Community boys runs out of time

By: Dave Faries, Editor
Posted 12/18/20

In a game where teams trade runs – 6-0 one way 7-0 the other – it’s often the last run that wins it. That was not Community R-6 on Friday. Despite a promising third quarter spurt that saw the …

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In a game where teams trade runs – 6-0 one way 7-0 the other – it’s often the last run that wins it. That was not Community R-6 on Friday. Despite a promising third quarter spurt that saw the Trojans grab the lead, visiting Slater wound up on top in the end, 51-43.

“Slater is pretty good – that’s first and foremost,” said Community head coach Matthew Thomas. “We just couldn’t hold on.”

The visitors brought both speed and size to the floor, the latter in the form of Jakobie Breshears. A large presence in the paint, he grabbed 13 rebounds and scored on a number of put backs. But the Trojans zone defense was able to disrupt the Wildcats’ outside shooters and keep things close.

Slater was 1-16 from beyond the arc.

Midway through the third the runs tipped in Community’s favor. By the end of the period it was a narrow 38-35 affair. But three of the Trojans starters got into foul trouble and the rally fizzled.

Justin Duenke led the way on offense with 12 points. Community spread the ball around well, with eight players in the books. Josh Thomas popped in 8 points and Tucker Robnett tacked on 7. Kaden Brooks hit for 6, with Case Stafford adding 4.

Garrett Schmit, Gavin Allen and Mason Carroll put in 2 each.

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