Perry boys fall in three latest outings

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The Perry Bluejays remain in search of their first win of the season after three losses in three days. Photo courtesy Doug Wood.

ADEL — The Perry boys basketball team played three games in as many nights recently, visiting ADM Saturday after hosting Bondurant-Farrar Friday and Ballard Thursday, all three of which were Raccoon River Conference contests.

Perry (0-15, 0-12) fell in all three games, losing to ADM (8-10, 7-9), 64-23, to B-F (10-8, 9-7), 70-17, and to Ballard (18-1, 16-1), 90-20.

The Bluejays trailed, 13-2, after eight minutes Saturday, but found themselves in a 46-11 halftime hole after the Tigers landed seven of their nine three-pointers in the game during the second quarter. Perry was outscored just 14-12 in the second half, but the damage had been done.

June Rey Riesberg, Jeremy Mateso, and Caden Steva all had six points apiece for the Jays, with Matthew Booker adding three points and Drake Levan two.

Ryan Juhnke had 13 points and Tate Stine-Smith 12 to pace the Tigers.

A 42-13 halftime deficit Friday was more than enough to doom any chance of Perry upsetting B-F.

Steva’s six points topped the hosts, with Branden Mahler providing four points. Levan, Mateso, and Dalton Scott scored two points apiece, with Riesberg sinking a free throw.

Colby Collison had 20 points for B-F, with Braden Miller and Everett White each adding 10.

Ballard had walloped Perry, 90-9, Tuesday, and again neared the century mark Thursday. The Bombers used a press to harass Perry and sank 12-of-28 3-pointers en route to the landslide win.

Booker had six points, Mahler five, Levan four, Riesberg three and Mateso two for Perry.

Mateso had four rebounds and Riesberg three caroms and three steals, with Steva grabbing three boards, Mahler making two thefts, and Omar James distributing three assists for the home team.

Ashton Hermann led the Bombers with 17 points, with Bryce Haessig scoring 12 points and Connor Drew 10.

Perry will finish their regular season with three games this week, all of which are boys-only with the varsity starting at 6 p.m. The Bluejays visit B-F Monday, host Boone Tuesday, and then travel to North Polk Thursday for their final RRC games.

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