The Community R-VI Middle School girls basketball team went to Mexico in their final game of the season last week and left with a dominating 38-15 victory.
The Lady Trojans’ defense held the Lady Bulldogs to six points or less in three quarters.
Community R-VI’s victory moved their winning streak to 36 games in a row as they have finished the last two seasons with a 32-0 record.
“We had a tremendous amount of growth take place, losing three of our starters from last year,” said Community R-VI head coach Stacie Carroz.
“The girls put in a lot of work at practice and individually. Our school is now part of the Central Activities Conference (CAC) and we played in the conference tournament at New Franklin. One of our goals as a team was to win both tournaments. Going into the CAC Tournament, we were seeded number one and faced some fierce competition. Our second goal was to go undefeated again and we accomplished that as well…I admire their dedication, determination and excitement for this sport! It is going to be a lot of fun watching them in the years to come.”
Sarah Angel led Community R-VI in the win over Mexico with 11 points. Jenna Eikel and Brynna Beamer each scored nine points; Madison Bowers had five points; while both Ivy Hays and Alyssa Beamer scored two points.
Before beating Mexico, the Lady Trojans held off a tough Wellsville team on November 29, 23-17.
The Lady Trojans struggled scoring and battled foul trouble early in the game.
“The third quarter we hit some key shots,” Carroz said. “Fourth quarter, we made smart choices offensively and we managed a victory.”
Eikel scored a team-high 10 points; Angel had six points; Hays had four points; Bowers had two points; and Beamer scored one point.
Against North Callaway, the Lady Trojans jumped out to a 19-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 37-9 win.
Angel scored 15 points; Hays had eight points; both Beamer and Eikel scored six points; while Bowers had two points.