The Community R-VI Junior High Lady Trojans won all three of their games last week to take first place in the Community R-VI Tournament.
“I am so extremely proud of how hard our girls played this week,” said Community R-VI head coach Stacie Carroz. “Going into the tournament, we had lost to Van-Far and North Callaway during our regular season games. We had the opportunity to play both of these teams again. We have gotten better defensively, which really showed against our opponents.”
On day one, the Lady Trojans faced rival Wellsville and the Lady Tigers gave them all they could handle.
Community R-VI led 7-3 early before Wellsville rallied to cut the lead to one point at halftime. The Lady Trojans added four more points to their lead in the third quarter before holding on to win a low scoring game, 24-21.
Dalaney Bowers scored nine points, Sadie Hoyt had nine points, and Maddee Gastler added six points.
One week after losing to the Van-Far Lady Indians, the Lady Trojans used a fourth quarter rally for a 30-24 victory.
Community R-VI led 9-6 early and pushed their lead to six points at halftime.
Van-Far rallied with a 10-2 third quarter edge before two late 3-pointers helped Community R-VI pull away in the fourth quarter. They outscored Van-Far 11-3 in the fourth.
Bowers had 11 points, Hoyt added eight points, Gastler scored seven points, and Taren Clark scored four points.
On Thursday night, the Lady Trojans jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first quarter.
They led 17-9 at halftime before outscoring the Lady Thunderbirds 21-19 in the second half for the win. Gastler scored 17 points, Bowers had 15 points, Clark scored four points, and Ally Troesser had two points.