A Friday night Raccoon River Conference showdown against their rivals, the A-D-M Tigers (7-10, 6-4) ended with a 53-42 loss for the host Perry’s girls basketball team.
The Jan. 26, home defeat marked the 10th straight RRC loss for the Jayettes (2-15, 0-10) and sixth in a row after recording their last victory on Dec. 21.
It was a higher scoring affair this time around when the two teams faced each other. The Dec. 15 matchup saw the two teams combine for 52 points - 38 Tigers and 14 Jayettes.
The 11-point loss wasn’t a foregone conclusion as it seemed with the two teams mirroring each other in both the offensive and defensive side.
In the opening quarter the Jayettes held strong with their defense keeping the Tigers to nine points, which would pay dividends since the offense finished with eight.
The one point deficit proved to be a lot more difficult to overcome when despite fighting back the Jayettes finished the second down by two points after a 16-15 Tigers’ run.
It was all A.D.M in the second half when they increased their lead by three points after a 12-9 third and pulled away in the final eight minutes with a 16-10 fourth.
Perry’s Molly Lutmer converted six of her 19 shots including 2-for-10 from beyond the arc for a team leading 19 points.
The squad shot 12-of-31 from the field, 14-of-23 from the line with 24 rebounds (Gabby West-8), six assists (Alyssa Kruger-3), and three steals (Grace Stewart-2).
The Jayettes will look not only for their first conference win this season but break their current losing streak when they face the visiting Winterset Huskies on Jan. 30.