The Perry girls’ basketball team have lost six straight after suffering a 50-27 home defeat versus Raccoon River Conference foe the Carlisle Wildcats (3-2, 2-0).
The Jayettes (1-6, 0-2) began last Friday night’s opening quarter with just two point, but still managed to find themselves in the game after holding the visitors to seven.
It would be the closest the host got to their guests as the Wildcats clawed their way to a commanding 22-point halftime lead after a 23-6 second.
After the half the Jayettes managed to keep the Wildcats’ lead to less than 30 points at 27 with a 10-5 third quarter.
In the fourth the Jayettes finally got some offense going with 14 points while the defense kept the Wildcats to 10.
Perry’s sophomore Molly Lutmer led her squad in points with 18 after a 7-for-19 performance from the floor including 2-for-8 from three and 2-for-3 from the line. She also led the team in rebounds with seven - four defensive, and three offensive.
Teammates, seniors Isabel Saemisch and Grace Stewart, along with freshman Ainsley Marburger combined for the Jayettes’ other seven points. Stewart also recorded three of the team’s five steals.
Offensively the girls shot 24 percent form the field, 16 percent from beyond the arc, and 42 percent from the charity stripe. They pulled down 24 boards - 17 defensive, and seven offensive, and had three assist.
The Jayettes will look to end the six game six this Tuesday when they welcome the Warriors of Norwalk.