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GBB: Perham extends streak with convincing win over Hawley

Perham-Janie Wunderlich hit from the outside, while Sara Herrmann hit along the baseline, combining for 37 of the team's 59 points, helping the Yellowjackets to a 59-35 victory over the Hawley Nuggets in the Heart O'Lakes Conference at the Prairi...

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Perham's Sara Herrmann drives to the bucket against Hawley's Marissa Thompson. Jason Groth/FOCUS

Perham-Janie Wunderlich hit from the outside, while Sara Herrmann hit along the baseline, combining for 37 of the team’s 59 points, helping the Yellowjackets to a 59-35 victory over the Hawley Nuggets in the Heart O’Lakes Conference at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium in Perham.  Wins in the past against Hawley have been tough to come by against the Nuggets, but the Yellowjackets set the tone early on their way to the big victory.
“It was a nice win. Wins have been hard to come by over the years against Hawley. Anytime you play against them, you know you are going to get a good defensive effort from them,” Perham Head Coach T.J. Super said. “We knew what we had to do to beat them. We came out with a game plan and for the first time this year, we executed it the entire game. I’m really proud of the girls to do that.” Wunderlich finished with a game high of 19 points, while Herrmann added 18 points. Wunderlich caught fire in the first half from the 3-point line. She hit four of the team’s seven 3-points, hitting three in the first half. “I have been struggling with my 3-point shooting, but I have been working on it a lot after practice,” Wunderlich said. “I am hoping that it is going to start to pay off for me.” Marina Reese, Josie Beachy and Amy Seheidecker hit first half 3-pointers as well, helping the Yellowjackets build up a 15 point first half lead. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2249624","attributes":{"alt":"Marina Reese","class":"media-image","height":"405","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] While the outside was heating up for the Yellowjackets, they were able to attack inside against the Hawley zone. The Yellowjackets showed patience with crisp passes, looking for the wide open shot.  “We played as a team the whole game. We focused on getting it (the ball) in and out and around the perimeter,” Herrmann said. “I thought we did a good job on that.” That open shot came from the baseline from Herrmann. Herrmann made a living hitting short baseline jumpers against the Nugget defense on Thursday. “I knew there were some tall girls inside, so I had to do something different,” Herrmann said. “I just found the baseline and shot it from there.” The Nuggets have struggled out of the blocks, but still feature Heart O’ Lakes Conference MVP, Mira Ellefson. The Yellowjackets held her to 11 points and was the second leading scorer for the Nuggets. “We had a focus of coming in and focusing on Mira Ellefson, because we knew she had a lot of power,” Wunderlich said. “She was the Most Valuable Player of the conference last year; we knew we had to focus on her. We did a good job of double teaming her in the paint when we needed too.” One of the keys for the Yellowjacket was their ability to handle Hawley’s 1-3-1 zone. The Yellowjackets took advantage with strong guard play at the top of the key. “I thought Amy Scheidecker handled that phenomenally with a nice ball fake, attacking that gap and making good decisions,” Super said. “The girls really moved the ball well and are just strong with the ball. That was good to see.” The Yellowjackets used a 9-0 run to turn around an early 3-point deficit in the first half. The run gave Perham a 12-6 lead and they pushed that lead to double digits quickly in the first half. The Yellowjackets led 33-18 at the break. Perham maintained that consistent play throughout the second half, using good patience to work down the clock in maintaining the double digit lead. Marissa Thompson led the way for Hawley. She finished with 13 points, while Ellefson added 11. The Yellowjackets improve to 10-2 overall and 2-2 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Perham extended its winning streak to seven games as well with the win. The Yellowjackets return to the floor with another HOL clash when they travel to Frazee to take on the Hornets. The Hornets and the Yellowjackets tip off on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frazee High School.   HAW 18-17-35 PER 33-26-59   HAW-Jordan Byklum 2, Marissa Thompson 13, Sarah Lundstrom 2, Mira Ellefson 11, Paige Thompson 6 3-point goals-Thompson 2, Ellefson   PER- Marina Reese 3, Amy Scheidecker 3, Josie Beachy 5, Janie Wunderlich 19, Sara Herrmann 18, Gabby DeBoer 7, Serena Langen 2, Jadyn Benedict 2 3-point goals- Reese, Scheidecker, Beachy, Wunderlich 4Perham-Janie Wunderlich hit from the outside, while Sara Herrmann hit along the baseline, combining for 37 of the team’s 59 points, helping the Yellowjackets to a 59-35 victory over the Hawley Nuggets in the Heart O’Lakes Conference at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium in Perham.  