Lady Jays down the Kaws

The Lady Jays hosted the Perry-Lecompton Kaws on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in their second meeting of the regular season. Perry-Lecompton took the win in the first contest in Perry and this was Sabetha’s chance to get some redemption. It appeared the Kaws might run away with this one early in the game, but the Bluejays battled back, held a six-point lead at halftime and took the win at home, 39-32.

“It was great for the girls to have a game where we played with confidence and shots were falling,” said Head Coach Joseph Gruber.

Jeff West went on a 7-0 run to begin the game as the Bluejays struggled to maintain possession and get a shot off against the Kaws’ full court pressure. However, senior Alexia Hayden buried a trey, while senior Mya Grimes hit one of two free throws and senior Camryn Duryea dropped a triple to keep their team in the running. Hayden added another triple late, but the Kaws led 15-10 at the end of one.

Sophomore Kiera Keim had a triple in the second quarter to give the Lady Jays their first lead of the night, and one they would grip tight for the rest of the game. Junior Audrey Herrmann and Hayden had 4 points each, while Leah Lukert had a free throw and Keim finished the quarter with 5 points. Sabetha put up 14 points to Perry’s 3 points and led 24-18 at the break.

Duryea opened the second half with a trey in the opening seconds of the third quarter and hit another later on in the period. Sabetha’s defense kept the Kaws off of the boards and held their opponent to just 5 points. With one quarter to play, the Bluejays were out in front, 34-23.

Perry had two quick scores coming out of the gate for 5 points and reduced the deficit to 6 points, but Hayden hit her fourth trifecta of the game from the right corner to extend the lead. The Kaws would outscore their hosts down the stretch but Sabetha went on to win, 39-32.

“I think this game really characterizes this year’s team. We played Perry the week before and didn’t play great and then we turn the page and play really well,” Coach Gruber said. “It just shows the girls are continuing to work hard and get better everyday.”

“I think what helped us win the game was that we did not let the mistakes affect how we played and we were confident about every shot we took,” Duryea said. “Our team’s overall performance was outstanding and our attitudes were always up and positive.”

The Lady Jays had six players post points and hit eight triples during the game. Hayden led all scorers with 16 points. She also tallied five assists and seven boards. Duryea finished with 10 points, while Grimes and Lukert pulled down six boards apiece.

Perry Lecompton 2.13.2024 ISSUE

Player

TP

2PM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

R

A

S

TO

PF

Karsyn Meyer

0

0-1

0-0

0-4

0

1

0

0

0

Camryn Duryea

10

0-2

3-5

1-2

4

2

2

4

0

Leah Lukert

1

0-5

0-2

1-2

6

2

3

3

2

Audrey Herrmann

4

2-5

0-0

0-0

4

1

0

1

1

Mya Grimes

3

1-2

0-2

1-2

6

0

0

2

2

Krysta Menold

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

2

0

0

Chloe Detweiler

0

0-1

0-0

0-0

1

0

0

1

0

Alexia Hayden

16

0-3

4-9

4-6

7

5

0

3

3

Nyah Strahm

0

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

1

Audrey Tramp

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jyllian Stapleton

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kiera Keim

5

0-0

1-2

2-3

1

0

0

0

0

Morgan Toedman

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

Player

2PM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

R

A

S

TO

PF

TP

Sabetha Totals

3-21

8-20

9-19

29

11

7

14

9

39

Opponent Totals

6-17

6-21

2-2

19

9

8

11

19

32

Pete Schuetz175 Posts

Pete Schuetz is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where he has been on staff since 2022. Pete is a retired teacher from the USD 113 Prairie Hills School district. He lives in Sabetha with his wife and one of his two sons.

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