A long Christmas break left the Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team a little sluggish when it took on Jamestown in the 4th Annual Gary Filbert Classic in Mexico last Saturday.
The Lady Trojans had some first half success but a bad third quarter cost them in a 57-50 loss.
“(We were a) step slow against a team who can really shoot,” said Community R-VI head girls basketball coach Bob Curtis.
Both teams were tied at 10 at the end of the first quarter before the Lady Trojans made a run to take a 26-22 halftime lead.
Jamestown responded in the third quarter by outscoring the Lady Trojans 22-9 to open up a 44-35 lead.
The Lady Trojans won the fourth quarter but couldn’t complete a rally in a disappointing 57-50 loss.
Community R-VI made just 9-of-16 free throws.
Danielle Brooks led the Lady Trojans with a double-double of 16 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, and three assists. Brooks had great numbers in spite of playing with a hairline fracture in her foot.
“(She’s a) tough kid,” Curtis said. “She is going to play through it and hopefully it gets better.”
The Lady Trojans made just 18-of-54 shots from the field in the loss. Jamestown’s Mickayla Strother made five 3-pointers for 26 points.
Proceeds from the event benefits the Gary Filbert Memorial Scholarship at Mexico High School and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Gary Filbert Scholarship.
The other teams in the event included the boys and girls teams from both Paris and Mexico, Silex girls, Cairo boys, California girls, and St. Dominic boys basketball teams.