Girls basketball: Jackets blowout Hawley, clinch second consecutive HOL conference title

The Perham girls basketball team extended its winning streak to 15 games after cruising past Hawley on Thursday night. The win clinched a second straight HOL title.

Perham Girls Basketball team 2022-23 HOL conference champs
The 2022-23 Heart O' Lakes Conference champions, the Perham Yellowjackets.
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HAWLEY – Every opposing Heart O’ Lakes Conference girls basketball team added a tally to the loss column after playing against Perham this season.

The Yellowjackets completed a perfect conference stint with a 69-49 victory over Hawley on Thursday night. The HOL title stays in Perham for the second season in a row and for just the third time in 31 years.

“It was a really good night,” Perham head coach TJ Super said. “The girls came out with great energy, jumped out to a big lead and never looked back. Once it became a double-digit lead, I don’t think it ever got less than 15 or so. Overall, the only area we struggled a bit was with turnovers, but that kept getting better throughout the night.”

Perham dominated the offensive glass. Willow Thiel grabbed 10 offensive rebounds on her way to a 27-point and 14-rebound double-double performance.

Mya Morris was on fire from beyond the arc, hitting 4-of-6 from three-point land. She finished with 14 points and two steals.


Super had some high praises for one of his sparks off the bench.

“Ryleigh Mickelson was a stud off the bench,” he said. “She scored eight points, added seven rebounds, and dialed out seven assists.”

The Jackets shot 8-of-17 (47%) from three. Perham also grabbed 41 rebounds and 12 steals.


PERHAM TEAM STATS - 27-61 (44%) FGA, 8-17 (47%) 3PA, 41 rebounds, 19 assists, 12 steals

PERHAM INDIVIDUAL STATS- Willow Thiel: 27 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists; Mya Morris: 14 points, 2 steal; Ryleigh Mickelson: 8 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals; Kaia Anderson: 5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists; Cora Grismer: 2 points, 3 assists; Olivia Pilgrim: 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds; Kennedy Pilgrim: 2 points, 4 rebounds; Olivia Rosenthal: 5 steals, 4 rebounds

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