Boys basketball: Perham handles Wadena-Deer Creek on the road

The Perham boys basketball team handled Wadena-Deer Creek to the tune of a 72-35 win on Tuesday night.

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Wadena-Deer Creek's Teshe Loer goes to the rim for a layup in the Wolverines' 72-35 loss against Perham on Dec. 20, 2022 at Wadena-Deer Creek High School.
Contributed / Doug Dutke

WADENA – The Perham boys basketball team continued its dominant start to the 2022-23 season.

The Yellowjackets (4-0) handled Wadena-Deer Creek (3-2) 72-35 on Tuesday night at Wadena-Deer Creek High School. Micah Thompson led the way for Perham with 21 points. Alex Ohm (19) and Soren Anderson (18) also landed in double figures.

The Wolverines got 13 points out of Phillip Ross. WDC shot 32.5% from the field, making 13-of-40 attempts. Perham, on the other hand, shot 64.4%. The Yellowjackets made 29-of-45 shots, including 9-of-18 from three-point range.

“Perham is an incredibly skilled, athletic and smart team,” WDC head coach Kevin Tumberg said. “They came out and worked hard on both ends of the court. Our boys battled hard with them in the first half, holding the score to 30-19. We executed our game plan and slowed Perham down. But, unfortunately, we ran out of juice in the second half.”

PHS 30 42 – 72

WDC 19 16 – 35

PERHAM TEAM TOTALS- 29-45 FGA, 9-18 3PA, 5-7 FTA, 26 rebounds, 19 assists, 5 steals, 1 block, 7 turnovers

WDC TEAM TOTALS- 13-40 FGA, 5-23 3PA, 4-6 FTA, 17 rebounds, 2 steals, 13 turnovers

PERHAM STATS- Alex Ohm 19 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals; Micah Thompson 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block; Evan Kovash 4 rebounds; Soren Anderson 18 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assists; Jacob Daniels 4 points, 1 rebound; Blaiz Schmidt 2 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists; Gage Aanenson 2 rebounds, 3 assists; Brandon Sandberg 2 points, 1 steal; Mason Happel 6 points, 1 assist; Ashton Detloff 2 rebounds, 1 assist

WDC STATS- Teshe Loer 7 points, 5 rebounds; Nate Briggs 1 rebound; Lyrik Haug 5 points, 2 rebounds; Emonie Hammond 1 rebound; Kobe Snyder 2 ponts, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Isaac Hamann 6 points, 4 rebounds; Tyson Barthel 2 rebounds; Phillip Ross 13 points, 1 steal; Nate Peterson 2 rebounds; Dylan Wirth 2 points

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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