Wins in the past against Hawley have been tough to come by against the Nuggets, but the Yellowjackets set the tone early on their way to the big victory. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2249623","attributes":{"alt":"Janie Wunderlich","class":"media-image","height":"396","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] “It was a nice win. Wins have been hard to come by over the years against Hawley. Anytime you play against them, you know you are going to get a good defensive effort from them,” Perham Head Coach T.J. Super said. “We knew what we had to do to beat them. We came out with a game plan and for the first time this year, we executed it the entire game. I’m really proud of the girls to do that.” Wunderlich finished with a game high of 19 points, while Herrmann added 18 points. Wunderlich caught fire in the first half from the 3-point line. She hit four of the team’s seven 3-points, hitting three in the first half. “I have been struggling with my 3-point shooting, but I have been working on it a lot after practice,” Wunderlich said. “I am hoping that it is going to start to pay off for me.” Marina Reese, Josie Beachy and Amy Seheidecker hit first half 3-pointers as well, helping the Yellowjackets build up a 15 point first half lead.
While the outside was heating up for the Yellowjackets, they were able to attack inside against the Hawley zone. The Yellowjackets showed patience with crisp passes, looking for the wide open shot.  “We played as a team the whole game. We focused on getting it (the ball) in and out and around the perimeter,” Herrmann said. “I thought we did a good job on that.” That open shot came from the baseline from Herrmann. Herrmann made a living hitting short baseline jumpers against the Nugget defense on Thursday. “I knew there were some tall girls inside, so I had to do something different,” Herrmann said. “I just found the baseline and shot it from there.” The Nuggets have struggled out of the blocks, but still feature Heart O’ Lakes Conference MVP, Mira Ellefson. The Yellowjackets held her to 11 points and was the second leading scorer for the Nuggets. “We had a focus of coming in and focusing on Mira Ellefson, because we knew she had a lot of power,” Wunderlich said. “She was the Most Valuable Player of the conference last year; we knew we had to focus on her. We did a good job of double teaming her in the paint when we needed too.” One of the keys for the Yellowjacket was their ability to handle Hawley’s 1-3-1 zone. The Yellowjackets took advantage with strong guard play at the top of the key. “I thought Amy Scheidecker handled that phenomenally with a nice ball fake, attacking that gap and making good decisions,” Super said. “The girls really moved the ball well and are just strong with the ball. That was good to see.” The Yellowjackets used a 9-0 run to turn around an early 3-point deficit in the first half. The run gave Perham a 12-6 lead and they pushed that lead to double digits quickly in the first half. The Yellowjackets led 33-18 at the break. Perham maintained that consistent play throughout the second half, using good patience to work down the clock in maintaining the double digit lead. Marissa Thompson led the way for Hawley. She finished with 13 points, while Ellefson added 11. The Yellowjackets improve to 10-2 overall and 2-2 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Perham extended its winning streak to seven games as well with the win. The Yellowjackets return to the floor with another HOL clash when they travel to Frazee to take on the Hornets. The Hornets and the Yellowjackets tip off on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frazee High School.   HAW 18-17-35 PER 33-26-59   HAW-Jordan Byklum 2, Marissa Thompson 13, Sarah Lundstrom 2, Mira Ellefson 11, Paige Thompson 6 3-point goals-Thompson 2, Ellefson   PER- Marina Reese 3, Amy Scheidecker 3, Josie Beachy 5, Janie Wunderlich 19, Sara Herrmann 18, Gabby DeBoer 7, Serena Langen 2, Jadyn Benedict 2 3-point goals- Reese, Scheidecker, Beachy, Wunderlich 4Perham-Janie Wunderlich hit from the outside, while Sara Herrmann hit along the baseline, combining for 37 of the team’s 59 points, helping the Yellowjackets to a 59-35 victory over the Hawley Nuggets in the Heart O’Lakes Conference at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium in Perham. Wins in the past against Hawley have been tough to come by against the Nuggets, but the Yellowjackets set the tone early on their way to the big victory.
