The Community R-VI Trojans avenged a buzzer beater loss from a year ago last week when they traveled to Louisiana and beat a good Bulldogs team, 68-61.
Community R-VI jumped out to a 21-15 first quarter lead and held on for a 34-32 halftime edge.
The Trojans offense was aggressive and outscored Louisiana 34-29 in the second half for the seven point victory.
Community R-VI made 14-of-22 free throws and improved their overall record to 12-2.
“We played a very good basketball team on their home floor,” said Community R-VI head coach Kenneth Jett. “The game was close the entire game. We did not turn the ball over and got to the free throw line, which I thought was all that separated us tonight. (We) played one of our better games of the year. Now we need to start building from here.”
Conner Brooks scored 20 points with two steals; Lane Thebeau had 15 points; Clay Thebeau tallied 13 points and five assists; Kyle Curtis had a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds; Brandon Arens scored six points and six rebounds; and Anthony Fairchild had three points.
JV beats Mexico
The Community R-VI JV team traveled to Mexico last week and left with a 49-46 upset victory.
The Trojans trailed 25-18 at halftime and were down eight at the end of three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, the Trojans outscored Mexico 23-12 to win the game by three points.
Bobby Jett made three 3-pointers and Gatlin Curtis added one 3-pointer in the final frame.
“In the fourth quarter, we finally adjusted to their speed,” Jett said. “It gave us problems all night.”
Matt Gastler scored 17 rebounds and finished with more than 10 rebounds for a double-double. Jett scored nine points; Gatlin Curtis had eight points; Gage Graves scored seven points; and two points were scored by Adam Hombs, Jamie Householder, Cordell Hollensteiner, and Avery Carline.