Occasionally, not often, but every-so-often, a team overcomes to the point that the heights it reaches are worth mentioning regardless of everything else.
Such is the case of the Community R-6 varsity girl basketball team because, even though they lost in class 1 sectional competition on Tuesday to Glasgow 32-24, the true tale runs so much deeper than than that. For example, while the Lady Trojans did shoot just 8-for-46 on the night, Glasgow only went 9-for-31. But, the difference was Glasgow hit 5-of-13 three-pointers while CR-6 went 0-for-9 from that same distance.
I was so proud of how our girls defended their post players that two years ago in a Quarterfinal match up gave us so many problems playing over the top of us," said CR-6 coach Bob Curtis. "We really did an excellent job guarding them. We were aggressive, nabbing 11 steals, and rebounded well, despite the obvious size advantage. Glasgow makes you play their tempo and we took some quick unnecessary contested shots rather than looking for a more open look. That happens when you play catch up."
At the heart of this effort for the Lady Trojans was Natalie Thomas with 11 points and three steals, Alissa Curtis had seven points and eight rebounds and Dalaney Bowers added four points and two steals. Sadie Hoyt and Delanie Windman anlso charted one point a piece.
"Looking at how the season unfolded we are very excited to join the Central Activities Conference next year, as some of our most exciting contests this season took place with Madison, Glasgow, and Sturgeon, who will quickly become healthy rivals of ours in the 2018-2019 season," Bob Curtis said.