Jacket boys pick up road win at D-G-F
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org Hot outside shooting and a balanced scoring attack led Perham past Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 80-61 in Minnesota boys high school basketball on Friday. Sam Rutten sank six 3-pointers and scored a total of 31 points to l...
By John George
Hot outside shooting and a balanced scoring attack led Perham past Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 80-61 in Minnesota boys high school basketball on Friday.
Sam Rutten sank six 3-pointers and scored a total of 31 points to lead the Jackets to their first conference win. Several of those three's came in the first half as Perham built a 43-29 lead at the half.
"Sam was unbelievable on offense," head coach Dave Cresap said. "And his defensive effort was the best I have seen from him."
Jacob Hunter was also in double figures with 11 points and Todd Johnson added nine. Marcus Hendrickson chipped in with 10 points to go with a team high eight rebounds and two steals. A total of 10 Perham players entered the scoring column.
"A tremendous effort," Cresap said. "We had great board work, especially by Hunter and Hendrickson.
"Kyle (Mickelson) did a much better job of running the point," Cresap added. "He will only get better as he plays more. Todd (Johnson) and Nick (Dockter) were very steady. They are doing the little things much better. It was good to see our reserves get a chance to play and produce. We need to continue to improve as we get ready for Barnesville."
The win snapped a three-game skid to the Rebels dating back to Jan. 2006. D-G-F (0-4, 0-3 HOL) had won eight of the last nine in the series, including a pair of playoff victories in 2004 and 2005.
DH in Barnesville
Perham will head to Barnesville on Dec. 21 for a varsity doubleheader. The Yellowjacket girls will take on the Trojans at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at 8 p.m.
The Trojan boys (2-2, 2-2 HOL) are coming off a 60-39 loss at West Central Area on Monday. The Jackets have lost five-straight to Barnesville since a win in Jan. 2005 in Perham. They have not won 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 3rd 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 14
Perham 80, D-G-F 61
Jackets--Sam Rutten 31, Jacob Hunter 11, Marcus Hendrickson 10, Todd Johnson 9, Kyle Mickelson 6, Nick Dockter 4, Ben Bucholz 4, Anthony Ruther 2, Beau Bruhn 2, Jason Huus 1.
Rebels--Molina 20, Johnson 9, Johnk 9, Bolin 8 Bjerke 4, Clark 3, Nelson 3, Bergee 2, Mathison 2, Standfield 1,
Field Goals--P 24, DGF 17; 3-pointers--P 8, DGF 2; Free Throws--P 8/14, DGF 21/30; Rebounds--P 32 (Hendrickson 8), DGF 22; Assists--P 19 (Mickelson 6), DGF 10; Steals--P 7, Hendrickson, Mickelson, Rutten 2), DGF 11; Turnovers--P 13, DGF 17; Team Fouls--P 22, DGF 17.
Heart O' Lakes Conf. All
West Central Area 3-0 4-0
Pelican Rapids 3-0 3-1
Hawley 2-0 2-0
Barnesville 2-2 2-2
Breckenridge 1-1 3-2
Perham 1-1 1-2
Lake Park-Audubon 1-2 1-2
Frazee 1-3 1-4
Ulen-Hitterdal 0-2 0-4
D-G-F 0-3 0-4