‘Jackets ousted at statePublished 8:18am Thursday, March 21, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS — It was a short ride for the Perham Yellowjackets in the Class AA boys state tournament at the Target Center as they fell to number one seeded Minnehaha Academy Red Hawks 53-41 Wednesday.
In the first half, the Red Hawks looked to run away with the game as they started the game scoring the first nine points. Perham was able to fight back and cut the lead to three, but Minnehaha got hot from beyond the arc and took a 20-8 lead.
Perham relied on their experience in the state tournament and was able to ride out the storm as they went into the break down 27-24, cutting the lead to only three.
The Yellowjackets were able to get within two points early on in the second half, but could not push their way over the top of the Red Hawks as each team struggled from the field. Minnehaha was able to do just enough to hold off the ‘Jackets for the win.
Tyler Glines was the lone Perham player in double figures in scoring with 15 points. Glines also led the ‘Jackets on the boards with eight rebounds in the game.
Minnehaha’s Jesse Johnson was also the lone scorer for his team to get into double digits as he dropped in 13 points. Thomas Gedion and Kaharri Carter combined for 19 of the 36 rebounds the Red Hawks had in the win.
The Red Hawks made 19 of 44 shots for 43 percent from the field, compared to Perham’s 14 of 43 for just under 33 percent.
The Yellowjackets finish their season with 23-8 record and their third straight Section 8AA title.
PERHAM (41) — Tyler Glines 15, Jordan Hein 9, Eli Beachy 7, Hunter Salathe 5, Nick Bahls 3, Josh Nordick 2.
FG – 14/43 FT – 9/16 PF – 16
MINNEHAHA ACADEMY (53) — Jesse Johnson 13, Kaharri Carter 9, Thomas Gedion 8, Marcellous Hazzard 7, John Pryor 7, Evan Taddino 6; Jaheel Davis 3.
FG – 19/44 FT – 9/15 PF – 14.
PER 24 17 — 41
MNA 27 26 — 53