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Perham forces 37 turnovers to spark win over Panthers

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Perham's defense forced 37 turnovers and limited the Park Rapids boys basketball team to only 11 field goals in a 69-27 victory Tuesday night at Perham.

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Hunter Salathe (21), Josh Nordick (11) and Nick Bahls (10) hit double figures for the Yellowjackets, who led 39-14 at the half. Perham improved to 9-4 with the win.

Rilee Johnson (7), Mason Long (5), Chris Goplerud (5), Tyler McCollum (4), Kyle Goplerud (4) and Derek Porozinski (2) accounted for the scoring for the Panthers, who shot 22 percent (11 for 49) from the field.

Chris Goplerud's five rebounds, Kyle Goplerud's three assists, and two steals apiece by Johnson and Cory Gartner led the way as the Panthers fell to 4-8 on the season.

PARK RAPIDS: Long 2 0-0 5, J. McCollum 0 0-0 0, T. McCollum 2 0-0 4, Johnson 3 1-2 7, K. Goplerud 1 2-2 4, Porozinski 1 0-0 2, Gartner 0 0-0 0, C. Goplerud 2 1-4 5, Carlson 0 0-0 0, Brovitch 0 0-0 0, Jewison 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 for 49 (FG), 4 for 8 (FT).

PERHAM: Salathe 21, Nordick 11, Bahls 10, Glines 9, Beachy 7, Hein 7, Muer 4.

Halftime: Perham 39, Park Rapids 17. Three-point field goals: Long 1. Team fouls: Park Rapids 16, Perham 8. Rebounds: Park Rapids 19 (C. Goplerud 5, K. Goplerud 4, J. McCollum 2, T. McCollum 2, Johnson 2, Jewison 2, Gartner 1, Brovitch 1). Assists: Park Rapids 10 (K. Goplerud 3, T. McCollum 2, Long 1, J. McCollum 1, Johnson 1, Gartner 1, Carlson 1). Steals: Park Rapids 8 (Johnson 2, Gartner 2, Long 1, J. McCollum 1, K. Goplerud 1, Brovitch 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 2 (T. McCollum 1, C. Goplerud 1). Turnovers: Park Rapids 37, Perham 17.

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