Four Community R-VI boys basketball players shined last week after participating in the Third Annual EMO Conference All-Star Basketball game in Bowling Green.
Due to a lack of enough players to split teams into representations of small and large division schools, players were split into white and dark teams which put two Community R-VI players on one team and two on the other.
Austin Layman and Cameron Dubbert both helped the White team to a 65-56 victory over the Dark team featuring both Aaron Fairchild and Justin Gastler.
The White team took an early 7-5 lead in the first quarter on Cameron Dubbert’s lone basket of the game.
Fairchild made two free throws with 3:22 left in the quarter to help his team rally for a 13-12 advantage.
In the second quarter, Fairchild scored four points as his second basket was scored after making a move around Dubbert.
The White team dominated the quarter behind five 3-pointers as Austin Layman’s 3-pointer for his only points of the game pushed the lead to six points.
Gastler scored all three of his points in the game in the quarter but the White team led 35-31 at halftime.
Both Layman and Gastler missed their only shots in the third quarter while the White team did just enough to maintain a seven point edge heading into the fourth quarter.
Fairchild was making a push for his team’s highest scorer as he made a late basket to keep the lead at six points. He missed the top scorer title on his team by just two points as Nick Rose of Orchard Farm finished the game with 10 points.
Elsberry’s Scott Kroeger helped the White team pull away in the fourth with five of his 16 points in the nine point victory.
Fairchild finished with eight points, two rebounds, and one steal for the Dark team while Gastler added three points and one rebound. Gastler was also a starter in the game.
For the White team, Layman had three points and two assists while Dubbert finished with two points, five rebounds, and one assist.
Montgomery County’s Caleb Davis won the 3-point contest after making 7-of-10 shots in both the first round and finals. No Community R-VI or Van-Far players were chosen to compete in the contest.
The White team’s coaches were Elsberry’s Ryan Parker and Chuck Arnold while Clopton’s Cary Bibb coached the Dark team.
Van-Far’s Ryan Teague was selected to participate in the game but did not attend the event.