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Perham-One of the keys for the Yellowjackets during their season opening four-game winning streak has been their ability to jump on their opponents early.

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Perham's Jenson Beachy gets the floater to drop in the lane against Proctor on Saturday. Jason Groth/FOCUS

Perham-One of the keys for the Yellowjackets during their season opening four-game winning streak has been their ability to jump on their opponents early. That trend continued on Dec. 11 when the Yellowjackets raced out to a 12-2 lead, on their way to a wire-to-wire, 78-65, victory over the Proctor Rails at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. In their three home wins, the Yellowjackets have blitzed their opponents with early runs. Against Pelican Rapids, the Yellowjackets raced out to an 11-2 lead. They followed that up with a 14-1 run against Barnesville and on Saturday, with a 12-2 run against Proctor. Each home game has started with a familiar tone, a wide open 3-pointer from the corner. Reid Moser continued the trend against Proctor, when he sunk one of his four 3-pointers in the victory. Moser finished with 18 points and was one of five Yellowjackets in double figures.
“We had a good first half and came out strong. It looked like we were doing regular Perham basketball,” Moser said. “The second half we struggled the first couple of minutes, but we eventually found ourselves and found a way to get the win.” It was a break out game for Moser. Moser had been struggling with his outside shot the prior two home games, yet he was able to help the Yellowjacket stake claim to the early lead. He scored 10 of the team’s first 12 points. “I was coming off a rough game last time, I was trying to get something going and see what happens,” Moser said. “It worked.” The Yellowjackets took advantage of a weary Rail team. The Rails were coming off a victory over Cloquet the prior evening and a three-plus hour bus ride. The Yellowjackets eventually built the lead up to 19 points, 27-8, after a free throw from Jenson Beachy. Tellinghuisen helped stretch the floor in the first half for the Yellowjackets as well. He hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Yellowjackets in the opening half. The Yellowjackets closed out the first half leading, 42-24. “Our intensity level and our focus was really good the first half,” Perham Head Coach Dave Cresap said. “Anytime the ball is going in the basket, things go well. We guarded pretty well, but after that, in the second half, we came out flat and they came out with a lot of energy. We didn’t answer it early. They came at us, but we didn’t break. We still maintained our composure and came away with a nice win.” Proctor’s Jordan Wetterlind caught fire in that second half for the Rails. He finished with a team high of 21 points, 16 of them coming in the second half. The Rails switched their defense to a press, putting pressure on the Perham back court. That allowed the Rails to slowly grind away at the Yellowjacket lead. “They made a great run and props to them, but we knew we could have played a lot better on defense,” Moser said. “Eventually, we stepped up. They threw a press at us and it rattled it us a little bit. We got over it and found a way to get it done.” Every time the Rails tried to close the gap to single digits, the Yellowjackets had an answer. “They changed some things, but we also missed a lot of shots that we can make. We don’t have Jenson go 0 for 7 from the 3-point line very often,” Cresap said. “We got a little wild with the ball, out of our 11 turnovers; seven of them came in the second half. We got out of sync and some of that was to their credit on defense and a lot of it is our ability to know where we are going to make the play and if it’s not there, don’t throw it. We still have guys learning. We are on a learning curve. We don’t want to peak now; we have too much season left. We want to keep getting better, keep our standards high and reach those.” Beachy struggled with his outside shot, yet was able to get to the hoop. He was 7 of 9 from inside the 3-point line, while hitting on six of his nine free throw attempts, finishing with a team high of 20 points. Aaron Solberg and Jaden Anderson finished with 13 points each, while hauling in nine rebounds each. Tellinghuisen finished with 14 for the Yellowjackets. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2202624","attributes":{"alt":"Jaden Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"442"}}]] “We are still missing a little bit. We are going to find what it is and really get after it,” Cresap said. “We are going to have a good week in practice and see what happens next week.” The Yellowjackets improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory, while Proctor fell to 3-4 overall. The Yellowjackets return to conference action on Thursday when they travel to Breckenridge. Breckenridge is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference.   