Four Jayettes, two Bluejays earn All-HOIAC recognition

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All-conference basketball honors were recently bestowed on four Perry girls and two Perry boys cagers.

The Perry girls placed four cagers on the All-HOIAC teams, with two hoopsters from the Perry boys team collecting honors.

The Jayettes were 5-9 in league play, with the Bluejays denied victory in 14 outings. Statistics for All-HOIAC plaudits consider only thus generated in conference play.

Lydia Olejniczak was named to the girls First Team. She was second in the HOIAC with 251 total points, a clip of 19.3 per game. The junior was 54-of-78 at the foul line, finishing first in attempts, second in makes and third in accuracy (69 percent) at the stripe. Olejniczak had 95 rebounds, 21 assists and 25 steals.

Senior Jayna Kenney was placed on the Second Team after scoring 139 points (10.7 ppg). Kenney was fourth in free throws made after shooting 39-of-58 (67 percent) at the foul line. The forward had 83 rebounds, 19 assists and 28 steals.

Olejniczak was 23-of-80 (29 percent) and Kenney 14-of-46 (30 percent) on 3-point attempts. A total of 72 defensive rebounds from Olejniczak and 67 such caroms from Kenney placed the duo third and fifth, respectively, in that category in the HOIAC.

Honorable Mention status was extended to junior Kathryn West and sophomore Callie Steva. West averaged 2.3 points per game and Steva 2.77 ppg, with West have 52 rebounds, 12 assists and 19 steals and Steva 62 boards, 18 assists and 13 thefts.

Sophomore Drake Levan and freshman Geren Kenney were placed on the boys Honorable Mention lists for the Bluejays.

Levan had 110 points (7.9 ppg) and Kenney 87 points (6.7 ppg) with Levan making 9-of-29 3-pointers (31 percent) and Kenney 19-of-61 (31 percent).

An accuracy clip of 93 percent (25-of-27) at the foul line from Levan was tops in the conference. He added 30 rebounds, 37 assists and 15 steals, with Kenney clearing 25 caroms, making 23 assists and coming away with 19 thefts.

The Perry girls face host ADM Saturday at 7 p.m. in postseason play, with the Perry boys tipping at 6:30 p.m. against host Harlan in their playoff opener.

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