The Perham boys basketball team picked up a first road win of the season and were victorious for the 30th straight game in blowout fashion defeating Thief River Falls 65-37 in a Section 8AA game at the Brickhouse Saturday, Jan. 16.

The Jackets opened up a 16-point lead in the first half and held the Prowlers to just 17 points leading at the break 33-17.

Six different Perham shooters hit from behind the 3-point arc, led by a pair from Marcus Belka.

The Jackets shot 14-19 (74%) from the free throw line.

Three shooters were in double figures.

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Senior 6-foot-5 center Finn Diggins led all scorers with 16 points. Sophomore 6-foot-5 guard Gabe Thompson finished with 13 points and Belka, a 5-foot-10 junior added 10 points.

Jack Manning led the Prowlers with 10 points.

The game was the first of a 6-game road trip for the Yellowjackets (2-0). Perham plays next at Hawley in the first Heart O’ Lakes Conference game of the season Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Nuggets have yet to play a game this season.

Perham 65, Thief River Falls 37

PER 33 32 – 65

TRF 17 20 – 37

PER-Chas Melvin 4, Soren Anderson 8, Marcus Belka 10, Finn Diggins 16, Grant McMartin 3, Caden Schossow 4, Carson Hespe 3, Gabe Thompson 13, Elijah Morris 4.

3-pointers: Anderson, Belka 2, Diggins, McMartin, Hespe, Thompson, Free Throws: 14-19. Team Fouls: 16.

TRF-Dylan Hahn 2, Jack Onkka 2, Jack Rosendahl 7, Aidan Standberg 3, Brevyn Lingen 6, Brady Olson 7, Jack Manning 10

3-pointers: Rosendahl 2. Free Throws: 13-20. Team Fouls: 13.