A loss is a loss but at Tuesday’s night home game versus the Winterset Huskies (9-6, 6-5) the Perry Jayettes (2-16, 0-11) proved they still haven’t thrown in the towel.

Despite dropping their seventh game in a row and remaining winless in the Raccoon River Conference after a 42-32 defeat the Jayettes’ play seems to be improving.

The Jan. 30, affair witnessed a Jayettes team that under first year coach Chris Morrow have begun making strides toward a successful 2018-2019 season.

In their last five games, all losses, the Jayettes have seen losses by four, 15, 33, 10 and 10 points, which for a team that saw losses by 20-plus early on, this is quite an improvement and Tuesday night’s game displayed that.

Against an above-.500 team the Jayettes kept pace throughout the contest even tying their guest at nine points after one quarter.

In the second the Huskies managed to pull away, by five points, when they finished the quarter on a 13-8 run.

After the half the two teams continued their battle with the home team cutting the deficit, albeit by one point, with a 10-9 third.

It was still anyone’s game to win in the final eight minutes but unfortunately for the home team the Huskies held the Jayettes to five points while scoring 11.

The Jayettes will take their improved play to Huxley on Feb. 2, when they take on another RRC foe, the Ballard Bombers.

Game stats were unavailable by press time.