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Yellowjackets Fall to Albany in Class A State Quarterfinals

By Craig Olson 03/15/2023, 10:15pm CDT

The Albany Huskies improved their season record to 29-1 with a 51-38 win over Perham in the quarterfinal round of the Class AA Girls’ State Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota.  Albany led 26-18 at the half and scored 22 of their points of 18 Perham turnovers.

Perham built a 42-24 halftime lead over Wadena-Deer Creek in the Section 8AA Girls’ Basketball Championship game on Friday night in Detroit Lakes.  The Wolverines fought back, holding Perham to just 16 second half points, but couldn’t overcome the deficit and came up short by the final score of 58-44.  WDC held Perham to just 3 second half field goals.


Top-seeded Perham has advanced to the Section 8AA girls’ basketball semifinals with a 77-52 win over Fergus Falls on Saturday night at ‘The Hive’ in Perham.  The Yellowjackets were leading 30-28 late in the first half when they went on a run to take control of the game, scoring 13 of the last 15 points of the first half to take a 43-30 lead into the locker room.  They started the second half on another run and went on to outscore the Otters 34-22 over the final 18 minutes.