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Perham rolls Frazee in 8AA opener

The Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team wasted little time in taking control of its Section 8AA first round contest with the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets hit from inside, outside and all over the floor in picking up a 92-27 victory over...

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Reid Moser and Jenson Beachy swarm Frazee's Chris Hughes during the first half of their Section 8AA first round contest. The Yellowjacket defense limited Frazee to just 27 points. Jason Groth/FOCUS

The Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team wasted little time in taking control of its Section 8AA first round contest with the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets hit from inside, outside and all over the floor in picking up a 92-27 victory over the Hornets on March 9 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. “I thought our energy, our passion, our enthusiasm and all of those little intangible things were extremely high,” Perham head coach Dave Cresap said. “We came out and defended like warriors. We made it tough for them to get a shot off. If we do that, we are pretty tough to beat, because we can score some points. “The ball was going in and we got what we wanted. I’m very happy, not only with the win, but how we came out with a lot of energy and a lot of passion. That’s contagious and everybody got onto it.” The Yellowjackets were led by four players in double figures. It was a balanced scoring night as the team hit on 62 percent (39 of 62) of their shots from the field, while connecting on 42 percent of their 3-pointers (12 of 28) in the win. Jenson Beachy finished with 18 points, while Logan Richter added 16 points. Reid Moser finished with 14 points, while Martin LaFond added 11.
The Yellowjackets blistering start came from the posts inside with Richter and Aaron Solberg setting the tone inside. If they weren’t making shots, they were grabbing rebounds and altering shots. Richter finished with 16 points and eight boards, while Solberg added six points, nine boards and three blocks. “Our inside guys were ready to go, all four of them. Logan and Aaron really got us going. Logan got to the basket early and finished early. It really got things going,” Cresap said. “Aaron was relentless on the glass. We stressed all week that we have to get the ball inside, because you go inside, the ball can come outside and give you easy looks. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214067","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"388"}}]] “I was very pleased with all of them. Colton Kostynick and John LaFond came in and did an outstanding job. They never let up and our third string guys came in with Seth Johnson and Dawson Stevens. It was really an outstanding effort by everyone.” The Yellowjackets established their game plan early and had good ball movement throughout the game. The interior presence opened up the floor for Beachy, Moser, LaFond and Jeziorski. Beachy and Moser hit four 3-pointers each in the game for the Yellowjackets. Perham’s defense was on point as well, holding the Hornets to just five points in the first half. The Hornets were 28 percent from the field. That allowed the Yellowjackets to break things open, scoring 51 points in the first half. The Yellowjackets improve to 25-2 overall, while the Hornets end their season with a 1-24 record overall. The Yellowjackets advance to take on the Barnesville Trojans on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Concordia-Moorhead in the Section 8AA Quarterfinals. The Trojans advanced with a 64-50 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels. It will be the third matchup for the two HOL rivals with Perham holding the edge during the regular season. The Yellowjackets swept the regular season series, 70-36 and 64-35. “Barnesville might try to slow the tempo down a lot,” Cresap said. “They might slow the game down and keep it low scoring, which can be good and bad. We have to stay solid, stay true to our assignments defensively, not gamble and we should be alright there. I think our size could be a problem for them inside, but you never know if the ball is going in again. It’s a different atmosphere at Concordia. We have to be ready to play.” [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214068","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"332"}}]] The first round featured a pair of upsets. Warroad, the No. 12 seed, defeated Roseau, the No. 5 seed, 63-61. Pelican Rapids, the No. 13 seed, defeated Staples-Motley, the No. 4 seed, 69-58.  Breckenridge opened with a first round Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, while Wadena-Deer Creek defeated East Grand Forks, 90-84. Hawley rolled to a 70-84 victory over Bagley, while Crookston defeated Park Rapids, 46-34. Other quarterfinal games include Warroad squaring off with Pelican Rapids at 4:15 p.m., while Breckenridge will take on Wadena-Deer Creek at 6 p.m. Hawley closes out with Crookston at 7:30 p.m.   FRA 5 22--27 PER 51 41--92 FRA- Chris Hughes 7, Cole Fleisher 6, Dustin Parsons 3, Christian Weldon 2, Jonathan Hoffmann 5, Anthony Santos 2, Isaac Courneya 2 3-point goals- Fleisher 2, Hoffmann PER-Aaron Solberg 6, Reid Moser 14, Jenson Beachy 18, Martin LaFond 11, Josh Jeziorski 7, Ben Winkels 2, Seth Johnson 3, Ryan Roses 3, Dawson Stevens 7, Logan Richter 16, Colton Kostynick 5 3-point goals- Moser 4, Beachy 4, LaFond, Jeziorski, Roses, StevensThe Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team wasted little time in taking control of its Section 8AA first round contest with the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets hit from inside, outside and all over the floor in picking up a 92-27 victory over the Hornets on March 9 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. “I thought our energy, our passion, our enthusiasm and all of those little intangible things were extremely high,” Perham head coach Dave Cresap said. “We came out and defended like warriors. We made it tough for them to get a shot off. If we do that, we are pretty tough to beat, because we can score some points. “The ball was going in and we got what we wanted. I’m very happy, not only with the win, but how we came out with a lot of energy and a lot of passion. That’s contagious and everybody got onto it.” The Yellowjackets were led by four players in double figures. It was a balanced scoring night as the team hit on 62 percent (39 of 62) of their shots from the field, while connecting on 42 percent of their 3-pointers (12 of 28) in the win. Jenson Beachy finished with 18 points, while Logan Richter added 16 points. Reid Moser finished with 14 points, while Martin LaFond added 11. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214065","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"351"}}]] The Yellowjackets blistering start came from the posts inside with Richter and Aaron Solberg setting the tone inside. If they weren’t making shots, they were grabbing rebounds and altering shots. Richter finished with 16 points and eight boards, while Solberg added six points, nine boards and three blocks. “Our inside guys were ready to go, all four of them. Logan and Aaron really got us going. Logan got to the basket early and finished early. It really got things going,” Cresap said. “Aaron was relentless on the glass. We stressed all week that we have to get the ball inside, because you go inside, the ball can come outside and give you easy looks.
“I was very pleased with all of them. Colton Kostynick and John LaFond came in and did an outstanding job. They never let up and our third string guys came in with Seth Johnson and Dawson Stevens. It was really an outstanding effort by everyone.” The Yellowjackets established their game plan early and had good ball movement throughout the game. The interior presence opened up the floor for Beachy, Moser, LaFond and Jeziorski. Beachy and Moser hit four 3-pointers each in the game for the Yellowjackets. Perham’s defense was on point as well, holding the Hornets to just five points in the first half. The Hornets were 28 percent from the field. That allowed the Yellowjackets to break things open, scoring 51 points in the first half. The Yellowjackets improve to 25-2 overall, while the Hornets end their season with a 1-24 record overall. The Yellowjackets advance to take on the Barnesville Trojans on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Concordia-Moorhead in the Section 8AA Quarterfinals. The Trojans advanced with a 64-50 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels. It will be the third matchup for the two HOL rivals with Perham holding the edge during the regular season. The Yellowjackets swept the regular season series, 70-36 and 64-35. “Barnesville might try to slow the tempo down a lot,” Cresap said. “They might slow the game down and keep it low scoring, which can be good and bad. We have to stay solid, stay true to our assignments defensively, not gamble and we should be alright there. I think our size could be a problem for them inside, but you never know if the ball is going in again. It’s a different atmosphere at Concordia. We have to be ready to play.” [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214068","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"332"}}]] The first round featured a pair of upsets. Warroad, the No. 12 seed, defeated Roseau, the No. 5 seed, 63-61. Pelican Rapids, the No. 13 seed, defeated Staples-Motley, the No. 4 seed, 69-58.  Breckenridge opened with a first round Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, while Wadena-Deer Creek defeated East Grand Forks, 90-84. Hawley rolled to a 70-84 victory over Bagley, while Crookston defeated Park Rapids, 46-34. Other quarterfinal games include Warroad squaring off with Pelican Rapids at 4:15 p.m., while Breckenridge will take on Wadena-Deer Creek at 6 p.m. Hawley closes out with Crookston at 7:30 p.m.   FRA 5 22--27 PER 51 41--92 FRA- Chris Hughes 7, Cole Fleisher 6, Dustin Parsons 3, Christian Weldon 2, Jonathan Hoffmann 5, Anthony Santos 2, Isaac Courneya 2 3-point goals- Fleisher 2, Hoffmann PER-Aaron Solberg 6, Reid Moser 14, Jenson Beachy 18, Martin LaFond 11, Josh Jeziorski 7, Ben Winkels 2, Seth Johnson 3, Ryan Roses 3, Dawson Stevens 7, Logan Richter 16, Colton Kostynick 5 3-point goals- Moser 4, Beachy 4, LaFond, Jeziorski, Roses, StevensThe Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team wasted little time in taking control of its Section 8AA first round contest with the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets hit from inside, outside and all over the floor in picking up a 92-27 victory over the Hornets on March 9 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. “I thought our energy, our passion, our enthusiasm and all of those little intangible things were extremely high,” Perham head coach Dave Cresap said. “We came out and defended like warriors. We made it tough for them to get a shot off. If we do that, we are pretty tough to beat, because we can score some points. “The ball was going in and we got what we wanted. I’m very happy, not only with the win, but how we came out with a lot of energy and a lot of passion. That’s contagious and everybody got onto it.” The Yellowjackets were led by four players in double figures. It was a balanced scoring night as the team hit on 62 percent (39 of 62) of their shots from the field, while connecting on 42 percent of their 3-pointers (12 of 28) in the win. Jenson Beachy finished with 18 points, while Logan Richter added 16 points. Reid Moser finished with 14 points, while Martin LaFond added 11. