It was a tough showing for the Perry Jayettes’ basketball team (1-4) who were shelled 55-8 this past weekend against a tough Des Moines Christian Lions team.
On Saturday, Dec. 2 in Urbandale the Jayettes’ offense was absent for almost the entirety of the contest with only two players accounting for all eight points.
Sophomore Molly Lutmer accounted for 88 percent of the team’s offense as she finished with seven points on 2-for-8 shooting including 1-for-3 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line.
Teammate, senior Isabel Saemish recorded the squad’s other point after finishing 1-of-2 from the line.
The Jayettes fell behind early when the Lions (3-2) opened up the game on a 15-2 run and then capped off the second 27-2. After the half the Jayettes were outscored 13-4.
Perry’s offense finished their night shooting almost six percent from the floor, 10 percent from three, 75 percent from the line on only four attempts. They hauled in 10 rebounds, had two assists, two steals and a block.
“After the loss on Saturday it’s back to the basics that are needed and we will continue to work hard and move forward,” head coach Chris Morrow said. “It’s a process and its up to the girls on when they want to buy in or not.”
It was the second loss in as many nights for the Jayettes who the night before dropped a close one, 42-37, to Raccoon River Conference rivals, the Carroll Tigers (1-2, 1-0).
At home in the first RRC contest of the season the Jayettes found themselves playing catch-up throughout the match.
Lutmer was the home team’s lone double digit scorer. She finished with 13 points on a 5-for-14 night which included 3-for-12 from three.
The Jayettes opened up play down 12-7 in the first. It was a mirror finish in the second when each squad scored nine.
In the third quarter the Jayettes attempted to close the five point gap but the visitors managed to finish one point better at 13-12.
The final eight minutes saw the Jayettes lock their guest up defensively allowing just eight points, but the offense failed to snatch the victory with just nine points.