Perry cagers swept by Carlisle after earning split with Saydel

Jayna Kenney launches a 3-pointer as Michelle Tobar looks on for Perry earlier this season. Photo submitted.

CARLISLE — Host Carlisle recorded a pair of lopsided wins over Perry Tuesday, one day after the visiting Perry girls topped Saydel while the boys team fell to the home team.

Carlisle (2-10, 2-7) defeated the Perry girls (2-10, 0-9), 60-27, in their Raccoon River Conference play, with the Wildcats (2-10, 2-7) a 76-13 winner over the Bluejays (0-9, 0-7).

On Monday the Jayettes used a strong first half to claim a 56-45 win over the Eagles, with Saydel a 46-25 victor over Perry in the nightcap.

Perry trailed Carlisle, 31-10, after two quarters of Tuesday’s girls game, with 11 Wildcat players eventually entering the scorebook.

Lydia Olejniczak had 16 points to lead all scorers, with Jayna Kenney, Michelle Tobar and Quinn Whiton each adding three points while Kathryn West had two points.

Perry hit only 2-of-16 3-pointers, with Kenney grabbing seven rebounds and Olejniczak and Whiton five each.

Katie Kenney has 13 points, Amelia Sinclair 11 and Sydney Berg 9 to pace the hosts.

The Jays faced a 24-3 deficit after just eight minutes against the Wildcats, with the halftime margin 45-5.

Brandon Mahler had six points, Sincere Johnson four, Jordan Ochoa two and June Rey Riesberg one for Perry.

Carlisle shot nearly 74 percent from the floor, hitting 34-of-46 shots. Cole Osterhaus (14), Ryan Peterson (12), and Wyatt Sobieszkoda (10) led the offense for the hosts.

Scoring edges of 16-10 in the first quarter and of 19-11 in the second helped the Jayettes open a 14-point halftime lead over the Eagles Monday. Saydel was able to trim but three points off the margin as Perry captured the non-conference win.

Olejncizak had 24 points and Kenney 17 to guide the guests. Kennedy Tunink added eight points and Tobar three, with Whiton and Callie Steva each adding two points. Olejniczak had 12 rebounds and five steals, with Tunink grabbing six boards while Kenney had four thefts.

Perry played Saydel even through the first half, which ended in a 16-all tie. The game was the first competitive action, due to COVID issues, for the Jays since Dec. 21. The team had, at one point, only a few individuals able to practice.

The rust showed in a decisive third quarter in which the Eagles outscored the Jays 14-0. A 16-9 Saydel edge in the final eight minutes helped create the final margin.

Riesberg had 14 points, Johnson five, and Mahler three, with Kaelan Davis also having three points.

Perry hosts Greene County Thursday in a rescheduled varsity-only boys/girls set beginning at 6 p.m. Both varsity teams will also see home action Friday when Carroll visits.


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