BBB:Yellowjackets earn second straight HOL victory over Barnesville

Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team went wire-to-wire for the second consecutive home game, defeating Barnesville, 54-36, for their second straight Heart O'Lakes Conference victory on Dec. 10.

Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team went wire-to-wire for the second consecutive home game, defeating Barnesville, 54-36, for their second straight Heart O’Lakes Conference victory on Dec. 10.

The Yellowjackets raced out to a 14-1 lead and never looked back in earning the 18 point home victory.

Jaden Anderson and Jenson Beachy started the scoring barrage for the Yellowjackets. The backcourt duo hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the opening minutes, lifting Perham to the early lead.

Anderson and Beachy helped the Yellowjackets to a strong shooting night from the outside. The duo hit nine of the team’s 12 3-pointers in the victory. Anderson, Beachy and Zack Tellinghuisen finished in double figures.

Anderson led the way for the Yellowjackets. He finished with 18 points on the night. Beachy finished with 14, while Tellinghuisen closed out with 15 points.


“It was a great game. They surprised us with a defense that we weren’t really prepared for,” Tellinghuisen said. “We got it done and made some adjustments.”

The adjustment that Barnesville made was switching to a match-up zone in the second half. It slowed down the Yellowjackets, allowing the Trojans to work a 13-point halftime deficit, down to seven points in the second half, 37-30.

Tellinghuisen and Anderson quickly extend the lead back to double figures. Anderson hit a runner, followed by a 3-pointer from Tellinghuisen and another 3-pointer from Anderson, bringing the lead to 45-30 with less than five minutes to go in the game.

“It was about adjusting to what they showed us,” Anderson said. “We weren’t ready for the match-up zone. Coach called time out and showed us what to do and we went right back at them.”

The Yellowjacket defense controlled the Trojan offense. The Trojans were averaging 65 points per game in their four wins to start the season. The Yellowjackets held them to 10 of 27 shooting from the field and 36 points, well below their season average.

“I thought we played great defense overall. Jenson Beachy shut down their No. 1 point guard on their team,” Anderson said. “Reid Moser had a great game, he shut down Ethan Ishaug, which is really tough to do. Overall, I’d say that win was because of our defense.”

Jared Affield led the way for the Trojans. He finished the game with 10 points. Jack Lien added nine points, while Ethan Ishaug was held to just four points.

“We were really good defensively. They had a hard time scoring. If we would have guarded Lien in the first half, they would have been under 10. He hurt us with the drive,” Cresap said. “Overall, holding a team like that to 36 points is pretty good.”


The Yellowjackets were 18 of 37 from the field, hitting on 12 of their 27 3-point attempts in the win. They also controlled the glass, out-rebounding Barnesville, 22-15.

“It was a great team effort. I thought Noah Christenson and Logan Richter gave us some good minutes off the bench, especially in that first half,” Cresap said. “It’s a team effort and a team win. We are going to go and keep on moving.”

The victory improved the Yellowjackets to 2-0 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference, while handing the Trojans their first defeat in conference and first loss overall. The loss sent Barnesville to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the HOL Conference.

The Yellowjackets return to HOL conference action on the road. They will take on defending Section 8AA Champion, Breckenridge on Thursday, Dec. 17. The Cowboys are coming off a 74-53 victory over Frazee. They are 3-2 overall, with losses to Fergus Falls and Barnesville.

Last year, Perham split the season series with Breckendridge, winning 79-72 at home, while falling 61-40 on the road.


BAR 16-20-36

PER 29-25-54


BAR-Joey Roste 4, Jack Lien 9, Jared Affield 10, Jaden Peterson 7, Ethan Ishaug, Kellin Hinsz 2

3-point goals-Affield 2, Peterson

PER- Aaron Solberg 2, Reid Moser 2, Jenson Beachy 14, Jaden Anderson 18, Zack Tellinghuisen 15, Logan Richter 3

3-point goals-Beachy 4, Anderson 5, Tellinghuisen 2, Richter

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