Dalaney Bowers proved to be all her Community R-6 varsity girls basketball teammates needed her to be at North Shelby in non-conference action on Monday and more, charting a team-high 13 points, two rebounds, two steals, two assists and one block.
The conflict within the contest was that the Lady Trojans only connected on 19-of-55 field goals, which actually wasn't a problem considering North Shelby was just 4-for-32 from the floor. What did matter was that CR-6 outscored its hosts 12-6 in the first quarter and 19-9 in the second on its way to winning 49-21.
"Out of halftime we really played solid defense and took control of the game. outscoring them 18-3 in that frame," said coach Bob Curtis.
Putting up 12 points and pulling down six rebounds for the Lady Trojans was Alissa Curtis, Sadie Hoyt and Natlie Thomas had eight points each with a combined seven rebounds and Taren Clarn and Chelsea Hoyt added four points a piece. Morgan Bryant also chipped in five rebounds, one assist and a steal.
As a team CR-6 went 10-for-14 from the free throw line, pulled down 28 rebounds and made 16 steals. They also charted three blocks, had eight second-chance points and score five points off of turnovers.
North Shelby, on the other hand, went 11-for-20 from the charity stripe, grabbed 19 rebounds and and got 21 points from its bench.
The Lady Trojans, 17-6 overall, 9-0 Eastern Missouri Conference, is at Mark Twain on Feb. 16.