After ending the second quarter down 21-15, the Community R-6 girls varsity basketball team outscored North Shelby 33-16 in the second half on Monday to earn a 48-37 home victory.
"The pace was more to there liking and our possessions were limited with a methodical passing offense the raiders were attacking us with," said coach Bob Curtis. "Sometimes you win ugly. This game was not pretty and by no means did we shoot it well or run offense well, but lately we have held several teams to 40 or less in a contest with solid defense. That will give you a chance to win every night."
Taking center stage for the Lady Trojans in this non-league matchup was Alissa Curtis with a 23 points and 11 rebounds, Dalaney Bowers posted eight points and three boards and Natalie Thomas added seven points and four assists. Deann Brooks also had seven points and five rebounds, Taren Clark scored two and connecting on a free throw was Danie Jackson.
"The second half saw the pace change and we got out in transition more causing some key steals and Alissa Curtis was key on the foul line connecting on 9-for-12 from the free throw line in the second half," Bob Curtis said. "Alissa kind of took over when we needed her to as 14 points came in the final 16 minutes. Great players play big in big games as this was a big one for us as North Shelby is the number three seed in our district."
Community R-6, 15-8 overall, 6-3 Eastern Missouri Conference, hosts Mark Twain on Friday.