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Perham wins Great Four State Tournament

Two clutch 3-point shots helped the Perham freshman boys win the Pacesetter Great Four State Basketball Championship on July 16-17 after qualifying by winning the Minnesota tournament.

Perham nipped St. Charles 53-48 in overtime in the title game at Target Center on Sunday. Carter Cresap swished a shot from 26 feet with five seconds left to send the game to overtime at 47-47. Josh Jeziorski nailed another trey seconds into overtime for the lead and Cresap sank two free shots for clinchers.

Perham reached the finals beating Turtle Mountain, N.D., 51-35 and Minneota 50-41.

In the Minnesota tournament, Perham beat Austin 33-25 in the finals.

Perham is coached by Dave Cresap. Players are Jenson Beachy, John LaFond, Carter Cresap, Colton Kostynick, Josh Jeziorski, Max Torstenson, Elijah Schmidt, Bensen Nyhus, Anthony Reese, Ty Stammer, Dawson Stevens, Clayton Anderson and Kaleb King.

The field had eight qualifying teams from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa.

Pacesetter Camps, the sponsor, conducts basketball and volleyball camps in these four states along with Nebraska and Wisconsin. For more information, visit