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214065","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"351"}}]] The Yellowjackets blistering start came from the posts inside with Richter and Aaron Solberg setting the tone inside. If they weren’t making shots, they were grabbing rebounds and altering shots. Richter finished with 16 points and eight boards, while Solberg added six points, nine boards and three blocks. “Our inside guys were ready to go, all four of them. Logan and Aaron really got us going. Logan got to the basket early and finished early. It really got things going,” Cresap said. “Aaron was relentless on the glass. We stressed all week that we have to get the ball inside, because you go inside, the ball can come outside and give you easy looks. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214067","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"388"}}]] “I was very pleased with all of them. Colton Kostynick and John LaFond came in and did an outstanding job. They never let up and our third string guys came in with Seth Johnson and Dawson Stevens. It was really an outstanding effort by everyone.” The Yellowjackets established their game plan early and had good ball movement throughout the game. The interior presence opened up the floor for Beachy, Moser, LaFond and Jeziorski. Beachy and Moser hit four 3-pointers each in the game for the Yellowjackets. Perham’s defense was on point as well, holding the Hornets to just five points in the first half. The Hornets were 28 percent from the field. That allowed the Yellowjackets to break things open, scoring 51 points in the first half. The Yellowjackets improve to 25-2 overall, while the Hornets end their season with a 1-24 record overall. The Yellowjackets advance to take on the Barnesville Trojans on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Concordia-Moorhead in the Section 8AA Quarterfinals. The Trojans advanced with a 64-50 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels. It will be the third matchup for the two HOL rivals with Perham holding the edge during the regular season. The Yellowjackets swept the regular season series, 70-36 and 64-35. “Barnesville might try to slow the tempo down a lot,” Cresap said. “They might slow the game down and keep it low scoring, which can be good and bad. We have to stay solid, stay true to our assignments defensively, not gamble and we should be alright there. I think our size could be a problem for them inside, but you never know if the ball is going in again. It’s a different atmosphere at Concordia. We have to be ready to play.”
The first round featured a pair of upsets. Warroad, the No. 12 seed, defeated Roseau, the No. 5 seed, 63-61. Pelican Rapids, the No. 13 seed, defeated Staples-Motley, the No. 4 seed, 69-58.  Breckenridge opened with a first round Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, while Wadena-Deer Creek defeated East Grand Forks, 90-84. Hawley rolled to a 70-84 victory over Bagley, while Crookston defeated Park Rapids, 46-34. Other quarterfinal games include Warroad squaring off with Pelican Rapids at 4:15 p.m., while Breckenridge will take on Wadena-Deer Creek at 6 p.m. Hawley closes out with Crookston at 7:30 p.m.   FRA 5 22--27 PER 51 41--92 FRA- Chris Hughes 7, Cole Fleisher 6, Dustin Parsons 3, Christian Weldon 2, Jonathan Hoffmann 5, Anthony Santos 2, Isaac Courneya 2 3-point goals- Fleisher 2, Hoffmann PER-Aaron Solberg 6, Reid Moser 14, Jenson Beachy 18, Martin LaFond 11, Josh Jeziorski 7, Ben Winkels 2, Seth Johnson 3, Ryan Roses 3, Dawson Stevens 7, Logan Richter 16, Colton Kostynick 5 3-point goals- Moser 4, Beachy 4, LaFond, Jeziorski, Roses, StevensThe Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team wasted little time in taking control of its Section 8AA first round contest with the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets hit from inside, outside and all over the floor in picking up a 92-27 victory over the Hornets on March 9 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. “I thought our energy, our passion, our enthusiasm and all of those little intangible things were extremely high,” Perham head coach Dave Cresap said. “We came out and defended like warriors. We made it tough for them to get a shot off. If we do that, we are pretty tough to beat, because we can score some points.“The ball was going in and we got what we wanted. I’m very happy, not only with the win, but how we came out with a lot of energy and a lot of passion. That’s contagious and everybody got onto it.”The Yellowjackets were led by four players in double figures. It was a balanced scoring night as the team hit on 62 percent (39 of 62) of their shots from the field, while connecting on 42 percent of their 3-pointers (12 of 28) in the win. Jenson Beachy finished with 18 points, while Logan Richter added 16 points. Reid Moser finished with 14 points, while Martin LaFond added 11.
