The Community R-VI Junior High basketball squad squeaked out a narrow 36-30 victory over Van-Far on Friday, November 9.
Leading scorers for the game were Alissa Curtis with 13 points and Lexus Lagesse with 10 points.
“The girls played a good game,” Community R-VI head coach Holly Gemes said. “They worked hard for the first half and were up by three at half time.”
Gemes said coming into the third quarter, Van-Far gained the lead but the Lady Trojans prevailed late in the game dominating the fourth quarter.
“Every coach pounds it into their players that free throws win games and that was definitely the case with this game,” Gemes said. “Danie Jackson was at the line six different times and made seven of her 13 and we won by six.”
Wins at Wellsville
Fatigued after a week’s streak of games, the Lady Trojans dug deep for a 29-20 victory against Wellsville on November 8.
Top scorers were Curtis with 11 points and Jackson with 5 points.
“The girls had a tough time playing on Wellsville’s home court because they wanted to win as badly as we did,” Gemes said. “Being our third game of the week, they were tired, but the girls dug deep and put everything they had on the floor and pulled out a wins.”
Community R-VI hosted Sturgeon for a 33-17 victory on November 6.
Notables for the game were Curtis with 13 points and LaGesse with 8 points.
“The girls played well against Sturgeon’s man-to-man defense and press,” Gemes said. “They played well and held the lead the entire game.”
Falls to Madison
The Lady Trojans fell to Madison 22-18 on Monday, November 5.
Leading scorers were Curtis with nine points and LaGesse with six points.
“The girls had a rough first quarter,” Gemes said. “We had been off for a week and some of the girls were under the weather. However, they pushed through and closed the gap on Madison. We just couldn’t break their man-to-man defense and we haven’t faced it much this year.”
The Community R-VI Junior High Basketball team will finish their home-court tournament on Thursday, November 15.
The Lady Trojans knocked off Wellsville’s 7th grade team 40-7 in the first round of competition on Monday, November 12.
Notables in the game were Curtis with 19 points and Ivy Stathem with five points.
After press time on Tuesday, November 13 Community R-VI faced Van-Far. On November 15, the Lady Trojans’ team played against Wellsville’s 8th grade team.