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Community R-VI boys drop final two games

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:57 am

Community R-VI’s Blaze Escamilla during the final home game against Mark Twain.

The Community R-VI Trojans’ boys basketball season came to an end last week in the Class 1, District 10 Tournament after a tough 49-36 loss to the host Madison Panthers. After being down just four points at halftime, the Trojans were only able to make three 3-pointers and score 13 total points in the second half of a 49-36 loss.
The Trojans had outscored the Panthers 15-12 in the second quarter but didn’t score more than 10 points in any other quarter.
“Just could not get anything going in the second half,” said Community R-VI head coach Matt Thomas. “Madison played with a lot more energy than us.”
The Trojans finished the season with a 7-19 overall record.
Eric Hombs scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half. He also had six rebounds and one assist.
Cordell Hollensteiner scored all 15 of his points from behind the 3-point line and added three rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
Blaze Escamilla scored three points; Matt Gastler finished with three points, seven rebounds, and one assist; Danny Kuda added three assists and two rebounds; Adam Hombs had three rebounds and one assist; Evan Hartsock had two rebounds, one block, and one assist; and Jaryn Kuda added two rebounds.’
Falling to Mark Twain
Before losing in districts, the Trojans lost their Senior Night game against Mark Twain, 59-49.
The Trojans jumped out to an early five point lead and led 27-24 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Mark Twain rallied to outscore the Trojans 16-6 before holding on for the 10-point win.
“Had a terrible third quarter,” Thomas said. “We suddenly became un-aggressive and just couldn’t get anything to fall.”
Hollensteiner scored a game-high 17 points, five assists, four rebounds, and one block; Eric Hombs had 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Evan Hartstock scored six points, four rebounds, and one assists; Matt Gastler scored five points, five rebounds, and two assists; Danny Kuda added three points and two rebounds; and Adam Hombs had two points, one rebound, and one assist.
Blaze Escamilla added one rebound.