The Yellowjackets blistering start came from the posts inside with Richter and Aaron Solberg setting the tone inside. If they weren’t making shots, they were grabbing rebounds and altering shots. Richter finished with 16 points and eight boards, while Solberg added six points, nine boards and three blocks. “Our inside guys were ready to go, all four of them. Logan and Aaron really got us going. Logan got to the basket early and finished early. It really got things going,” Cresap said. “Aaron was relentless on the glass. We stressed all week that we have to get the ball inside, because you go inside, the ball can come outside and give you easy looks.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214067","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"388"}}]]“I was very pleased with all of them. Colton Kostynick and John LaFond came in and did an outstanding job. They never let up and our third string guys came in with Seth Johnson and Dawson Stevens. It was really an outstanding effort by everyone.”The Yellowjackets established their game plan early and had good ball movement throughout the game. The interior presence opened up the floor for Beachy, Moser, LaFond and Jeziorski. Beachy and Moser hit four 3-pointers each in the game for the Yellowjackets. Perham’s defense was on point as well, holding the Hornets to just five points in the first half. The Hornets were 28 percent from the field. That allowed the Yellowjackets to break things open, scoring 51 points in the first half. The Yellowjackets improve to 25-2 overall, while the Hornets end their season with a 1-24 record overall. The Yellowjackets advance to take on the Barnesville Trojans on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Concordia-Moorhead in the Section 8AA Quarterfinals. The Trojans advanced with a 64-50 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels. It will be the third matchup for the two HOL rivals with Perham holding the edge during the regular season. The Yellowjackets swept the regular season series, 70-36 and 64-35. “Barnesville might try to slow the tempo down a lot,” Cresap said. “They might slow the game down and keep it low scoring, which can be good and bad. We have to stay solid, stay true to our assignments defensively, not gamble and we should be alright there. I think our size could be a problem for them inside, but you never know if the ball is going in again. It’s a different atmosphere at Concordia. We have to be ready to play.”[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214068","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"332"}}]]The first round featured a pair of upsets. Warroad, the No. 12 seed, defeated Roseau, the No. 5 seed, 63-61. Pelican Rapids, the No. 13 seed, defeated Staples-Motley, the No. 4 seed, 69-58.  Breckenridge opened with a first round Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, while Wadena-Deer Creek defeated East Grand Forks, 90-84. Hawley rolled to a 70-84 victory over Bagley, while Crookston defeated Park Rapids, 46-34. Other quarterfinal games include Warroad squaring off with Pelican Rapids at 4:15 p.m., while Breckenridge will take on Wadena-Deer Creek at 6 p.m. Hawley closes out with Crookston at 7:30 p.m.  FRA 5 22--27PER 51 41--92FRA- Chris Hughes 7, Cole Fleisher 6, Dustin Parsons 3, Christian Weldon 2, Jonathan Hoffmann 5, Anthony Santos 2, Isaac Courneya 23-point goals- Fleisher 2, HoffmannPER-Aaron Solberg 6, Reid Moser 14, Jenson Beachy 18, Martin LaFond 11, Josh Jeziorski 7, Ben Winkels 2, Seth Johnson 3, Ryan Roses 3, Dawson Stevens 7, Logan Richter 16, Colton Kostynick 53-point goals- Moser 4, Beachy 4, LaFond, Jeziorski, Roses, StevensThe Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team wasted little time in taking control of its Section 8AA first round contest with the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets hit from inside, outside and all over the floor in picking up a 92-27 victory over the Hornets on March 9 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. “I thought our energy, our passion, our enthusiasm and all of those little intangible things were extremely high,” Perham head coach Dave Cresap said. “We came out and defended like warriors. We made it tough for them to get a shot off. If we do that, we are pretty tough to beat, because we can score some points.