In what was a highly competitive third place game at Concordia University in St. Paul on Saturday, Lake City brought home the hardware with a 51-47 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets.
Perham scored the first basket of the night, however, Minneapolis North went on an 18 point run to take a sixteen point lead midway through the first half. They maintained that lead at the half, 31-15, and went on to post a 62-46 win over the Yellowjackets, snapping a 29 game winning streak for Perham and advancing into the championship game in Class AA on Saturday at 1:00pm at Target Center against top-seeded Minnehaha Academy. Perham will meet Lake City for third place at 12:00 noon at Concordia University in St. Paul.
#3 Perham (30-1) overcame an early deficit and used an early second half run to advance with a 73-58 win over Redwood Valley (16-12) in the state quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota.