The Community R-VI Lady Trojans moved to just three games from having another 20-win season last week after outscoring three teams, 192-149.
Community R-VI ended the week with four Lady Trojans scoring in double figures during a 68-55 victory on Homecoming Night against Montgomery County.
The girls led by 10 at halftime before outscoring an improved Lady Wildcats team by just three points in the second half.
“We forced them to play fast with the help of excellent defensive players Danie Jackson and Chelsea Hoyt who make our full-court pressure so effective causing the Lady Wildcats to make a lot of rushed decisions that gave us the ball back,” said Community R-VI head coach Bob Curtis about his now 17-5 team. “Montgomery is an up-and-coming team to watch for over the next few years as they have some nice young players.”
Rebecca Hagan had a solid night with 11 points after making 5-of-8 shots from the field. She also had three rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
“She has consistently gotten better as the season has gone on giving us another weapon in our scoring attack,” Bob Curtis said.
“She is an excellent spot-up shooter who is playing with a lot of confidence.”
Samm Jett, Danielle Brooks, and Alissa Curtis were relentless at the top of the team’s press causing chaos and turnovers to help the Lady Trojans take the lead.
Jett finished with 19 points, six steals, five rebounds, and four assists while Alissa Curtis had 16 points, six rebounds, three steals, one block, and one assist. Brooks had 15 points, nine steals, six assists, and five rebounds.
Hoyt added four points, four assists, four steals, two rebounds, and two blocks; Jackson added three points and one rebound; Maddee Gastler had two rebounds and one block; and Mikyla Wagner had two assists.
The Lady Trojans took on another EMO Conference foe in Silex and picked up a 71-49 victory.
The first quarter was fast-paced as the Lady Trojans took a 29-22 lead as both teams were making a lot of baskets.
“Twenty-nine points is the most we have had in a quarter all year long,” Bob Curtis said. “However, 22 is the most points we have allowed in a quarter all year long as well.”
Defensively, the Lady Trojans locked down Silex in the second half as they held the Lady Owls to seven points or less in the final two quarters.
In the win, the Lady Trojans made 18-of-21 free throws.
Jett scored a team-high 25 points and five rebounds while Alissa Curtis added 21 points and nine rebounds. Brooks scored eight points, Hagan had seven points, Jackson added six points, and Hoyt scored four points.
Rallying to beat Westran
In a game played at Moberly Area Community College, the Lady Trojans overcame a slow start to beat Westran, 53-45.
Westran led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter before the Lady Trojans rallied to outscore them 44-32 in the final three quarters.
Community R-VI made 17-of-27 free throws in the win.
Jett scored 23 points and eight rebounds while Brooks added 13 points and three assists. Hoyt, Jackson, and Hagan each scored five points while Alissa Curtis had two points.