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GBB: Pelican Rapids spoils Perham's home opener

Perham-The Pelican Rapids Viking girls basketball team broke open a close game with a 25-5 run, starting the second half as they earned a 68-48 Heart O'Lakes Conference victory over the Perham Yellowjackets at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymna...

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The official gets a good look as Sara Herrmann draws the foul inside against Pelican Rapids. Jason Groth/FOCUS

Perham-The Pelican Rapids Viking girls basketball team broke open a close game with a 25-5 run, starting the second half as they earned a 68-48 Heart O’Lakes Conference victory over the Perham Yellowjackets at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium on Dec. 8. Four Vikings players finished in double figures, snapping the Perham season-opening three game winning streak and spoiling the 2015-16 home opener for the Yellowjackets. Senior Mackenzie Korf led the charge for Pelican Rapids. She finished with a game high of 21 points and hit on three 3-pointers in the win. Her play at guard helped open up the floor for the inside game, which Adrianna Torres took advantage of. Torres finished with 13 points. Kaylie Isamen added 13 points as well and Grace Forsgren finished with 10 points for the Vikings in the road win. Gabby DeBoer led the way for Perham. DeBoer finished the game with 15 points. Sara Herrmann added 10 for the Yellowjackets. Forsgren and Korf put the Vikings ahead early. The duo hit back-to-back 3-pointers, starting the Vikings off on an early 6-0 run. The Yellowjackets closed back to within four points multiple times in the first half. They had first half success with DeBoer driving into the lane. Nine of DeBoer’s 15 points came in the first half.
Every time the Yellowjackets would narrow the gap, the Vikings would answer with a quick run. After cutting it to four points, Torres hit a jumper inside and Isamen nailed a 3-pointer, stretching the lead back to nine. Perham worked back and cut it down to four points after Herrmann hit the glass hard for a basket, making it 24-20. A quick run at the end of the half catapulted Pelican Rapids to a 10 point lead, 35-25. A costly turnover turned into points at the buzzer when Torres hit the easy layup. The momentum switch was evident at the start of the second half. Pelican Rapids scored the first 17 points, busting the game open. Herrmann stopped the bleeding momentarily, ending the Vikings’ scoring streak to start the half. The Vikings eventually stretched the lead out to as many as 30 points, 60-30, before Perham cut back into the lead in the closing minutes of the contest, eventually falling, 68-48. The Yellowjackets fall to 3-1 overall on the season and 0-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Pelican Rapids earns its first win of the season. The Vikings improve to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Next action for Perham is on the road against HOL rival, Barnesville. The teams tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Barnesville. The Yellowjackets return home on Saturday when they take on New York Mills at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. Last year, the Yellowjackets used a strong second half in earning a 61-46 victory over the Eagles. Maria Rutten led the way for Perham with 14 points, while Amy Scheidecker finished with 11. The Yellowjackets led by two at the half last year, before opening the game up in the second half by outscoring the Eagles by 13. Lydia Rutten and Ellie Rutten finished in double figures with 14 points each in the loss for the Eagles.   [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2192541","attributes":{"alt":"Maria Rutten","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Maria Rutten","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]   PLR 35-33-68 PER 25-23-48   PLR-Brianna Harthun 2, Mackenzie Korf 21, Kristen Haiby 2, Grace Forsgren 10, Grace Johnson 2, Kaylie Isamen 13, Hally Evenson 3, Adriana Torres 13 3-point goals-Korf 3, Forsgren, Isaman PER- Marina Reese 2, Amy Scheidecker 6, Josie Beachy 2, Ashley Zitzow 1, Amber Thompson 5, Maria Rutten 5, Sara Herrmann 10, Gabby DeBoer 15, Jadyn Benedict 2 3-point goals-Thompson, RuttenPerham-The Pelican Rapids Viking girls basketball team broke open a close game with a 25-5 run, starting the second half as they earned a 68-48 Heart O’Lakes Conference victory over the Perham Yellowjackets at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium on Dec. 8. Four Vikings players finished in double figures, snapping the Perham season-opening three game winning streak and spoiling the 2015-16 home opener for the Yellowjackets. Senior Mackenzie Korf led the charge for Pelican Rapids. She finished with a game high of 21 points and hit on three 3-pointers in the win. Her play at guard helped open up the floor for the inside game, which Adrianna Torres took advantage of. Torres finished with 13 points. Kaylie Isamen added 13 points as well and Grace Forsgren finished with 10 points for the Vikings in the road win. Gabby DeBoer led the way for Perham. DeBoer finished the game with 15 points. Sara Herrmann added 10 for the Yellowjackets. Forsgren and Korf put the Vikings ahead early. The duo hit back-to-back 3-pointers, starting the Vikings off on an early 6-0 run. The Yellowjackets closed back to within four points multiple times in the first half. They had first half success with DeBoer driving into the lane. Nine of DeBoer’s 15 points came in the first half. