Offense was hard to come by for Community R-6 on Tuesday night at home. The Lady Trojans lost 45-35 to Marion County and then the Trojans followed with a 62-24 loss to the Mustangs, with the girls one point off of their season low and the boys setting a new season low.
For the Lady Trojans (1-2), they had just three field goals after the first quarter until they knocked down three 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the game. Peyton Beamer led Community with nine points, six rebounds and three 3-pointers, Alyssa Beamer followed with seven points and two 3-pointers, Aaliyah Welch had seven points and five rebounds, and Kylie Brooks finished with seven points. For Marion County (2-1), Aylah Pollard led with 15 points off the bench and Kennedy Hathaway had 14 points.
"We really haven't run good offense -- not getting the ball side-to-side so we can break a defense down and get a good shot instead of taking a shot on the first side against a zone," head coach Bob Curtis said. "We're a better shooting team than we've shown the last two nights. It's kind of in our heads a little bit."
For the Trojans (1-2), Joey Lagemann surged in the first quarter for Marion County (3-0) by scoring 16 of his game-high 25 points. Community was held to two field goals in the second half, but Mason Carroll finished with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds and Lane Carter added five points. For Marion County, Porter Britt had 14 points.
"They were lights out tonight," head coach Kody Asquith said. "That's a good club as they move the ball well, they play defense well and they ran the floor well. I don't feel like we played bad. We just didn't quite play to their level."
The Lady Trojans host Mark Twain (1-1) at 6 p.m. Friday and then the Trojans follow against the Tigers (0-3) at 7:30 p.m.
Look for full stories in the Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, edition of the Mexico Ledger.