Community R-VI girls basketball head coach Bob Curtis said three double digit performances and a key second quarter led to the club’s 53-24 victory over Wellsville during the team’s first annual “Pink Out” game.
Community R-VI advanced to an early lead with a 12-5 first quarter, adding 21 points in the second for a commanding 33-10 edge at the half.
“The second quarter was key for us, as we tallied 21 points in the frame and Amelia (Knipfel) connected on a pair of three’s in that quarter,” Curtis said.
Community R-VI outscored the Lady Tigers 10-8 in the third quarter and finished the contest with a 10-6 fourth-quarter run for the win.
Paige Curtis tallied 17 points and eight rebounds; Emmalee McCoskey chipped in 13 points and six rebounds; Knipfel added 10 points and three steals; Leah Mays had six points; Samantha Jackson had three points; and Bianca Stafford and Ashley Steele scored two points.
All proceeds of the Community R-VI “Pink Out” went to the Mid-Missouri Affiliate of Komen for the Cure.
“It was a fun event with a lot of pink in the stands and on the court,” Curtis said. “We were glad to host the event with our neighboring school, Wellsville, who was very supportive of the cause, as well as our hometown fans.”
The Lady Trojans followed up on their victory over Wellsville with a definitive 31-13 road win over Westran at the Moberly Area Community College.
“It was a great experience for our kids to play on the college floor and enjoy a fun day of basketball,” Curtis said.
Community R-VI fell in the first quarter but rallied in the second, 9-2, for a 13-9 lead at the half. The Lady Trojans held Westran to one point in the third and outscored Westran 12-3 in the fourth quarter.
McCoskey lead the Lady Trojans with a 10-point, 10-rebounds double-double.
“Junior Emmalee McCoskey led the charge for the Lady Trojans with a game high 10 points and 10 rebounds,” Curtis said. “She was dominant on both ends of the floor against a smaller Westran team.”
Paige Curtis added five points and Stafford chipped in four points. Danielle Brooks had three assists.
“The contest was very physical and featured two teams that can really defend, so field goals were hard to come by,” Curtis said.