BOONE — A fast start helped the Boone girls top Perry Tuesday, while the Toreador boys needed a decisive third quarter to pull away from the Bluejays in a pair of Raccoon River Conference games. The hosts were 60-23 victors in the girls game and 71-32 winners in the boys battle.
The Toreadors (8-4, 3-3) ran out to a 16-4 lead after one frame, then used a 22-6 second quarter to enter the intermission holding a 38-10 advantage over the Jayettes (1-12, 0-6).
Perry was unable to stop the slide on the scoreboard after the break as their deficit swelled 48-12 entering the fourth quarter.
Jayna Kenney’s eight points led Perry, with Molly Lutmer adding six points and Hannah Peterson three. Ainsley Marburger, Quinn Whiton and Michelle Tobar had two points apiece for the visitors.
Boone splashed 12 3-pointers in the win. Emma Dighton had five and Madi Danner three as the pair scored 21 and 12 points, respectively. Kate Winter had nine points, Zoey Hightshoe six and Emily Ades five, with three points from Emmy Lewis and two each from Lilly Lyons and Megan Osbun finishing the scoring ledger.
The Perry boys fell to 0-11 overall and 0-6 in conference play with the loss, but the Bluejays showed improvement in several areas.
Perry trailed only 12-10 after one frame and were well within striking distance, down 26-19, at the intermission.
Unfortunately, Boone (6-5, 2-4) caught fire after the break and burned Perry with a 22-5 third quarter to open a 48-24 gap with eight minutes still to play.
Justin Aspengren dealt the most damage, scoring 13 of his game-high 26 points in the third frame alone.
Boone helped themselves with a 20-of-23 outing at the free throw line while Perry continued to shoot at an uncommonly low rate, sinking just 6-of-18 attempts at the stripe.
Tristan Pearson had 14 points and Alex Sturz 10 for the Toreadors, with Brandon Rouse adding seven points and Quali Sporaa four. Jon Garvey had three points, with Bret Price, Josh Hunter and Casey Hutchings two points apiece while Derek Rhinehart hit a free throw.
Brendan Ivory had 20 points for Perry in his second action of the season. Avery Meister added four points and Kato Dougan three, with Mario Cruz and Keghan West scoring two points apiece while Alex Morales had one point.
Perry will return to action Friday when they host Bondurant-Farrar for a RRC set.