Tigers complete season sweep of visiting Jayettes

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Perry's Grace Marburger (second from right) sets a screen for Alyssa Kruger (21) who looks to pass to Emma Olejniczak (15) Thursday at ADM. Taylor Lathrum (second from left) was also on the court for the Jayettes.

ADEL — ADM used a decisive 18-3 edge in the second quarter to help power past Perry, 55-34, in girls Raccoon River Conference basketball Thursday.

The Tigers (10-8, 8-3) had defeated the Jayettes (8-10, 4-7) by a 51-36 margin Jan. 5 and won by nearly the same score with the same recipe — stifle Perry’s ability to move the ball at will and close down the passing lanes.

Perry found little rhythm in the first quarter but managed to little the damage and trailed by only six point, at 15-9, after the opening eight minutes of play.

Then came the second quarter, where seemingly everything fell apart for the visitors.

Perry's Emma Olejniczak races ADM's Isabel LaFollette down the court during their RRC meeting Thursday.
Perry’s Emma Olejniczak races ADM’s Isabel LaFollette down the court in their Raccoon River Conference game Thursday.

The Jayettes were guilty of numerous turnovers to begin the frame, and then had trouble putting the ball in the basket when the opportunity presented itself. Grace Marburger scored on a drive more than four minutes into the period, but by then the Tigers had scored nine points and held a 24-11 lead. By the time the horn sounded to begin the intermission, Perry faced a 33-12 deficit.

A Sydney Canney basket and two 3-pointers from Molly Jacobsen helped ADM swell their lead to 41-12 midway through the third quarter. Marburger sank a foul shot and a trey of her own, but the guest trailed, 49-16, entering the final period.

ADM’s 34-7 spurt over the middle two frames — Marburger had all seven of Perry’s points in the 16 minutes — allowed the hosts plenty of cushion to absorb an 18-6 run from the visitors as the clock wound down in the fourth.

Marburger had 15 points for Perry, with Emma Olejniczak adding eight points, Victoria Hegstrom six, Taylor Lathrum three and Haileigh Kenyon two.

Additional statistical information, and scoring from ADM, were not available.

Perry hosts Winterset tonight before visiting Bondurant-Farrar Tuesday, with a visit from Boone Feb. 12 capping the regular season for the Jayettes.

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