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2192539","attributes":{"alt":"Josie Beachy","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Josie Beachy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Every time the Yellowjackets would narrow the gap, the Vikings would answer with a quick run. After cutting it to four points, Torres hit a jumper inside and Isamen nailed a 3-pointer, stretching the lead back to nine. Perham worked back and cut it down to four points after Herrmann hit the glass hard for a basket, making it 24-20. A quick run at the end of the half catapulted Pelican Rapids to a 10 point lead, 35-25. A costly turnover turned into points at the buzzer when Torres hit the easy layup. The momentum switch was evident at the start of the second half. Pelican Rapids scored the first 17 points, busting the game open. Herrmann stopped the bleeding momentarily, ending the Vikings’ scoring streak to start the half. The Vikings eventually stretched the lead out to as many as 30 points, 60-30, before Perham cut back into the lead in the closing minutes of the contest, eventually falling, 68-48. The Yellowjackets fall to 3-1 overall on the season and 0-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Pelican Rapids earns its first win of the season. The Vikings improve to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Next action for Perham is on the road against HOL rival, Barnesville. The teams tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Barnesville. The Yellowjackets return home on Saturday when they take on New York Mills at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. Last year, the Yellowjackets used a strong second half in earning a 61-46 victory over the Eagles. Maria Rutten led the way for Perham with 14 points, while Amy Scheidecker finished with 11. The Yellowjackets led by two at the half last year, before opening the game up in the second half by outscoring the Eagles by 13. Lydia Rutten and Ellie Rutten finished in double figures with 14 points each in the loss for the Eagles.  
  PLR 35-33-68 PER 25-23-48   PLR-Brianna Harthun 2, Mackenzie Korf 21, Kristen Haiby 2, Grace Forsgren 10, Grace Johnson 2, Kaylie Isamen 13, Hally Evenson 3, Adriana Torres 13 3-point goals-Korf 3, Forsgren, Isaman PER- Marina Reese 2, Amy Scheidecker 6, Josie Beachy 2, Ashley Zitzow 1, Amber Thompson 5, Maria Rutten 5, Sara Herrmann 10, Gabby DeBoer 15, Jadyn Benedict 2 3-point goals-Thompson, RuttenPerham-The Pelican Rapids Viking girls basketball team broke open a close game with a 25-5 run, starting the second half as they earned a 68-48 Heart O’Lakes Conference victory over the Perham Yellowjackets at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium on Dec. 8.Four Vikings players finished in double figures, snapping the Perham season-opening three game winning streak and spoiling the 2015-16 home opener for the Yellowjackets. Senior Mackenzie Korf led the charge for Pelican Rapids. She finished with a game high of 21 points and hit on three 3-pointers in the win. Her play at guard helped open up the floor for the inside game, which Adrianna Torres took advantage of. Torres finished with 13 points. Kaylie Isamen added 13 points as well and Grace Forsgren finished with 10 points for the Vikings in the road win. Gabby DeBoer led the way for Perham. DeBoer finished the game with 15 points. Sara Herrmann added 10 for the Yellowjackets. Forsgren and Korf put the Vikings ahead early. The duo hit back-to-back 3-pointers, starting the Vikings off on an early 6-0 run.The Yellowjackets closed back to within four points multiple times in the first half. They had first half success with DeBoer driving into the lane. Nine of DeBoer’s 15 points came in the first half.
Every time the Yellowjackets would narrow the gap, the Vikings would answer with a quick run. After cutting it to four points, Torres hit a jumper inside and Isamen nailed a 3-pointer, stretching the lead back to nine. Perham worked back and cut it down to four points after Herrmann hit the glass hard for a basket, making it 24-20. A quick run at the end of the half catapulted Pelican Rapids to a 10 point lead, 35-25. A costly turnover turned into points at the buzzer when Torres hit the easy layup. The momentum switch was evident at the start of the second half. Pelican Rapids scored the first 17 points, busting the game open. Herrmann stopped the bleeding momentarily, ending the Vikings’ scoring streak to start the half. The Vikings eventually stretched the lead out to as many as 30 points, 60-30, before Perham cut back into the lead in the closing minutes of the contest, eventually falling, 68-48. The Yellowjackets fall to 3-1 overall on the season and 0-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Pelican Rapids earns its first win of the season. The Vikings improve to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Next action for Perham is on the road against HOL rival, Barnesville. The teams tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Barnesville. The Yellowjackets return home on Saturday when they take on New York Mills at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. Last year, the Yellowjackets used a strong second half in earning a 61-46 victory over the Eagles. Maria Rutten led the way for Perham with 14 points, while Amy Scheidecker finished with 11. The Yellowjackets led by two at the half last year, before opening the game up in the second half by outscoring the Eagles by 13. Lydia Rutten and Ellie Rutten finished in double figures with 14 points each in the loss for the Eagles. