Concerns over travel conditions and wintry conditions forced Perry and visiting Carlisle to move Friday’s regularly scheduled Raccoon River Conference set to Thursday.
The date may have been changed, but the venue remained the same, and the outcomes were similar to the Dec. 7 meetings between the teams, with the Wildcats claiming lopsided wins in both games.
Carlisle was a 62-19 winner in the first meeting of the girls teams and nearly equaled their dominance Thursday, racing to a 31-6 halftime edge to en route to a 55-21. The Wildcat boys matched their offensive output from the first game by putting 83 points on the board, with the difference being the 38 points scored by Perry Thursday, 10 more than in the first meeting between the two.
The Bluejays (0-13, 0-8) have shown better play in during stretches of the first half of recent games but have been unable to maintain any rhythm. Perry trailed, 15-13, after one quarter of play, but allowed Carlisle (4-9, 3-5) to immediately launch a 15-0 run to seize a 28-15 lead, with the guests leading, 34-20, at the intermission.
Carlisle had lost eight consecutive games after their Dec. 7 win over Perry but found their range Thursday. A 27-5 domination of the third frame opened a 61-25 win, and all five starters began the fourth quarter despite a 36-point margin and continuous clock.
Collin Lister, a 6-3 senior, and scorched Perry for 37 points in their first game and scored 33 Thursday, including 16 in the third quarter alone.
Trenton Beck had 19 points, Nate Norton and Nolan Brunson seven apiece and DeShaun Garrett six. Max Mitchell and Hayden Amos had three points apiece, Karson Dunn and Jacob Imhoff two each and Jace Vollstedt one.
The Wildcats were 15-of-26 at the free throw line while Perry hit only 1-of-9 attempts.
Brendan Ivory led the Jays with 18 points. Mario Cruz and Keghan West had five points apiece, with Kato Dougan scoring four points, Chase Archer three and Mohamed Abdelnabi three.
Carlisle (7-6, 4-4) wasted little time in putting the opener to rest, creating an 18-4 advantage against the offensively challenged Jayettes, who turned the ball over repeatedly.
Perry (1-4, 0-8) trailed, 31-6, at the half and faced a 38-10 deficit entering the fourth quarter. Despite a 28-point lead, the Wildcat starting five started the fourth quarter, playing several minutes as the Perry was unable to make a serious threat to the margin.
Molly Lutmer had 12 points for the Jayettes, with Quinn Whiton adding four points, Gabby West three and Ainsley Marburger two.
Molly Hoekstra led the guests with 14 points, with Sydney Berg adding 12 and Kennedy Preston 10. Kennady Prenosil tallied nine points, Aubrey Furnal and Megan Seivers three apiece and Madi Watts and Delaney Schnathorst two apiece.
Perry hosts Carroll Tuesday before visiting ADM Jan. 25.