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R-VI boys beat Bowling Green, get three in a row

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:57 am

Community R-VI’s Sean Wilson launches a jumper against Bowling Green.

Free throw efficiency and the pep of Senior Night helped the Community R-VI boys basketball team in a 58-47 home-court victory Friday night, February 15, during the squad’s final regular season contest.

The Trojans were tied at 11 points in the first half, shooting 5-for-10 from the field and 1-for-1 from the free throw line.

Community R-VI won the second quarter 15-10 as they went 10-for-23 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line in the first half for a 26-21 edge heading into the locker room.

“(Bowling Green) came out and played well offensively and defensively,” Community R-VI head coach Dave Smith said. “They played hard. They’re a good team.”

The teams battled in the third quarter nearly point-for-point before the Trojans ended the quarter up 42-35.

Community R-VI opened the fourth quarter with a 8-0 run, winning it 16-12.

Overall, the Trojans hit 18-of-41 shots from the field and 18-of-21 free throws.

“We made enough free throws to stretch the lead and came out with a nice conference win,” Smith said.

Justin Durham led the Trojans with 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and one steal; Sean Wilson followed suit with 15 points, four rebounds, and two assists; Clay Thebeau chipped in 10 points, one rebound, two assists, and two steals; Conner Brooks tallied 10 points, one rebound, and one assist; Lane Thebeau added 7 points and one rebound; and Kaleb Harris had one point with two steals.

Knocks off Marion County

With four Trojans hitting double digits, Community R-VI pulled out a 57-45 victory over a tough Marion County squad on  Thursday, February 14.

The Trojans held an early lead after a 15-7 first quarter and edged Marion County in the second for a 25-16 lead at the half.

“We got up early on Marion,” Smith said. “Every time they made a run, we came back and made a big score and got a good stop. Beating them on their home floor is big win for us.”

Community R-VI continued its dominance in the second half with a 18-17 run in the third quarter, closing the game 14-12 in the fourth.

Clay Thebeau led with 18 points with one three-pointer and four rebounds; Brooks chipped in 12 points with two three-pointers; Durham added 12 points; Lane Thebeau had 10 points; and Wilson had three points with seven rebounds and six assists.

Defeats Montgomery County

The Trojans beat No. 2 seed Montgomery County 57-43 on the road Tuesday, February 12.

Community R-VI won the first quarter 17-13 and managed a 31-20 edge at the half. The Trojans posted 12 points in the third quarter and finshed the contest losing the fourth 14-13.

Lane Thebeau led with 13 points and three assists; Wilson had 12 points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals; Durham chipped in 10 points with seven rebounds; Brooks had nine points; Clay Thebeau had nine points and three assists; Harris had four points; and Shane Myers had one point.