“It was a nice win. Wins have been hard to come by over the years against Hawley. Anytime you play against them, you know you are going to get a good defensive effort from them,” Perham Head Coach T.J. Super said. “We knew what we had to do to beat them. We came out with a game plan and for the first time this year, we executed it the entire game. I’m really proud of the girls to do that.”Wunderlich finished with a game high of 19 points, while Herrmann added 18 points. Wunderlich caught fire in the first half from the 3-point line. She hit four of the team’s seven 3-points, hitting three in the first half. “I have been struggling with my 3-point shooting, but I have been working on it a lot after practice,” Wunderlich said. “I am hoping that it is going to start to pay off for me.”Marina Reese, Josie Beachy and Amy Seheidecker hit first half 3-pointers as well, helping the Yellowjackets build up a 15 point first half lead.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2249624","attributes":{"alt":"Marina Reese","class":"media-image","height":"405","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]While the outside was heating up for the Yellowjackets, they were able to attack inside against the Hawley zone. The Yellowjackets showed patience with crisp passes, looking for the wide open shot.  “We played as a team the whole game. We focused on getting it (the ball) in and out and around the perimeter,” Herrmann said. “I thought we did a good job on that.”That open shot came from the baseline from Herrmann. Herrmann made a living hitting short baseline jumpers against the Nugget defense on Thursday. “I knew there were some tall girls inside, so I had to do something different,” Herrmann said. “I just found the baseline and shot it from there.”The Nuggets have struggled out of the blocks, but still feature Heart O’ Lakes Conference MVP, Mira Ellefson. The Yellowjackets held her to 11 points and was the second leading scorer for the Nuggets. “We had a focus of coming in and focusing on Mira Ellefson, because we knew she had a lot of power,” Wunderlich said. “She was the Most Valuable Player of the conference last year; we knew we had to focus on her. We did a good job of double teaming her in the paint when we needed too.”One of the keys for the Yellowjacket was their ability to handle Hawley’s 1-3-1 zone. The Yellowjackets took advantage with strong guard play at the top of the key.“I thought Amy Scheidecker handled that phenomenally with a nice ball fake, attacking that gap and making good decisions,” Super said. “The girls really moved the ball well and are just strong with the ball. That was good to see.”The Yellowjackets used a 9-0 run to turn around an early 3-point deficit in the first half. The run gave Perham a 12-6 lead and they pushed that lead to double digits quickly in the first half. The Yellowjackets led 33-18 at the break. Perham maintained that consistent play throughout the second half, using good patience to work down the clock in maintaining the double digit lead. Marissa Thompson led the way for Hawley. She finished with 13 points, while Ellefson added 11. The Yellowjackets improve to 10-2 overall and 2-2 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Perham extended its winning streak to seven games as well with the win. The Yellowjackets return to the floor with another HOL clash when they travel to Frazee to take on the Hornets. The Hornets and the Yellowjackets tip off on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frazee High School. HAW 18-17-35PER 33-26-59 HAW-Jordan Byklum 2, Marissa Thompson 13, Sarah Lundstrom 2, Mira Ellefson 11, Paige Thompson 63-point goals-Thompson 2, Ellefson PER- Marina Reese 3, Amy Scheidecker 3, Josie Beachy 5, Janie Wunderlich 19, Sara Herrmann 18, Gabby DeBoer 7, Serena Langen 2, Jadyn Benedict 23-point goals- Reese, Scheidecker, Beachy, Wunderlich 4Perham-Janie Wunderlich hit from the outside, while Sara Herrmann hit along the baseline, combining for 37 of the team’s 59 points, helping the Yellowjackets to a 59-35 victory over the Hawley Nuggets in the Heart O’Lakes Conference at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium in Perham. Wins in the past against Hawley have been tough to come by against the Nuggets, but the Yellowjackets set the tone early on their way to the big victory.