The Community R-VI Lady Trojans carried its momentum from a second place finish in the Madison Tournament into last week and picked up a pair of EMO Conference victories.
The wins moved the Lady Trojans’ record to 3-2 in the EMO Conference and 9-4 overall.
Home win over
The Lady Trojans jumped out to an 18-7 first quarter lead against Elsberry at home last Thursday night and cruised late to a 68-40 victory.
Community R-VI outscored Elsberry 33-15 in the second half in the 28-point win.
“(This was a) good conference win as we are starting to play some of the basketball we have played this season,” said Community R-VI girls basketball coach Bob Curtis. “…I feel like we are getting better as the season progresses and that is huge going into districts.”
Danielle Brooks paced the Lady Trojans with 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals while Samm Jett had a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Alissa Curtis had a double-double of 10 points and 19 rebounds; Rebecca Hagan had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds; Danie Jackson scored eight points and four rebounds; Samantha Jackson had seven points and five rebounds; and Chelsea Hoyt scored four points.
“Rebecca Hagan has provided a spark lately, adding 3-point shooter to our arsenal,” Bob Curtis said.
As a team, the Lady Trojans made 29-of-63 shots from the field and just 7-of-13 free throws.
Beating Wright City
Earlier in the week, the Lady Trojans’ defense held Wright City to six points or less in the final three quarters in a 65-26 win.
Community R-VI held an 18-11 lead in the first quarter before outscoring Wright City 20-5 in the second quarter for a 38-16 halftime lead.
The Lady Trojans outscored Wright City 25-10 in the second half in the 39-point victory.
“(It was a) good conference win,” Bob Curtis said. “After the first quarter, we found our stride and had eight different girls score. Defensive effort after the first quarter was the difference as we only allowed 15 points in the last 24 minutes.”
Brooks scored 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals. She made 6-of-8 free throws.
Jett tallied 18 points, four rebounds, three steals, and two assists. She also made 6-of-8 free throws.
Alissa Curtis had a double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds with one steal. Jackson scored four points and four rebounds; Danie Jackson had four points and six rebounds; and Hagan scored four points.