The Community R-VI Lady Trojans split a pair of EMO Conference games last week but the .500 mark didn’t mean the girls were satisfied with the results.
This was mainly due to a disappointing 20-point home loss to likely conference champion Clopton, 55-35. Foul trouble plagued the Lady Trojans as they were whistled for 16 fouls in the first half. All five of the team’s starters finished with four fouls.
This came just a couple days after the team played in a more physical contest in the Sturgeon Tournament finals against South Callaway.
“We never got any kind of rhythm as we got into terrible foul trouble and could not make free throws in a closely called game,” said Community R-VI head coach Bob Curtis.
Clopton’s defense held the Lady Trojans to seven points or less in the first three quarters.
Community R-VI trailed 16-5 at the end of the first quarter and trailed 29-12 at halftime. The Lady Trojans were then outscored 26-22 in the second half.
Samm Jett had four fouls in the first half and finished with a team-high 10 points. Rebecca Hagan had eight points; Danielle Brooks finished with six points before fouling out in the third quarter; Alissa Curtis had six points and eight rebounds; Tayler Cope scored two points; and both Chelsea Hoyt and Danie Jackson scored one point.
The Lady Trojans ended a two-game losing streak on Friday night when they spoiled a local rival’s Homecoming festivities with a 61-25 victory. Community R-VI’s defense held Wellsville to eight points or less in all four quarters.
Offensively, the Lady Trojans struggled for the first four minutes before outscoring the Lady Tigers 13-2 for a 17-6 early lead. They went on to win the final three quarters, 44-19.
“At this point in the season we just want to stay healthy and play our best basketball going into district play,” Bob Curtis said.
Jett finished with 27 points and six rebounds while Alissa Curtis had 14 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks. Hagan had seven points and three rebounds; Jackson added four points; Ivy Stathem had three points; while Taren Clark, Delanie Windmann, and Brooks each had two points.(Silex and Westran stats not available as of press time.)