DAVIS SCORES 28 - Devils Thump Doddridge 73-54

(12/24/2003)

DAVIS SCORES 28 - Devils Thump Doddridge 73-54 By Gaylen Duskey, Sports Editor
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Marcus Davis changed the way his ankle was being wrapped and it must have worked.

Davis, the two-time returning all-state player for the Calhoun Red Devils, scored 28 points Monday night to lead his team to a 73-54 thumping of Doddridge County.

But he had plenty f help as Jake Perkins rolled in 25 and Tristan Harris eight for the 2-1 Red Devils.

Davis, who has been hampered by a high ankle sprain suffered about midway through the football season, was taken to a sports medicine center in Glenville where he has his ankle taped.

"Marcus got a lot of looks," his father and Calhoun County High School basketball coach Tim Davis said. "But his shooting was still off. Had he hit the shots he has hit before he could have scored quite a few more. "But it was a good win and we are happy with it."

Calhoun started slowly and it was nip-and-tuck with the Bulldogs for most of the first half. In the second half, however, the Red Devils shook off some foul problems and came alive.

"When Jake (Perkins) got his third early on we had to do things differently than we had wanted," Davis said. "But in the second half we stepped it up a notch and pulled away from them."

Davis was also pleased with the rebounding effort, which was led by Zach Houchin with 12. Harris and Perkins had 12 each and Davis added eight. Curtis Ash led the Bulldogs, 0-2, with 23 points while David Parsons had 12. Calhoun is idle until Jan. 2, 2004, when it travels to Clarksburg to compete in the Clarksburg Notre Dame Tournament. The Red Devils play in the tournament's first game against undefeated Charleston Catholic. Charleston Catholic hammered Roane County (a team that beat Calhoun in the season-opener, 54-49) Monday night by a 58-44 count.

In the second game Clarksburg Notre Dame plays Weirton Madonna. The winner of the first game plays the winner of the second game on Jan. 3, 2004, for the championship while the two losers meet in the consolation game.


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