Jacket boys hold Barnesville to 23 points in win
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org A stifling defensive effort and a balanced scoring attack led the Yellowjacket boys to a crushing 63-23 win at Barnesville last Friday. The two teams played evenly through the first 10 minutes of the game until Perha...
By John George
A stifling defensive effort and a balanced scoring attack led the Yellowjacket boys to a crushing 63-23 win at Barnesville last Friday.
The two teams played evenly through the first 10 minutes of the game until Perham went on a 17-5 run to end the first half with a 27-13 lead.
The Jacket defense got even tougher in the second half, allowing just 10 points to Barnesville. Perham was especially strong hitting the glass, out-rebounding the Trojans by 22 (36-14),
Sam Rutten hit four 3-pointers to lead all scorers with 17 points. Ben Bucholz added 11 points and five rebounds while Jacob Hunter added 10 points and two boards. Jason Huus and Marcus Hendrickson each pulled six rebounds to lead the Jackets.
The win for Perham snapped a five-game losing streak to The Trojans. It is the first win for the Jackets in Barnesville since Jan. 2004.
After Christmas break, the Perham boys will head down to Worthington for their annual holiday tournament. They play Worthington on Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. Mankato West will be playing Coon Rapids at 6 p.m. that evening. The winners and losers from the two games will hook-up Friday. The third place game is at 6 p.m. and championship game will follow around 7:45 p.m.
The games will be broadcast live over the Internet. Log-on to www.dglobe.com for the site to the Worthington Daily Globe. There will be a link to their webcast.
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Friday, December 21
Perham 63, Barnesville 23
Jackets--Sam Rutten 17, Ben Bucholz 11, Jacob Hunter 10, Kyle Mickelson 7, Jason Huus 6, Nick Dockter 4, Marcus Hendrickson 4, Anthony Ruther 4
Trojans--LeNoue 6, Haugrud 5, Akers 3, Gylland 2, Albright 2, Jordahl 2, Holland 2, Booth 1.
Heart O' Lakes Conf. All
Pelican Rapids 4-0 4-1
#8AA Hawley 3-0 3-0
West Central Area 3-1 4-1
Breckenridge 2-1 4-2
Perham 2-1 2-2
Barnesville 2-3 2-3
Lake Park-Audubon 1-3 1-3
D-G-F 1-3 1-4
Frazee 1-4 1-5
Ulen-Hitterdal 0-3 0-5