PRC 24-41-65 PER 42-36-78 PRC-Brayden Urie 12, Chase Urie 10, Jordan Wetterlind 21, John Pioro 8, Beau Adams 8, Brody Eldien 6 3-point goals- Wetterlind, Pioro PER-Aaron Solberg 13, Reid Moser 18, Jenson Beachy 20, Jaden Anderson 13, Zack Tellinghuisen 14 3-point goals-Moser 4, Anderson, Tellinghuisen 3Perham-One of the keys for the Yellowjackets during their season opening four-game winning streak has been their ability to jump on their opponents early. That trend continued on Dec. 11 when the Yellowjackets raced out to a 12-2 lead, on their way to a wire-to-wire, 78-65, victory over the Proctor Rails at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. In their three home wins, the Yellowjackets have blitzed their opponents with early runs. Against Pelican Rapids, the Yellowjackets raced out to an 11-2 lead. They followed that up with a 14-1 run against Barnesville and on Saturday, with a 12-2 run against Proctor. Each home game has started with a familiar tone, a wide open 3-pointer from the corner. Reid Moser continued the trend against Proctor, when he sunk one of his four 3-pointers in the victory. Moser finished with 18 points and was one of five Yellowjackets in double figures. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2202622","attributes":{"alt":"Reid Moser","class":"media-image","height":"475","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] “We had a good first half and came out strong. It looked like we were doing regular Perham basketball,” Moser said. “The second half we struggled the first couple of minutes, but we eventually found ourselves and found a way to get the win.” It was a break out game for Moser. Moser had been struggling with his outside shot the prior two home games, yet he was able to help the Yellowjacket stake claim to the early lead. He scored 10 of the team’s first 12 points. “I was coming off a rough game last time, I was trying to get something going and see what happens,” Moser said. “It worked.” The Yellowjackets took advantage of a weary Rail team. The Rails were coming off a victory over Cloquet the prior evening and a three-plus hour bus ride. The Yellowjackets eventually built the lead up to 19 points, 27-8, after a free throw from Jenson Beachy. Tellinghuisen helped stretch the floor in the first half for the Yellowjackets as well. He hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Yellowjackets in the opening half. The Yellowjackets closed out the first half leading, 42-24. “Our intensity level and our focus was really good the first half,” Perham Head Coach Dave Cresap said. “Anytime the ball is going in the basket, things go well. We guarded pretty well, but after that, in the second half, we came out flat and they came out with a lot of energy. We didn’t answer it early. They came at us, but we didn’t break. We still maintained our composure and came away with a nice win.” Proctor’s Jordan Wetterlind caught fire in that second half for the Rails. He finished with a team high of 21 points, 16 of them coming in the second half. The Rails switched their defense to a press, putting pressure on the Perham back court. That allowed the Rails to slowly grind away at the Yellowjacket lead. “They made a great run and props to them, but we knew we could have played a lot better on defense,” Moser said. “Eventually, we stepped up. They threw a press at us and it rattled it us a little bit. We got over it and found a way to get it done.” Every time the Rails tried to close the gap to single digits, the Yellowjackets had an answer. “They changed some things, but we also missed a lot of shots that we can make. We don’t have Jenson go 0 for 7 from the 3-point line very often,” Cresap said. “We got a little wild with the ball, out of our 11 turnovers; seven of them came in the second half. We got out of sync and some of that was to their credit on defense and a lot of it is our ability to know where we are going to make the play and if it’s not there, don’t throw it. We still have guys learning. We are on a learning curve. We don’t want to peak now; we have too much season left. We want to keep getting better, keep our standards high and reach those.” Beachy struggled with his outside shot, yet was able to get to the hoop. He was 7 of 9 from inside the 3-point line, while hitting on six of his nine free throw attempts, finishing with a team high of 20 points. Aaron Solberg and Jaden Anderson finished with 13 points each, while hauling in nine rebounds each. Tellinghuisen finished with 14 for the Yellowjackets.
