With three players scoring double digits against MSD’s varsity club, the Community R-VI Trojans’ junior varsity basketball team battled through double overtime twice to come out with a 52-49 victory.
Community R-VI ended the first quarter 12-6 against MSD and up 27-7 at the close of the half. Both teams went point-for- point in the third quarter, leaving the Eagles trailing at 35-25. By the close of fourth quarter, and leading into quadruple overtime, MSD posted a late 25 points but came up short for in the Trojans’ three point victory.
Anthony Fairchild had 14 points and eight rebounds; Jamie Householder tallied 13 points with three steals; and Doug Davenport posted 11 points. Kyle Curtis had eight rebounds and three steals. Gatlin Curtis made three steals.
“It was a good game against a varsity team,” Trojans’ head coach Dave Smith said. “It was a nice win. The kids played hard.”
Girls get win
The Community R-VI junior varsity girls squad reigned victorious in the club’s second game of the season against MSD with a 21-0 first quarter.
By halftime, the Lady Trojans held a commanding 27-4 lead. Community R-VI beat MDS 14-5 in the third quarter and allowed a mere two points in the fourth quarter for 53-11 victory.
“We have shutout our opponent in the first quarter of both of our JV games so far this season and I think it is because of our full court pressure and solid half court zone,” Community R-VI head coach Bob Curtis said.
Sam Jackson posted 13 points in the game shooting 1-for-3 from the line to lead the Lady Trojans. Rebecca Hagan, Karissa Graves, and Courtney Bertels tallied 10 points each. Hagan and Bertels shot 2-for-2 from the line with Hagan sinking two of three free throws.
“We had four girls in double figures and had our highest scoring total of 21 in the first frame to set the tone for the rest of the contest,” Curtis said. “We trap well in the half court which really cuts down the vision of the passer which allows for us to force turnovers.”