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Trojans pick up two more wins

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Community R-VI’s Brandon Arens leans in for a layup against Mark Twain on Senior Night.

Community R-VI’s Brandon Arens leans in for a layup against Mark Twain on Senior Night.

The Community R-VI boys basketball team outscored both of their opponents 133-88 last week as they picked up two more wins to push their record to 19-4 heading into this week’s districts.
On Thursday night, the Trojans battled district foe Marion County on the road and left with a 58-42 victory.
The Trojans led by one early and two at halftime before outscoring the Mustangs 31-17 in the second half for the 16-point win.
Community R-VI made 12-of-13 free throws in the victory.
“Good to go into a district team’s home and come out with a win before districts,” said Community R-VI head boys basketball coach Kenneth Jett.
Lane Thebeau scored 16 points while Clay Thebeau added 15 points after making 5-of-8 shots from the field.
Brandon Arens had 11 points and five rebounds; both Conner Brooks and Kyle Curtis scored seven points; and Doug Davenport added two points.
“Brandon Arens is starting to find himself as a player, which could be big for district play,” Jett said.

Beating Mark Twain
On Senior Night one night later, the Trojans led Mark Twain 35-25 at halftime before blowing the game wide open in the second half for a 75-46 victory.
The Trojans outscored Mark Twain 40-21 in the second half.
“Great Senior Night for a great bunch of seniors,” Jett said.
“Turned the defense up in the second half and pulled away. We had 12 assists in the game; a great way to go into district play.”
Brooks made 3-of-4 3-pointers for 20 points while Lane Thebeau had 14 points and four assists.
Arens had 14 points and five rebounds, which he’s had the five boards two games in a row. Clay Thebeau had 10 points and five assists; Anthony Fairchild added four points; Kyle Curtis had three points, five rebounds, and two assists; Gage Graves scored three points; and Doug Davenport had two points.