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Boys Basketball: Yellowjackets cruise in Glyndon 59-30 (VIDEO)

Jordan Bruhn led all scorers with 19 points. Bob Williams/FOCUS2 / 3
Mark Schumacher led a Perham defense that held D-G-F to only 30 points. Bob Williams/FOCUS3 / 3

GLYNDON -- The Perham boys basketball team never trailed in an easy 59-30 win at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Friday evening.

Perham improves to 10-1 in the Heart O' Lakes Conference, tied for first with Pelican Rapids. The Yellowjackets are 19-2 overall. D-G-F remains winless in the HOL at 0-10 and 3-18 on the season.

In an interview Tuesday afternoon, Perham head coach Dave Cresap admitted the team had been struggling offensively in recent games.

None of that showed in Glyndon as the Yellowjacket offense found holes in the D-G-F defensive zone with Mark Schumacher and Mike Wiskow. On the outside, the trio of Jordans: Bruhn, Cresap and Anderson, sank five three-pointers to extend the zone and open more holes.

Dan Cavanagh got loose under the hoop twice for uncontested lay-ups as Perham piled on the points.

Bruhn and Schumacher got Perham off to a quick 7-0 start and the Yellowjacket defense kept the home Rebels crowd standing on their feet awaiting the first D-G-F points until the 12:16 mark when the Rebels finally got on the board with a free throw.

Perham led 17-3 and looked to keep a first half single-digit number in the score column for D-G-F until a late 11-point rally by the Rebels cut the lead to 11 points, 25-14, at the break.

Perham guard Jordan Anderson nailed a three-pointer on the first Yellowjacket possession of the second half and the gap between teams grew during a 14-0 run midway through the half extending the Perham lead to as much as 31 points at 53-22.

The two seniors, Bruhn and Schumacher, both recorded double-doubles.

Bruhn scored 19 points and pulled in 10 rebounds, all on the defensive side of the floor.

Schumacher tallied 13 points and had a game-high 12 rebounds.

Defensively, Perham forced 14 turnovers and held an opponent to the second lowest point total this season. Perham held Park Rapids to just 23 points, Jan. 17, in a 81-23 victory, also on the road.

Perham and Pelican Rapids each have four games remaining, with one conference foe left on the schedule.

Perham will host Barnesville (4-5, 12-8) on Thursday, Feb. 23. Perham defeated Barnesville on the Trojans' floor 64-45 on Jan. 6.

A victory will seal at least a share of the HOL title for the Yellowjackets.

Pelican Rapids hosts the same Barnesville squad Tuesday, Feb. 28. The two teams met in Barnesville Jan. 24 with Pelican Rapids playing one of its closest games of the season in a 77-70 victory.

Barnesville held a four-point advantage in that game at halftime, but were outscored 41-30 going down the stretch.

If both Perham and Pelican Rapids defeat Barnesville, the Jackets and Vikings will tie for the conference title for the second year in a row with each loss for both teams coming on the others' home floor.

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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