“The ball was going in and we got what we wanted. I’m very happy, not only with the win, but how we came out with a lot of energy and a lot of passion. That’s contagious and everybody got onto it.”The Yellowjackets were led by four players in double figures. It was a balanced scoring night as the team hit on 62 percent (39 of 62) of their shots from the field, while connecting on 42 percent of their 3-pointers (12 of 28) in the win. Jenson Beachy finished with 18 points, while Logan Richter added 16 points. Reid Moser finished with 14 points, while Martin LaFond added 11.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214065","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"351"}}]]The Yellowjackets blistering start came from the posts inside with Richter and Aaron Solberg setting the tone inside. If they weren’t making shots, they were grabbing rebounds and altering shots. Richter finished with 16 points and eight boards, while Solberg added six points, nine boards and three blocks. “Our inside guys were ready to go, all four of them. Logan and Aaron really got us going. Logan got to the basket early and finished early. It really got things going,” Cresap said. “Aaron was relentless on the glass. We stressed all week that we have to get the ball inside, because you go inside, the ball can come outside and give you easy looks.
“I was very pleased with all of them. Colton Kostynick and John LaFond came in and did an outstanding job. They never let up and our third string guys came in with Seth Johnson and Dawson Stevens. It was really an outstanding effort by everyone.”The Yellowjackets established their game plan early and had good ball movement throughout the game. The interior presence opened up the floor for Beachy, Moser, LaFond and Jeziorski. Beachy and Moser hit four 3-pointers each in the game for the Yellowjackets. Perham’s defense was on point as well, holding the Hornets to just five points in the first half. The Hornets were 28 percent from the field. That allowed the Yellowjackets to break things open, scoring 51 points in the first half. The Yellowjackets improve to 25-2 overall, while the Hornets end their season with a 1-24 record overall. The Yellowjackets advance to take on the Barnesville Trojans on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Concordia-Moorhead in the Section 8AA Quarterfinals. The Trojans advanced with a 64-50 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels. It will be the third matchup for the two HOL rivals with Perham holding the edge during the regular season. The Yellowjackets swept the regular season series, 70-36 and 64-35. “Barnesville might try to slow the tempo down a lot,” Cresap said. “They might slow the game down and keep it low scoring, which can be good and bad. We have to stay solid, stay true to our assignments defensively, not gamble and we should be alright there. I think our size could be a problem for them inside, but you never know if the ball is going in again. It’s a different atmosphere at Concordia. We have to be ready to play.”[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214068","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"332"}}]]The first round featured a pair of upsets. Warroad, the No. 12 seed, defeated Roseau, the No. 5 seed, 63-61. Pelican Rapids, the No. 13 seed, defeated Staples-Motley, the No. 4 seed, 69-58.  Breckenridge opened with a first round Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, while Wadena-Deer Creek defeated East Grand Forks, 90-84. Hawley rolled to a 70-84 victory over Bagley, while Crookston defeated Park Rapids, 46-34. Other quarterfinal games include Warroad squaring off with Pelican Rapids at 4:15 p.m., while Breckenridge will take on Wadena-Deer Creek at 6 p.m. Hawley closes out with Crookston at 7:30 p.m.  FRA 5 22--27PER 51 41--92FRA- Chris Hughes 7, Cole Fleisher 6, Dustin Parsons 3, Christian Weldon 2, Jonathan Hoffmann 5, Anthony Santos 2, Isaac Courneya 23-point goals- Fleisher 2, HoffmannPER-Aaron Solberg 6, Reid Moser 14, Jenson Beachy 18, Martin LaFond 11, Josh Jeziorski 7, Ben Winkels 2, Seth Johnson 3, Ryan Roses 3, Dawson Stevens 7, Logan Richter 16, Colton Kostynick 53-point goals- Moser 4, Beachy 4, LaFond, Jeziorski, Roses, StevensThe Perham Yellowjacket boys basketball team wasted little time in taking control of its Section 8AA first round contest with the Frazee Hornets. The Yellowjackets hit from inside, outside and all over the floor in picking up a 92-27 victory over the Hornets on March 9 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. “I thought our energy, our passion, our enthusiasm and all of those little intangible things were extremely high,” Perham head coach Dave Cresap said. “We came out and defended like warriors. We made it tough for them to get a shot off. If we do that, we are pretty tough to beat, because we can score some points.