Rachel Nelson, Tyanya Berns.

The Yellowjacket girls bounced back after a blowout season opening loss at home to Staples-Motley, but fell four points short on the road in Pelican Rapids (1-1).

The loss drops the Jackets to 0-2, with a big test coming up in their third game when they face undefeated Wadena-Deer Creek (3-0).

"It was very encouraging to see the girls bounce back after a blowout loss at home Tuesday night to start the season," Head Coach John Gullingsrud said. "Pelican Rapids is a very good basketball team, so it was a big step forward for us to compete with them to the buzzer on their own floor."

Perham was down ten points early in the contest but battled back to within two at halftime.

"We were able to take a six-point lead halfway through the second half before a back and forth finish left us down at the buzzer."

Turnovers and ball handling were issues in the season opener, but Perham took much better care of the basketball versus the Vikings.

"We still need to improve on the defensive end of the floor if we want to win some basketball games."

Becky Stoll had a solid game with the team's first double-double: 23 points and 10 rebounds.

According to Gullingsrud, Analea Erickson continues to impress in her first varsity action with 14 points and numerous big shots in the second half.

Katrina Moenkedick had 13 points. Pelican's Madison Korf led all scorers with 27.

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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