The A-D-M boys’ basketball team came up achingly short in a 61-58 loss to Pella on Tuesday in Adel.

The Tigers had six players score seven or more points. Both Jake Sloss and Kyle Ferguson scored 12, Logan Essy finished with nine, Johnny Reel and Robby Sloss each scored eight and Joe Sloss finished with seven.

The Tigers also suffered a 75-69 loss at Bondurant-Farrar on Jan. 17.

A-D-M led by seven points at halftime, 36-29, but a 20-7 run in the third quarter helped the host Bluejays take control.

Logan Essy scored a team-high 28 points to lead A-D-M on 10-of-12 shooting. Robby Sloss hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and five rebounds, and Jackson VerWoert added eight points and three assists. Joe Sloss tacked on seven points, five rebounds and five assists.