Barnesville avenged its earlier season loss to conference rival Perham with a 61-45 win over the Yellowjackets Thursday, Feb. 17, in Barnesville.
Perham did a good job taking care of the ball on offense, according to head coach TJ Super. "We are getting what we want out of our offense, but the shots just wouldn't drop," Super said. "As our post passing continued to improve we saw our girls really get the ball inside." Despite a good offensive showing, going into halftime, Barnesville led 32-24.
In the second half, the shots continued to drop for the Trojans as the Yellowjackets struggled to contain Barnesville's offense. "When we did get stops, we didn't do a good enough job on the glass to hold them to one shot," Super said. Those second chances helped the Trojans capture the victory.
Although the Yellowjackets had a hard time getting shots to drop, there was one exception. Senior guard Katie Johnson put up 17 points, including five 3-pointers.
The Yellowjackets drop to 6-4 on the season. They host Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at The Hive in Perham.
BAR 32 29 - 61
PER 24 21 - 45
BAR-Samantha Passa 7, Kimberly Maesse 6, Lexi Bolgrean 10, Emily Bredman 5, Kenzie Skogen 5, Abby John 13, Lauren Halvorson 8, Emily Smith 6
3-pointers: Maesse 2, Bolgrean, Bredman, Skogen, John, 1. Free Throws: 15-20.
PER-Mya Morris 5, Greta Hillukka 3, Olivia Pilgrim 3, Stella Raser 6, Willow Thiel 8, Sydney Anderson 1, Katie Johnson 17, Grayce Mickelson 2
3-pointers: Morris, Hillukka, Pilgrim, 1, Johnson 5. Free Throws: 3-11.