Following a loss in their season opener, the Community R-VI girls basketball team won their first home game. The Lady Trojans improved their record to 1-1 on Tuesday, December 3 after beating the Lady Tigers, 46-41.
Both teams played solid defense in the first quarter, which kept the score tight. The Lady Trojans scored 14 points, while the Lady Tigers scored 13 points.
In the second, the Lady Tigers moved ahead by scoring 12 points. The Lady Trojans kept it close by scoring 11 points of their own.
The Lady Trojans regained the lead in the third quarter by scoring 10 points, making the score 35-31.
In the fourth, the Lady Tigers tried to make a comeback by scoring 10 points but couldn’t stop the Lady Trojans offense.
Emmalee McCoskey was the high scorer with 18 points and eight rebounds. Danielle Brooks scored 10 points and four assists.
“Our second half defensive effort was the difference. Mark Twain had a size advantage on us but I thought we did a good job of getting inside position in the second half to help us win the rebounding war. I also thought that we did a better job scoring in the paint in the second half finding Emmalee when she was open,” said head coach Bob Curtis.
Van-Far at R-VI – 12/5
Last year when the R-VI girls basketball team and the Lady Indians faced off, the Lady Trojans won the game 42-8. History repeated itself on Thursday, December 5 as the Lady Trojans improved to 2-1 after they defeated the Lady Indians, 50-20.
The Lady Indians defense was shutdown as the Lady Trojans scored 16 unanswered points in the first quarter to take a 18-2 lead.
In the second, the Lady Trojans moved farther ahead by scoring 11 points. The Lady Indians scored 10 points.
The Lady Trojans offense continued to click in the third quarter as they added 16 points, making the score 45-16.
In the fourth, the Lady Indians continued to struggle both offensively and defensively. The Lady Trojans scored five more points to win their second game of the season.
For the Lady Trojans, Samm Jett was the high scorer after hitting two 3-pointers to score 15 points.
Amelia Knipfel also connected on two 3-pointers to score 12 points. Danielle Brooks had seven points, seven rebounds, and four assists. The Lady Trojans went 12-for-20 at the free throw line.
“The girls played well tonight. Everyone got involved as we had nine different Trojans score. I feel like we are starting to play with more confidence after dropping our first contest and now we have won two in a row. Defensive energy was the key, as we forced several turnovers with our full court pressure,” said head coach Bob Curtis.
For the Lady Indians, Brooke Johnson was the high scorer with six points and three rebounds. Abilene Gatson and Annaliese Hubert both scored four points. Gatson added six rebounds and Hubert added three rebounds.
Breanna Strange, Jayda Borgmeyer, and Kayelee Harrower scored two points each.
“We again struggled to handle the ball. It was not a good night for us offensively, but we are looking ahead to learn from our experiences. We have a full week of practice and will be diligently preparing for the Elsberry game next Monday,” said Van-Far head coach Kelly Orf.