A suffocating defensive effort from Perry held visiting Bondurant-Farrar to just eight field goals on 38 shots (21 percent) and forced 24 turnovers to fuel a 52-25 victory in Raccoon River Conference girls basketball Tuesday.
Perry (7-6, 3-3) has won six of their last seven games. Excluding a loss to ADM and a one-point win over Norwalk during that stretch, the Perry margin of victory in the five other victories has averaged 25.4 points per game.
B-F (3-9, 1-5) simply could find no easy way to smoothly bring the ball up the court nor arrange for open shots once they did. The Lady Jays did finish 9-of-11 at the foul line and stayed close to Perry on the glass, losing the rebounding battle by only a 29-27 margin.
Perry held a lead of 12-6 after one quarter before using a 16-2 run in the second quarter to post a 28-8 advantage at the break.
Neither team could find the range in the third period, which ended with Perry maintaining a comfortable lead at 31-16. A 21-9 fourth frame in favor of the hosts sealed the win.
Grace Marburger and Emma Olejniczak led Perry with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Taylor Lathrum had eight points and Jo Diw six, with four points from Victoria Hegstrom, three from Mariah Duffy and two from Haileigh Kenyon capped the scoring.
Diw had five rebounds and Olejniczak and Alyssa Kruger four apiece, with Kruger making four assists, Marburger three and Hegstrom, Lathrum and Diw two each. Marburger and Lathrum led the team with three steals apiece.
Logan Farmer, Lizzy Trulson and Emily Campbell had six points apiece for the guests, with Josie McShane adding four points, Emily Dearden two and Alynn Eichmeyer one.
The Jayettes will visit Boone Friday but then not play until a Jan. 22 trip to Carlisle, with a Jan. 26 visit from Ballard their next home contest.