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2192541","attributes":{"alt":"Maria Rutten","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Maria Rutten","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] PLR 35-33-68PER 25-23-48 PLR-Brianna Harthun 2, Mackenzie Korf 21, Kristen Haiby 2, Grace Forsgren 10, Grace Johnson 2, Kaylie Isamen 13, Hally Evenson 3, Adriana Torres 133-point goals-Korf 3, Forsgren, IsamanPER- Marina Reese 2, Amy Scheidecker 6, Josie Beachy 2, Ashley Zitzow 1, Amber Thompson 5, Maria Rutten 5, Sara Herrmann 10, Gabby DeBoer 15, Jadyn Benedict 23-point goals-Thompson, RuttenPerham-The Pelican Rapids Viking girls basketball team broke open a close game with a 25-5 run, starting the second half as they earned a 68-48 Heart O’Lakes Conference victory over the Perham Yellowjackets at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium on Dec. 8.Four Vikings players finished in double figures, snapping the Perham season-opening three game winning streak and spoiling the 2015-16 home opener for the Yellowjackets. Senior Mackenzie Korf led the charge for Pelican Rapids. She finished with a game high of 21 points and hit on three 3-pointers in the win. Her play at guard helped open up the floor for the inside game, which Adrianna Torres took advantage of. Torres finished with 13 points. Kaylie Isamen added 13 points as well and Grace Forsgren finished with 10 points for the Vikings in the road win. Gabby DeBoer led the way for Perham. DeBoer finished the game with 15 points. Sara Herrmann added 10 for the Yellowjackets. Forsgren and Korf put the Vikings ahead early. The duo hit back-to-back 3-pointers, starting the Vikings off on an early 6-0 run.The Yellowjackets closed back to within four points multiple times in the first half. They had first half success with DeBoer driving into the lane. Nine of DeBoer’s 15 points came in the first half.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2192539","attributes":{"alt":"Josie Beachy","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Josie Beachy","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Every time the Yellowjackets would narrow the gap, the Vikings would answer with a quick run. After cutting it to four points, Torres hit a jumper inside and Isamen nailed a 3-pointer, stretching the lead back to nine. Perham worked back and cut it down to four points after Herrmann hit the glass hard for a basket, making it 24-20. A quick run at the end of the half catapulted Pelican Rapids to a 10 point lead, 35-25. A costly turnover turned into points at the buzzer when Torres hit the easy layup. The momentum switch was evident at the start of the second half. Pelican Rapids scored the first 17 points, busting the game open. Herrmann stopped the bleeding momentarily, ending the Vikings’ scoring streak to start the half. The Vikings eventually stretched the lead out to as many as 30 points, 60-30, before Perham cut back into the lead in the closing minutes of the contest, eventually falling, 68-48. The Yellowjackets fall to 3-1 overall on the season and 0-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Pelican Rapids earns its first win of the season. The Vikings improve to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Next action for Perham is on the road against HOL rival, Barnesville. The teams tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Barnesville. The Yellowjackets return home on Saturday when they take on New York Mills at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. Last year, the Yellowjackets used a strong second half in earning a 61-46 victory over the Eagles. Maria Rutten led the way for Perham with 14 points, while Amy Scheidecker finished with 11. The Yellowjackets led by two at the half last year, before opening the game up in the second half by outscoring the Eagles by 13. Lydia Rutten and Ellie Rutten finished in double figures with 14 points each in the loss for the Eagles. 
 PLR 35-33-68PER 25-23-48 PLR-Brianna Harthun 2, Mackenzie Korf 21, Kristen Haiby 2, Grace Forsgren 10, Grace Johnson 2, Kaylie Isamen 13, Hally Evenson 3, Adriana Torres 133-point goals-Korf 3, Forsgren, IsamanPER- Marina Reese 2, Amy Scheidecker 6, Josie Beachy 2, Ashley Zitzow 1, Amber Thompson 5, Maria Rutten 5, Sara Herrmann 10, Gabby DeBoer 15, Jadyn Benedict 23-point goals-Thompson, Rutten

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Perham's Janie Wunderlich gets around Pelican Rapids' Grace Forsgren on her way to the hoop. Jason Groth/FOCUS

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