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Crookston's 3-point shooting keys win over Panthers

Crookston followed an 18-2 run with a 16-0 run to break open a close game in a 74-41 victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Thursday night at Crookston.

Crookston followed an 18-2 run with a 16-0 run to break open a close game in a 74-41 victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team Thursday night at Crookston.

Park Rapids led 7-5 before two 3-pointers apiece by Todd Boerger and Chris Wavra gave the Pirates a 23-9 lead. The Panthers cut the gap to 26-17 before 3-pointers by Matt Garmen, Nick Garmen and Boerger ignited a 16-0 run as Crookston carried a 45-18 lead into the break.

The Pirates, who hit 10 3-pointers in the first half, outscored Park Rapids 29-23 in the second half.

Matt Garmen (17), Boerger (14), Luke Froeber (11) and Wavra (10) hit double figures for the Pirates, who improved to 3-1 against Section 8AA teams and overall.

Adam Herberg (8), Ben Garcelon (7) and Tristin Persons (7) combined for 22 points for the Panthers, who made only 16 of 62 shots. Jake Dickinson had six rebounds, Garcelon had two steals, and Jason Haas and Marque Cook dished out two assists each for the Panthers.

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PARK RAPIDS: Kosel 0 1-2 1, Herberg 3 0-2 8, Garcelon 3 1-1 7, Haas 2 0-0 4, Renneberg 1 2-2 4, Bagstad 1 0-0 2, Dickinson 1 0-0 2, Persons 3 0-0 7, Pickar 0 0-0 0, Cook 1 2-5 4, Hill 0 0-0 0, Jewison 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 for 62 (FG), 6 for 12 (FT).

CROOKSTON: M. Garmen 17, Boerger 14, Froeber 11, Wavra 10, N. Garmen 6, Olson 6, Winand 4, Kawlewski 3, Swenson 2, Borges 1.

Halftime: Crookston 45, Park Rapids 18. Three-pointers: Herberg 2, Persons 1. Rebounds: Park Rapids 19 (Dickinson 6, Jewison 4, Herberg 2, Persons 2, Kosel 1, Haas 1, Renneberg 1, Pickar 1, Cook 1). Assists: Park Rapids 11 (Haas 2, Cook 2, Herberg 1, Garcelon 1, Bagstad 1, Dickinson 1, Persons 1, Pickar 1, Jewison 1). Steals: Park Rapids 7 (Garcelon 2, Kosel 1, Herberg 1, Haas 1, Persons 1, Jewison 1). Blocked shots: Park Rapids 1 (Jewison). Team fouls: Park Rapids 18. Fouled out: Garcelon. Turnovers: Park Rapids 19.

Perham defeats Panthers

Perham expanded a 14-3 lead to 44-14 at the half in a 76-29 win over the Panthers Saturday night at Perham.

Jenson Beachy (15), Martin LaFond (11) and Aaron Solberg (10) hit double figures for Perham, which had 11 different players score. The Yellowjackets, who made nine 3-pointers, improved to 3-1 overall after four section games.

Hunter Jewison (8) and Cook (6) combined for 14 points for the Panthers, who fell to 0-3 against section teams and 1-5 overall.

PARK RAPIDS: Kosel 2, Herberg 2, Garcelon 5, Haas 2, Persons 4, Cook 6, Jewison 8.

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PERHAM: Solberg 10, Moser 6, Beachy 15, M. LaFond 11, Jeziorski 8, Winkels 5, J. LaFond 2, Johnson 4, Cresap 6, Richter 7, Kostynick 2.

Halftime: Perham 44, Park Rapids 14. Three-pointers: Garcelon 1, Cook 2, Moser 2, Beachy 1, M. LaFond 1, Jeziorski 1, Cresap 2, Richter 2.

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