“We are still missing a little bit. We are going to find what it is and really get after it,” Cresap said. “We are going to have a good week in practice and see what happens next week.” The Yellowjackets improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory, while Proctor fell to 3-4 overall. The Yellowjackets return to conference action on Thursday when they travel to Breckenridge. Breckenridge is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference.   PRC 24-41-65 PER 42-36-78 PRC-Brayden Urie 12, Chase Urie 10, Jordan Wetterlind 21, John Pioro 8, Beau Adams 8, Brody Eldien 6 3-point goals- Wetterlind, Pioro PER-Aaron Solberg 13, Reid Moser 18, Jenson Beachy 20, Jaden Anderson 13, Zack Tellinghuisen 14 3-point goals-Moser 4, Anderson, Tellinghuisen 3Perham-One of the keys for the Yellowjackets during their season opening four-game winning streak has been their ability to jump on their opponents early.That trend continued on Dec. 11 when the Yellowjackets raced out to a 12-2 lead, on their way to a wire-to-wire, 78-65, victory over the Proctor Rails at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. In their three home wins, the Yellowjackets have blitzed their opponents with early runs. Against Pelican Rapids, the Yellowjackets raced out to an 11-2 lead. They followed that up with a 14-1 run against Barnesville and on Saturday, with a 12-2 run against Proctor. Each home game has started with a familiar tone, a wide open 3-pointer from the corner. Reid Moser continued the trend against Proctor, when he sunk one of his four 3-pointers in the victory. Moser finished with 18 points and was one of five Yellowjackets in double figures.
“We had a good first half and came out strong. It looked like we were doing regular Perham basketball,” Moser said. “The second half we struggled the first couple of minutes, but we eventually found ourselves and found a way to get the win.” It was a break out game for Moser. Moser had been struggling with his outside shot the prior two home games, yet he was able to help the Yellowjacket stake claim to the early lead. He scored 10 of the team’s first 12 points. “I was coming off a rough game last time, I was trying to get something going and see what happens,” Moser said. “It worked.”The Yellowjackets took advantage of a weary Rail team. The Rails were coming off a victory over Cloquet the prior evening and a three-plus hour bus ride. The Yellowjackets eventually built the lead up to 19 points, 27-8, after a free throw from Jenson Beachy. Tellinghuisen helped stretch the floor in the first half for the Yellowjackets as well. He hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Yellowjackets in the opening half. The Yellowjackets closed out the first half leading, 42-24. “Our intensity level and our focus was really good the first half,” Perham Head Coach Dave Cresap said. “Anytime the ball is going in the basket, things go well. We guarded pretty well, but after that, in the second half, we came out flat and they came out with a lot of energy. We didn’t answer it early. They came at us, but we didn’t break. We still maintained our composure and came away with a nice win.”Proctor’s Jordan Wetterlind caught fire in that second half for the Rails. He finished with a team high of 21 points, 16 of them coming in the second half. The Rails switched their defense to a press, putting pressure on the Perham back court. That allowed the Rails to slowly grind away at the Yellowjacket lead. “They made a great run and props to them, but we knew we could have played a lot better on defense,” Moser said. “Eventually, we stepped up. They threw a press at us and it rattled it us a little bit. We got over it and found a way to get it done.”Every time the Rails tried to close the gap to single digits, the Yellowjackets had an answer. “They changed some things, but we also missed a lot of shots that we can make. We don’t have Jenson go 0 for 7 from the 3-point line very often,” Cresap said. “We got a little wild with the ball, out of our 11 turnovers; seven of them came in the second half. We got out of sync and some of that was to their credit on defense and a lot of it is our ability to know where we are going to make the play and if it’s not there, don’t throw it. We still have guys learning. We are on a learning curve. We don’t want to peak now; we have too much season left. We want to keep getting better, keep our standards high and reach those.”Beachy struggled with his outside shot, yet was able to get to the hoop. He was 7 of 9 from inside the 3-point line, while hitting on six of his nine free throw attempts, finishing with a team high of 20 points. Aaron Solberg and Jaden Anderson finished with 13 points each, while hauling in nine rebounds each. Tellinghuisen finished with 14 for the Yellowjackets.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2202624","attributes":{"alt":"Jaden Anderson","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"442"}}]]“We are still missing a little bit. We are going to find what it is and really get after it,” Cresap said. “We are going to have a good week in practice and see what happens next week.”The Yellowjackets improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory, while Proctor fell to 3-4 overall. The Yellowjackets return to conference action on Thursday when they travel to Breckenridge. Breckenridge is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference.  