The Community R-VI boys and girls basketball teams started their season last week with a road game against rival Wellsville.
Offensively, both teams scored a combined 137 points in two victories to start the season undefeated.
The Lady Trojans started the game with a 17-10 lead at the end of the first quarter before taking a 28-12 halftime edge.
Community R-VI’s defense held Wellsville to under 10 points in each of the final two quarters as the Lady Trojans held on for a 67-38 victory.
“It was a fun first night as we had seven different girls score in the contest,” said Community R-VI head girls basketball coach Bob Curtis. “The difference was the effort and intensity that we played with in the second quarter. We scored 28 points in that frame and looked very hungry after a hard fought first quarter.”
Danielle Brooks, Alissa Curtis, and Samm Jett combined to score 54 points and 30 rebounds.
Brooks filled the stat sheet with her double-double of 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
Curtis nearly had a double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Jett scored a team-high 20 points and nine rebounds.
Boys team wins
The Community R-VI Trojans jumped out to a 15-10 first quarter lead before falling behind by four points at halftime.
Community R-VI used that wake up call to go after the Tigers in the final two quarters. The Trojans outscored Wellsville 47-31 in the second half and won 70-58.
Four Trojans finished in double figures while the team made 22-of-32 free throws.
Clay Thebeau scored 20 points, Conner Brooks had 19 points, Kyle Curtis scored 11 points, and Lane Thebeau added 10 points.
“We started slow on offense, not running well and it was not surprising early in the season but we must improve,” said Community R-VI head boys coach Kenneth Jett. “We picked up the defense in the third and created some turnovers, which turned the game around.”