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2249623","attributes":{"alt":"Janie Wunderlich","class":"media-image","height":"396","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]“It was a nice win. Wins have been hard to come by over the years against Hawley. Anytime you play against them, you know you are going to get a good defensive effort from them,” Perham Head Coach T.J. Super said. “We knew what we had to do to beat them. We came out with a game plan and for the first time this year, we executed it the entire game. I’m really proud of the girls to do that.”Wunderlich finished with a game high of 19 points, while Herrmann added 18 points. Wunderlich caught fire in the first half from the 3-point line. She hit four of the team’s seven 3-points, hitting three in the first half. “I have been struggling with my 3-point shooting, but I have been working on it a lot after practice,” Wunderlich said. “I am hoping that it is going to start to pay off for me.”Marina Reese, Josie Beachy and Amy Seheidecker hit first half 3-pointers as well, helping the Yellowjackets build up a 15 point first half lead.
While the outside was heating up for the Yellowjackets, they were able to attack inside against the Hawley zone. The Yellowjackets showed patience with crisp passes, looking for the wide open shot.  “We played as a team the whole game. We focused on getting it (the ball) in and out and around the perimeter,” Herrmann said. “I thought we did a good job on that.”That open shot came from the baseline from Herrmann. Herrmann made a living hitting short baseline jumpers against the Nugget defense on Thursday. “I knew there were some tall girls inside, so I had to do something different,” Herrmann said. “I just found the baseline and shot it from there.”The Nuggets have struggled out of the blocks, but still feature Heart O’ Lakes Conference MVP, Mira Ellefson. The Yellowjackets held her to 11 points and was the second leading scorer for the Nuggets. “We had a focus of coming in and focusing on Mira Ellefson, because we knew she had a lot of power,” Wunderlich said. “She was the Most Valuable Player of the conference last year; we knew we had to focus on her. We did a good job of double teaming her in the paint when we needed too.”One of the keys for the Yellowjacket was their ability to handle Hawley’s 1-3-1 zone. The Yellowjackets took advantage with strong guard play at the top of the key.“I thought Amy Scheidecker handled that phenomenally with a nice ball fake, attacking that gap and making good decisions,” Super said. “The girls really moved the ball well and are just strong with the ball. That was good to see.”The Yellowjackets used a 9-0 run to turn around an early 3-point deficit in the first half. The run gave Perham a 12-6 lead and they pushed that lead to double digits quickly in the first half. The Yellowjackets led 33-18 at the break. Perham maintained that consistent play throughout the second half, using good patience to work down the clock in maintaining the double digit lead. Marissa Thompson led the way for Hawley. She finished with 13 points, while Ellefson added 11. The Yellowjackets improve to 10-2 overall and 2-2 in the Heart O’Lakes Conference. Perham extended its winning streak to seven games as well with the win. The Yellowjackets return to the floor with another HOL clash when they travel to Frazee to take on the Hornets. The Hornets and the Yellowjackets tip off on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frazee High School. HAW 18-17-35PER 33-26-59 HAW-Jordan Byklum 2, Marissa Thompson 13, Sarah Lundstrom 2, Mira Ellefson 11, Paige Thompson 63-point goals-Thompson 2, Ellefson PER- Marina Reese 3, Amy Scheidecker 3, Josie Beachy 5, Janie Wunderlich 19, Sara Herrmann 18, Gabby DeBoer 7, Serena Langen 2, Jadyn Benedict 23-point goals- Reese, Scheidecker, Beachy, Wunderlich 4

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