Jayettes make easy work of Tigers in regional opener

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Perry senior Haileigh Kenyon drives past the Carroll defense Wednesday in their post season contest.

Perry recorded their third win of the season over visiting Carroll Wednesday, following up on wins of 55-20 and of 64-45 with a 71-35 triumph in their Class 4A Region 7 opener.

The win sends Perry (9-14) to No. 13 Boone (17-4) Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Regional Semifinals. The Toreadors outscored the Jayettes by a combined 107-51 in their two conference meetings this year.

Perry guard Grace Stewart drains a 3-pointer in the first quarter against Carroll Wednesday.
Perry guard Grace Stewart drains a 3-pointer in the first quarter against Carroll Wednesday.

The semifinal on the opposite side of the bracket will pit Netown (12-10) against host and eighth-ranked Pella (19-2) after the Cardinals topped Bondurant-Farrar, 64-54, Wednesday. The Region 7 Final will be played Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the highest-remaining seed.

Perry started slowly against Carroll and did not appear to find their rhythm until midway through the first quarter, when a pair of Emma Olejniczak baskets sandwiched a 3-pointer and a bucket from Grace Stewart to give the hosts a 19-7 lead.

When Grace Marburger drained consecutive treys to open the second quarter and give Perry a 25-9 lead the rout was on. Olejniczak converted a rare four-point play late in the period, with an Alyssa Kruger jumper and another Olejniczak triple setting the halftime advantage for the Jayettes at 39-14.

Perry grabbed a 35-point lead, thereby instituting a continuous clock, when a Taylor Lathrum hoop gave the hosts a 55-20 lead with 4:22 to play in the third quarter.

Some Jayette starters remained on the floor, but by the opening moments of the final frame the game had been handed over to the reserves, with nine of the 11 Jayettes playing in the game entering the scoring ledger.

Perry's Emma Olejniczak is whacked on the arm while shooting in the first quarter against Carroll Wednesday. Grace Marburger (left) and Taylor Lathrum (right) follow the shot for the Jayettes.
Perry’s Emma Olejniczak is whacked on the arm while shooting in the first quarter against Carroll Wednesday. Grace Marburger (left) and Taylor Lathrum (right) follow the shot for the Jayettes.

Olejniczak led the way with 18 points, with Marburger adding 16. Lathrum and Victoria Hegstrom each had eight points and Stewart seven, with six points from Kruger, four from Haileigh Kenyon and two each from Mariah Duffy and Isabel Saemisch closing the scoring. Anna Lansing and Maddy West also saw playing time for the hosts.

Karlee Jones had eight points for Carroll (1-20), with Sara Sweeney providing seven points, Marissa Tunning six and Taylor Woosley five. Sydney Renning and Josie Pettitt had four points apiece, with Taylor Lux adding a free throw.

The victory was the last appearance on the PHS hardwood for seniors Duffy, Hegstrom, Kenyon and Lathrum.

Junior Emma Olejniczak shoots over Carroll junior Sara Sweeney after receiving a pass from Perry teammate Mariah Duffy (right) during Wednesday's Class 4A Region 7 battle.
Junior Emma Olejniczak shoots over Carroll junior Sara Sweeney after receiving a pass from Perry teammate Mariah Duffy (right) during Wednesday’s Class 4A Region 7 battle.
From left, Brooke Huntington, Sidney Vancil, Emma King, Maddy Jans and Mariah McNamara cheer on the Jayettes Wednesday.
From left, Brooke Huntington, Sidney Vancil, Emma King, Maddy Jans and Mariah McNamara cheer on the Jayettes Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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