By Gaylen Duskey, Sports Editor |
What a difference a couple of days makes.
In the season-opener against Roane County earlier this week Calhoun fell
apart in the fourth quarter and lost.
Saturday night against Braxton County when the game reached the fourth
quarter the red Devils turned it up a notch to hammer the visiting Eagles,
The game was close most of the way with Calhoun clinging to a small lead. As
a matter of fact, the Red Devils were only on top by nine, 33-24, at the end
of the third period.
But in the fourth it was all Calhoun as the Red Devils outscored Braxton
24-11 and it could have been even more lopsided had Devils not missed a
boatload of lay-ups.
"We could have won easily," Calhoun coach Tim Davis said. "Had we hit our
lay-ups against Roane, we could have won that game too. But maybe that
(losing to Roane) is good since it gives us something to show the boys if
they get too confident."
Calhoun was led by junior Jake Perkins with 19 points and 18 rebounds,
including one spectacular rebound where he went up over top teammate Marcus
Davis to take the ball out of Davis' hands.
Davis added 18 on the night including his first three-pointer of the season.
He was seven of eight at the free throw line and added 10 rebounds.
Tristan Harris chipped in with 12 more for Calhoun, which evened its season
record at 1-1.
Travis Chapman was the lone Eagle in double figures with 10.
Calhoun jumped to a quick early lead and was never headed.
The Red Devils jumped on top 10-4 and was ahead 16-13 at the end of the
first period. They pushed the lead out to six, 22-16, at intermission.
In the second half the Red Devils grabbed command early and ended up blowing
Braxton out of the water with the fourth-quarter explosion of points.
Calhoun will return to action Monday night on the road at Doddridge County.
Braxton won the junior varsity game 56-49, building a 21-point lead and then