Perham defeated Breckenridge by a score of 68-56 in boys basketball on Friday night on the Cowboys home floor. The halftime score was 34-23, Perham.
Perham was led by Josh Jeziorski (20 points, 7 rebounds), Jensen Beachy (16 points, 6 assists) and Finn Diggins (16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists). The Yellowjackets made 50% (27-54) of their field goal attempts. They were 6-for-11 (54.5%) on three-pointers and made 8-of-10 free throws.
Leading scorers for Breckenridge were Noah Christensen with 11, Caden McGough with 10, Sam Bakken with 10, and Justin Marsh with 10. Leading rebounders were Justin Marsh with 9 and McGough with 3. The Cowboys shot 48% (22-46) from the field and hit 44% (7-15) from beyond the arc. They made only 5-of-14 (36%) free throws.
"Really proud of the way that the guys battled as we had a few players needed to step up with injuries to some of our key guys,” reported Breckenridge Assistant Coach Derek Grahn. “Senior Charlie Boldingh gave us some great second half energy and the bench really played tough. We have another Section match up at home on Tuesday against East Grand Forks and look forward to seeing another great crowd again."
Perham (15-1) has won fourteen straight games and will try to extend their winning streak when they battle Fargo Oak Grove at Concordia College in Moorhead on Saturday night.
Breckenridge (9-7) will host East Grand Forks on Tuesday night.