PRC 24-41-65PER 42-36-78PRC-Brayden Urie 12, Chase Urie 10, Jordan Wetterlind 21, John Pioro 8, Beau Adams 8, Brody Eldien 63-point goals- Wetterlind, PioroPER-Aaron Solberg 13, Reid Moser 18, Jenson Beachy 20, Jaden Anderson 13, Zack Tellinghuisen 143-point goals-Moser 4, Anderson, Tellinghuisen 3Perham-One of the keys for the Yellowjackets during their season opening four-game winning streak has been their ability to jump on their opponents early.That trend continued on Dec. 11 when the Yellowjackets raced out to a 12-2 lead, on their way to a wire-to-wire, 78-65, victory over the Proctor Rails at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. In their three home wins, the Yellowjackets have blitzed their opponents with early runs. Against Pelican Rapids, the Yellowjackets raced out to an 11-2 lead. They followed that up with a 14-1 run against Barnesville and on Saturday, with a 12-2 run against Proctor. Each home game has started with a familiar tone, a wide open 3-pointer from the corner. Reid Moser continued the trend against Proctor, when he sunk one of his four 3-pointers in the victory. Moser finished with 18 points and was one of five Yellowjackets in double figures.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2202622","attributes":{"alt":"Reid Moser","class":"media-image","height":"475","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]“We had a good first half and came out strong. It looked like we were doing regular Perham basketball,” Moser said. “The second half we struggled the first couple of minutes, but we eventually found ourselves and found a way to get the win.” It was a break out game for Moser. Moser had been struggling with his outside shot the prior two home games, yet he was able to help the Yellowjacket stake claim to the early lead. He scored 10 of the team’s first 12 points. “I was coming off a rough game last time, I was trying to get something going and see what happens,” Moser said. “It worked.”The Yellowjackets took advantage of a weary Rail team. The Rails were coming off a victory over Cloquet the prior evening and a three-plus hour bus ride. The Yellowjackets eventually built the lead up to 19 points, 27-8, after a free throw from Jenson Beachy. Tellinghuisen helped stretch the floor in the first half for the Yellowjackets as well. He hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Yellowjackets in the opening half. The Yellowjackets closed out the first half leading, 42-24. “Our intensity level and our focus was really good the first half,” Perham Head Coach Dave Cresap said. “Anytime the ball is going in the basket, things go well. We guarded pretty well, but after that, in the second half, we came out flat and they came out with a lot of energy. We didn’t answer it early. They came at us, but we didn’t break. We still maintained our composure and came away with a nice win.”Proctor’s Jordan Wetterlind caught fire in that second half for the Rails. He finished with a team high of 21 points, 16 of them coming in the second half. The Rails switched their defense to a press, putting pressure on the Perham back court. That allowed the Rails to slowly grind away at the Yellowjacket lead. “They made a great run and props to them, but we knew we could have played a lot better on defense,” Moser said. “Eventually, we stepped up. They threw a press at us and it rattled it us a little bit. We got over it and found a way to get it done.”Every time the Rails tried to close the gap to single digits, the Yellowjackets had an answer. “They changed some things, but we also missed a lot of shots that we can make. We don’t have Jenson go 0 for 7 from the 3-point line very often,” Cresap said. “We got a little wild with the ball, out of our 11 turnovers; seven of them came in the second half. We got out of sync and some of that was to their credit on defense and a lot of it is our ability to know where we are going to make the play and if it’s not there, don’t throw it. We still have guys learning. We are on a learning curve. We don’t want to peak now; we have too much season left. We want to keep getting better, keep our standards high and reach those.”Beachy struggled with his outside shot, yet was able to get to the hoop. He was 7 of 9 from inside the 3-point line, while hitting on six of his nine free throw attempts, finishing with a team high of 20 points. Aaron Solberg and Jaden Anderson finished with 13 points each, while hauling in nine rebounds each. Tellinghuisen finished with 14 for the Yellowjackets.
“We are still missing a little bit. We are going to find what it is and really get after it,” Cresap said. “We are going to have a good week in practice and see what happens next week.”The Yellowjackets improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory, while Proctor fell to 3-4 overall. The Yellowjackets return to conference action on Thursday when they travel to Breckenridge. Breckenridge is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference.  PRC 24-41-65PER 42-36-78PRC-Brayden Urie 12, Chase Urie 10, Jordan Wetterlind 21, John Pioro 8, Beau Adams 8, Brody Eldien 63-point goals- Wetterlind, PioroPER-Aaron Solberg 13, Reid Moser 18, Jenson Beachy 20, Jaden Anderson 13, Zack Tellinghuisen 143-point goals-Moser 4, Anderson, Tellinghuisen 3

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Perham's Zack Tellinghuisen takes the shot in traffic against the Rails. Jason Groth/FOCUS

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