Marburger ties school 3-point record as Perry doubles up Des Moines Hoover

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Perry junior Grace Marburger hit a halftime 3-pointer to give Perry a 21-20 lead over ADM in RRC play Tuesday in Perry.

The Des Moines Hoover girls basketball team must wonder what it was they ever did to Perry’s Grace Marburger.

Two years ago the then-freshman hit six consecutive 3-pointers in a lopsided Perry win. Monday night the junior went off again, hitting the first 6-of-7 attempts beyond the arc before finishing with eight triples on 13 shots. The eight treys ties the school mark for most 3-pointers made in a game, set by Allison Long in 2006.

Perry's Victoria Hegstrom is fouled by Des Moines Hoover's Brianna Hale during their non-conference game Monday.
Perry’s Victoria Hegstrom is fouled by Des Moines Hoover’s Brianna Hale during their non-conference game Monday.

Marburger finished with 28 points — one more than Hoover’s team total — in a 54-27 Perry victory. Perry improves to 4-5 overall while Hoover remains winless in 10 contests.

Perry led, 5-3, two minutes into the game before scoring 15 consecutive points for a 20-3 edge early in the second quarter. The Huskies played their best quarter of the contest after 10 minutes of game time had elapsed but could come no closer than 15 points and trailed, 31-16, at the break.

Neither team scored for a nearly six-minute stretch of the third period, which ended with Perry holding a 42-18 advantage. Both team gave their reserves plenty of playing time in the final frame, with Perry outscoring the guests, 12-9, for the 54-27 win.

Taylor Lathrum had six points for the Jayettes, with Emma Olejniczak and Jo Diw both adding five points while Victoria Hegstrom and Isabel Saemisch had four points apiece. An Alyssa Kruger jumper completed the Perry scoring list.

Des Moines Hoover's Brianna Hale calls for defensive help as Perry's Mariah Duffy gets the first step on a move along the baseline.
Des Moines Hoover’s Brianna Hale calls for defensive help as Perry’s Mariah Duffy gets the first step on a move along the baseline.

Marburger added five rebounds, five assists and three steals to her stat line, with Lathrum grabbing five boards while Mariah Duffy had four assists and Kruger four assists and four steals.

Karmisha Miller had eight points for the Huskies, with Madisen Blackford adding six points and Karlisha Miller and Ashol Aguek four points apiece. Hannah Broshar’s three points and Hannah Blackford’s two capped the Hoover scoring.

Perry will return to action Jan. 5 with a visit from Raccoon River Conference foe ADM.

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