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Basketball 2012-2013

Basketball 2012-2013

State Championship Bound? No

By: Chris Wieberg

The Community R-6 Trojans and Lady Trojans had a pretty successful basketball season. The boys finished the season 19-5 while the girls finished 15-8. The boys started the season off with a loss against Mark Twain but bounced back beating Madison and went on a six-game winning streak. In the six-game winning streak, they got wins against Wright City, Monroe City, Van Far twice, and Clopton. Their winning streak was snapped 2nd round of the Madison Tournament to Salisbury. But the Trojans bounced back winning third place by beating Hallsville. The boys got a win against Douglas because of a forfeit due to not having enough eligible players, but lost against North Callaway in OT. Another big win the Trojans got was against Louisiana. They were down 15 at the half and rallied to come back to win it in the second half. This was the first year the Trojans were invited to the GF Classic in Mexico; they played Sturgeon and beat them. The Trojans, with an 11-3 record, moved on to the Sturgeon Tournament to played Westran in the first game and beat them. The Trojans moved on to the 2nd round to play the 2nd seed Sturgeon Bulldogs. The Bulldogs would beat the Trojans by 20 points that night. The Trojans played South Callaway in the third place game. The Trojans beat them and won third place in the Sturgeon tournament. Next, the Trojans got a win over Wellsville but lost to Elsberry. Then came Homecoming, where Silex looked to get revenge over Community from last year’s semi-final district game. Silex would not get revenge and would end up losing 64-42, Lane Thebeau (10) led the team with 17 points. The boys would finish out the season beating Montgomery County, Marion County, and got a nice win on senior night against Bowling Green.

The Lady Trojans started the season off on a good note by beating Madison and they would go on a four-game winning streak beating Van Far, Madison, and Wright City. It would all come to an end when they lost to Monroe City, but they bounced back beating Van Far and getting a big win on the road against Clopton. The Lady Trojans would get the four seed in the Madison Tournament and would play the five seed Cairo in the first round. Cairo would make seven three-pointers in the first half, but the Lady Trojans would buckle down and only allow one three in the second half and go on to win. They would end up losing to Salisbury in the second round and lose to Hallsville in the third round. They put an end to the two-game losing streak with a win over Wellsville. They would lose to North Callaway but would get a nice win against Louisiana the next game. They would go into the Sturgeon tournament with a 9-4 record and got the five seed. The girls would take on the fourth seed, the former Trojan boys basketball coach Chris Willingham and his Paris Coyotes. They would lose to Paris, but would get a win in the second round against Westran and would get a chance to play for third place against the 7th seed New Bloomfield. They would lose that game mostly because they missed 24 free throws. They would beat Wellsville again and got a big win against Elsberry in OT. The Lady Trojans didn’t really stand much of a chance against the number one ranked team in the state in Class 2, the Silex Owls, at Homecoming. The girls fell 65-38 with Emmalee McCoskey (11) leading the team with 17 points. They would finish out the season beating Montgomery County and Marion County, but would lose to Bowling Green on Senior Night. When Coach Bob Curtis was asked how he thought the season went he said, “It went very well; we had a 15-9 record - four off from the school record.” He was proud of his two seniors, Paige Curtis and Paige Harris, and said that “the future looks very bright.” The girls finished 3rd in conference with a 6-3 record.

The Trojans received the 3rd seed in Districts and the Lady Trojans received the 4th seed. Both Coach Dave Smith and Coach Bob Curtis expect to make a long run in  Districts. The Trojans had four players who made All-District: Sean Wilson who averaged 10 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists a game; Clay Thebeau who averaged 11 points per game, two rebounds, and 2.01 assists; and Justin Durham who averaged eight points per game, six rebounds, and 1.3 assists. And for the Lady Trojans, Paige Curtis averaged 11.2 points per game with 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assist in the 2012-13 season. The Trojans also had six players make All-Conference, Lane Thebeau, Sean Wilson, Justin Durham, Paige Harris, Emmalee McCoskey, and Paige Curtis.