Perry played a two-quarter jamboree against Fort Dodge Monday, with the Dodgers prevailing, 42-25.
“We came out and seemed totally surprised by the speed of the game and before we knew it we were down 10-0,” Perry head coach David Morris said. “But you look at it after that and we played more-or-less even with a Class 4A team with good athletes.”
Another deciding factor was at the free throw line, where Perry sank 1-of-2 while Fort Dodge drained 15-of-19, a 14-point edge in a game decided by 17 points.
“I saw some things I liked tonight, including us sinking six 3-pointers,” Morris said. “We had nine assists on our nine makes and only had seven turnovers, so there were several good things coming from this.”
Zander Mahler had eight points for Perry and Kaelen Davis six, with Holden Smith adding four points. Geren Kenney had three points for the hosts, with Matthew Booker and Owen Myers each adding two.
Mahler and Davis each drilled a pair of 3-pointers, with Kenney and Smith each making one.
Perry begins their season Nov. 30 at Boone before visiting South Hamilton Dec. 3 in their first HOIC game. Both a coed doubleheaders.