Perry falls flat in losses to host Boone

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Perry's Phoebe Stewart splashes one of her four free throws against ADM Jan. 31.


BOONE — Winless Boone picked up their first boys basketball victory of the season Tuesday, avenging an eight-point loss in humbling Perry, 66-28, in their Raccoon River Conference meeting.

The win came after the Boone girls finished a season sweep of Perry, winning 74-38. The Toreadors had previously topped the Jayettes, 56-29, Jan. 14.

The Boone boys are now 1-16 overall and 1-12 in RRC action, with the Boone girls moving to 5-15 and 2-10. The losses drop the Bluejays to 3-14 and 1-11 and the Jayettes to 6-13, 0-12.

The Jays stayed with their hosts through one frame Tuesday, trailing just 10-8 after eight minutes. Foul trouble quickly began to plague the guests, with two long scoreless stretches allowing the home team to use a 22-7 run to enter the locker room leading, 32-15.

Perry simply could not stop Colby Dotzler, who did not play in the first meeting and who entered the game averaging 6.1 points per game. He made several traditional three-point plays in scoring 16 of his 18 points in the first half to spark the hosts.

The intermission did not help Perry’s cause, as Boone rolled off quarter scores of 18-9 and of 16-4 after the break to blow the game open and avoid a winless season.

Quali Sporaa had 12 points and Marcus McPartland 10, with Ryan Hulse adding five points. Garrison Freese, Tate Sandvig, Ben Craven and Nathaniel Winter scored four points apiece, with Evan Behn tallying three points and Majak Majak two.

Keghan West and Brendan Ivory had nine points apiece to lead Perry. Kato Dougan’s four points and two apiece from Sincere Johnson, Matthew Booker and Jordan Long wrapped the Bluejay offense.

The Jayettes were never in contention in the opener, falling into a 24-3 hole after only one stanza. The halftime score swelled to 46-19, with Perry facing a 63-25 gap as the fourth quarter began.

Boone buried a total of 15 3-pointers in the game. Emma Dighton had 20 points, Katie Winter 12, Zoey Hightshoe eight, Ashley Behrendt seven and Hannah Chestnut and Emily Ades six apiece. Chestnut and Ades each had two 3-pointers, with deep shots from Audry Castle, Morgan Kathman, Brenna Vote, Emmy Lewis and Kelsea Moorman allowing each to score three points. Dighton, Hightshor and Behrendt had two triples apiece.

Molly Lutmer paced Perry with 18 points, with Lydia Olejniczak adding eight. Kennedy Tunink scored six points, Jayna Kenney four and Michelle Tobar two. Lutmer and Tunink each made two 3-pointers.

Perry hosts Ballard for a rescheduled twin bill Thursday before entertaining Bondurant-Farrar Friday.

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