BOONE — Any time a team takes 27 3-pointers in a single game — and makes 14 — the odds are good that team is going to win the contest.
That is exactly the scenario which played out here Saturday, as 13th-ranked Boone (18-4) shot 14-of-27 outside the 19 foot, nine inch arc and 15-of-25 from inside of it en route to a 75-36 blowout win over Perry (8-14) in their Class 4A Region 7 First Round contest.
Two minutes into the game the Jayettes faced a 7-3 deficit, and that was as close as they would come. After a further two minutes the Toreadors held an 18-5 lead, and four minutes after that the gap has swollen to 31-5.
Perry went nearly seven full minutes without scoring as Boone bombed away from outside at a frantic pace, sinking triple after triple to open a 41-5 chasm before Taylor Latrum scored just under two minutes into the second quarter.
Boone then completed their 43-10, 12-minute run by scoring 16 of the final 24 points in the half to enter the locker room with a 57-15 lead.
With a continuous clock in play, the hosts used a 10-5 spurt in the third frame for a 67-20 edge, then went with reserves and a cautious offense in the final eight minutes, allowing for a 16-8 Jayette surge that created the final score.
Caitlynne Shadle had 23 points and Dianna Slight 18 for the Toreadors, with Madlyn Danner scoring 11 points and Rylee Claman eight. Seven points from Emma Rouse, four from Claire Sandvig and two apiece from Mallory Erb and Faith Lawrence capped the Boone scoring.
Shadle, Slight and Rouse had four assists apiece, as did Laura Anderson, with Sandvig collecting 10 rebounds.
Perry was led by Taylor Lathrum’s 14 points, with Grace Marburger and Emma Olejniczak tallying seven points apiece. Mariah Duffy had four points and Victoria Hegstrom and Isabel Saemisch two apiece for the Jayettes.
The game was the final prep cage appearance for Duffy, Hegstrom, Lathrum and Haileigh Kenyon. The quartet were part of Jayette teams that went a combined 58-34 (.630) in their four seasons.