“The ball was going in and we got what we wanted. I’m very happy, not only with the win, but how we came out with a lot of energy and a lot of passion. That’s contagious and everybody got onto it.”The Yellowjackets were led by four players in double figures. It was a balanced scoring night as the team hit on 62 percent (39 of 62) of their shots from the field, while connecting on 42 percent of their 3-pointers (12 of 28) in the win. Jenson Beachy finished with 18 points, while Logan Richter added 16 points. Reid Moser finished with 14 points, while Martin LaFond added 11.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214065","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"351"}}]]The Yellowjackets blistering start came from the posts inside with Richter and Aaron Solberg setting the tone inside. If they weren’t making shots, they were grabbing rebounds and altering shots. Richter finished with 16 points and eight boards, while Solberg added six points, nine boards and three blocks. “Our inside guys were ready to go, all four of them. Logan and Aaron really got us going. Logan got to the basket early and finished early. It really got things going,” Cresap said. “Aaron was relentless on the glass. We stressed all week that we have to get the ball inside, because you go inside, the ball can come outside and give you easy looks.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3214067","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"388"}}]]“I was very pleased with all of them. Colton Kostynick and John LaFond came in and did an outstanding job. They never let up and our third string guys came in with Seth Johnson and Dawson Stevens. It was really an outstanding effort by everyone.”The Yellowjackets established their game plan early and had good ball movement throughout the game. The interior presence opened up the floor for Beachy, Moser, LaFond and Jeziorski. Beachy and Moser hit four 3-pointers each in the game for the Yellowjackets. Perham’s defense was on point as well, holding the Hornets to just five points in the first half. The Hornets were 28 percent from the field. That allowed the Yellowjackets to break things open, scoring 51 points in the first half. The Yellowjackets improve to 25-2 overall, while the Hornets end their season with a 1-24 record overall. The Yellowjackets advance to take on the Barnesville Trojans on Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Concordia-Moorhead in the Section 8AA Quarterfinals. The Trojans advanced with a 64-50 victory over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels. It will be the third matchup for the two HOL rivals with Perham holding the edge during the regular season. The Yellowjackets swept the regular season series, 70-36 and 64-35. “Barnesville might try to slow the tempo down a lot,” Cresap said. “They might slow the game down and keep it low scoring, which can be good and bad. We have to stay solid, stay true to our assignments defensively, not gamble and we should be alright there. I think our size could be a problem for them inside, but you never know if the ball is going in again. It’s a different atmosphere at Concordia. We have to be ready to play.”
The first round featured a pair of upsets. Warroad, the No. 12 seed, defeated Roseau, the No. 5 seed, 63-61. Pelican Rapids, the No. 13 seed, defeated Staples-Motley, the No. 4 seed, 69-58.  Breckenridge opened with a first round Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, while Wadena-Deer Creek defeated East Grand Forks, 90-84. Hawley rolled to a 70-84 victory over Bagley, while Crookston defeated Park Rapids, 46-34. Other quarterfinal games include Warroad squaring off with Pelican Rapids at 4:15 p.m., while Breckenridge will take on Wadena-Deer Creek at 6 p.m. Hawley closes out with Crookston at 7:30 p.m.  FRA 5 22--27PER 51 41--92FRA- Chris Hughes 7, Cole Fleisher 6, Dustin Parsons 3, Christian Weldon 2, Jonathan Hoffmann 5, Anthony Santos 2, Isaac Courneya 23-point goals- Fleisher 2, HoffmannPER-Aaron Solberg 6, Reid Moser 14, Jenson Beachy 18, Martin LaFond 11, Josh Jeziorski 7, Ben Winkels 2, Seth Johnson 3, Ryan Roses 3, Dawson Stevens 7, Logan Richter 16, Colton Kostynick 53-point goals- Moser 4, Beachy 4, LaFond, Jeziorski, Roses, Stevens

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