Lady Trojans to make run at districts
The Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team is coming off a year in which they finished 19-9 and won a district title. This year’s squad is returning leading scorer Samm Jett and Danielle Brooks.
While losing some inside presence to graduation, head coach Bob Curtis said he expects newcomer Allisa Curtis and Rebecca Hagan to help in the post.
Other top contributors will be senior Samantha Jackson, sophomore Danie Jackson, and newcomer Chelsea Hoyt.
Bob Curtis said he expects to use four guards and one post player.
“I think we’re going to be quicker than we were a year ago,” Bob Curtis said. “We’re going to have a lot of speed and a lot of ability to play full court. It’s just a kind of different brand of basketball.”
Defensively, the Lady Trojans are hoping to force a lot of turnovers.
“We’re trying to get in good shape to play full court,” Bob Curtis said. “We want to force turnovers and turn it into offense.”
This year, the Lady Trojans will be playing in a new district that features Marion County, La Plata, and more.
The Lady Trojans open their season on Friday, November 21 by hosing a Jamboree from 6-9 p.m. Their first game is in Wellsville on Tuesday, November 25.
Trojans hope to make run to Class 1 Final Four
The Community R-VI boys basketball team are coming off a season in which they were only a few points away from advancing to the Final Four in Class 1.
The Trojans went 7-2 in the EMO Conference to earn a three-way share of the title with Elsberry and Clopton.
They also had a 19-10 record and won the district title along with picking up a sectional win over Marion County. They will join the Mustangs in their district this year.
Though the Trojans did lose Kaleb Harris to graduation, Community R-VI returns a very experienced lineup that features Clay Thebeau, Lane Thebeau, Kyle Curtis, and Conner Brooks. Doug Davenport and Anthony Fairchild are also expected to expand their rolls this season. Brandon Arens is likely to take the spot left by Harris.
“We want to contend in the conference and district,” said head coach Kenneth Jett.
Offensively, he expects his team to get the ball up floor and press the issue on other teams.
Defensively, the Trojans will play a tough man-to-man to make sure offenses don’t get any easy baskets.
The Trojans will play in a Jamboree at Wright City on Friday, November 21. They play their first game at Wellsville on Tuesday, November 25.