Lady Jays show no mercy at Perry-Lecompton

The Sabetha Lady Jays hit the road again at Perry-Lecompton on Friday, Jan. 14, and took care of business, 47-20.

During the first quarter, Sabetha couldn’t capitalize on easy points from the slew of offensive rebounds they were getting. After several lead changes, the home team of Perry were on top of the Lady Jays, 9-8. The second period demonstrated some issues with ball control and turnovers. Head Coach Nathan Bauman took a wise timeout at the four minute, 30 second mark on the clock to hopefully regroup.

The Lady Jays became an unstoppable force both on the offensive and defensive end from that moment on. Sophomore Alexia Hayden got the push going by drilling a corner three-point shot assisted by senior Emily Krebs. A post move clinic was put on by junior Jessica Gruber, who worked her way for a smooth 8 points in the last four minutes of the half. Heading into halftime, Sabetha built a lead on the Lady Kaws, 25-14.

The second half was completely dictated by Sabetha with a smothering defense that held Perry to just 1-point in the third quarter, giving the Lady Jays a commanding 42-15 lead heading into the final period. Coach Bauman used this opportunity to rest the starters and give some other girls a chance at the action. Continuing the dominating performance was still fully on lead by senior guards, Kinzey Meyer and Kendall Edelman, who combined for five assists and a notable zero turnovers. At the final buzzer, the scoreboard read 47-20, improving Sabetha’s overall record to 5-4.

Senior Rachel Wertenberger communicated on what brought the girls such a prominent victory.

“Our focus was on our team defense and being sure not to underestimate our opponent tonight,” Wertenberger said. “We just need to continue to play hard, take no breaks, believe and trust in each other, and always cheer one another on as sisters.”

Coach Bauman certainly was pleased with the fourth win a row, but is already dialed in for who is up next on the schedule.

“We now head into the always difficult Burlington Tournament this week with another chance to continue to improve against some of the best teams in the state,” Coach Bauman said. “I know the girls are excited and so am I!”

The Lady Jays will take on number one seed Silver Lake on Tuesday, Jan. 18. These results were not available at the Herald’s press time. 

1.14.2022 Perry Lecompton ISSUE

Player

TP

2PM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

R

A

S

TO

PF

Trinity Detweiler

0

0-0

0-2

0-0

1

0

0

0

0

Jadyn Dorn

0

0-1

0-3

0-0

5

3

3

3

2

Mary Lukert

12

2-5

2-8

2-2

5

1

3

1

0

Emily Krebs

8

1-2

1-4

3-3

0

3

2

1

0

Rachel Wertenberger

4

1-3

0-0

2-4

5

1

0

1

0

Halle Scoby

2

1-1

0-0

0-0

2

0

0

1

2

Alexia Hayden

8

1-1

2-3

0-0

4

0

1

0

0

Kendall Edelman

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

2

0

0

0

Jessica Gruber

13

6-10

0-0

1-2

2

1

0

0

1

Kinzey Meyer

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

1

3

0

0

3

Carly Hartter

0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

Penn Bachelor

0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

1

Leah Lukert

0

0-0

0-1

0-0

1

0

0

0

0

Sabetha Totals

12-25 | 5-21 | 8-11 | 26 | 14 | 9 | 7 | 9 | 47

Opponent Totals

4-22 | 2-14 | 6-11 | 19 | 1 | 0 | 5 | 9 | 20

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