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Boys basketball: Perham adds another top-10 win

Recap of Perham's 1-1 weekend against Pelican Rapids and Esko.

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The Perham boys basketball team went 1-1 on the weekend against a pair of good Class AA teams.

After a 64-34 loss to Pelican Rapids (6-3) in a Section 8-2A battle, the seventh-ranked Yellowjackets (6-2) rebounded with a win over No. 10 Esko (9-2), according to MN Basketball News.

Soren Anderson led the way on Saturday with a double-double. He scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Yellowjackets’ 12-point win over the Eskimos. Micah Thompson also had 12 points, while Alex Ohm had 16 off the bench. Esko’s Mason Perich had a game-high 28 points in the loss.

Thompson and Anderson were the only Perham players in double digits on Friday night against the Vikings. Thompson had a team-high 15 points, while Anderson scored 12.

Perham hosts Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Thursday night at The Hive.


PERHAM 15 19 - 34


PERHAM INDIVIDUAL TOTALS- Micah Thompson 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals; Chas Melvin 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block; Soren Anderson 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 block; Austin Aanenson, 2 assists; Josh Peterson 2 rebounds; Alex Ohm 4 rebounds, 1 assist; Jacob Daniels 2 rebounds Gage Aanenson 1 point; Michael Schwantz 2 rebounds; PELICAN RAPIDS SCORING- Brayden Ecker 6, Luke Sjolie 4, Tanner Tollerud 6, Timmy Guler 15, Hunter Williams 8, Chase Restaf 3, Ian Fahje 13, Juston Jacobson

PERHAM 28 41 - 57

ESKO ESKOMOS 27 30 - 69

PERHAM INDIVIDUAL TOTALS- Thompson 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists; Melvin 8 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists; Anderson 20 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals; Belka 1 rebound; Peterson 2 rebounds, 1 block; Ohm 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists; Daniels 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists; ESKO SCORING- Carter Zezulka 6, Mason Perich 28, Makoi Perich 6,Dalton Spindler 2, Cuinn Berger 15

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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