In their opening round of the Madison Tournament on Tuesday, the Community R-6 varsity girls' basketball team started off the new year by blasting the Battle JV 66-41.

Marshaling this offensive parade for the Lady Trojans was Alissa Curtis with a team-high 24 points, eight rebounds and two steals, Dalaney Bowers had 10 points and three boards and scoring 17 with three steals, two assists and one rebound was Natalie Thomas. Chelsea Hoyt also helped CR-6 control this contest with seven steals, five points, four assists and two rebounds, Taren Clark added four points, two steals, two boards and one assist and Sadie Hoyt had three points, three steals and two rebounds.

"Alissa Curtis had a great game, Natalie Thomas also chipped in and Dalaney Bowers had a solid contest," said coach Bob Curtis. "The girls were very eager to play as we had two games postponed before the break due to weather so it had been about three weeks since we played."

For the game the Lady Trojans went 21-for-63 from the field, including 2-of-9 three pointers, and made 18 of their 31 free throws. The squad also had 16 rebounds, 27 steals and 12 assists with three blocks and 21 turnovers.

One fact that stands out about this game is that CR-6 outscored the Battle JV in every quarter. This includes 13-11 in the first and 19-4 in the second to take a 32-15 lead into halftime. The Lady Trojans then took a 17-13 advantage in both the third and fourth to earn the victory.

Community R-6, 6-2 overall, next played Thursday in the tourney semifinal against Salisbury.