MONROE — All PCM’s boys basketball team needed against Perry came in the first half on Tuesday night.
The Mustangs allowed just 10 points and scored more at the other end than the Bluejays got in the entire game during a 70-37 home win in Heart of Iowa Conference action.
PCM led 18-6 after one and 41-10 at halftime. The second half was basically even on the scoreboard.
The Mustangs shot 54 percent from the floor, made 8-of-19 from 3-point range and connected on 8-of-16 from the free-throw line. They also won despite committing 22 turnovers.
Durant Van Dyke led the Mustangs (3-5 overall, 2-2 in the conference) with 19 points, three rebounds and two steals and Matt Rosonke added 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Carson VandeLune chipped in 12 points, five assists and four steals and Jacob Wendt tallied eight points, five boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks.
Off the bench, Gavin Van Gorp registered a career-high eight points and had two rebounds and two assists, Kaleb DeVries finished with five points and two assists, Brayden Nessa collected three points, three rebounds and two assists and Keaton Thomas grabbed four boards.
Grant Van Veen and Darrell DeVries also had three and two rebounds, respectively, off the bench.
Brandon Mahler led Perry (0-5, 0-4) with 14 points and five rebounds.
PCM 40, Perry 34
In the girls’ varsity game, PCM held a sizable lead at halftime but had to hold off Perry after a big third quarter by the Lady Jays.
The Mustangs led 14-6 after one and 25-13 at halftime before keeping their new HOIC foes at bay during 40-34 victory.
Perry (3-4, 0-3) came all the way back to tie the game at 27-all after three quarters following a 14-2 third frame. PCM won the fourth 13-7.
“Addison Steenhoek had a fantastic game at both ends of the court and Sophia Steenhoek was incredible on defense,” PCM girls basketball coach Sami Allison said. “I am super proud of the girls for fighting hard for this win.”
The Mustangs won the game despite shooting just 32 percent from the floor and 4-of-17 from 3-point range. They also committed 17 turnovers but hit 6-of-11 from the foul line.
Addison Steenhoek scored a career-high 21 points to lead PCM (3-6, 3-1) in the win. She buried three 3-pointers and finished with three rebounds, two assists and four steals.
Emily Foster tallied eight points, five rebounds and three steals, Sophia Steenhoek chipped in six points, three rebounds and three steals and Paige Steenhoek registered five points, five rebounds and four steals.
Riley Johannes added two rebounds and two assists and Evelyn Burkett grabbed three boards.
Lydia Olejniczak led Perry with 16 points and nine rebounds. The Lady Jays shot 32 percent from the floor and committed 25 turnovers but also made 11-of-15 from the foul line.