|By Gaylen Duskey SPORTS EDITOR|
It took two overtimes but Calhoun County finally beat home standing Herbert
Hoover 83-73 Friday night.
Herbert Hoover came into the came seeking its best record in more than 20 years
and for a while it looked as if the Huskies may list Calhoun as
But somewhere along the way it didn’t happen.
Herbert Hoover jumped to an 18-10 lead after the first quarter and was able to
push the lead out to 12 – 26-14 – midway through the second
quarter. But that was the high water mark for the Huskies as Calhoun began the
comeback process and trailed by only five, 30-25, at the half.
Calhoun took the lead early in the fourth quarter on a field goal by Jake Perkins,
But the Huskies battled back and were up by four, 62-58, with a minutes
remaining. However Mike Batten scored a three-point goal and Davis
hit the first of two free throws to tie things at 62-62. That was the score at the
end of regulation.
In the first overtime Calhoun jumped on top 66-62 only to have Herbert Hoover
score four straight to tie things at 66-66 setting up the second
Calhoun jumped out to a quick 72-66 lead in the second OT and slowly pulled
away behind 9-of-11 free throw shooting as the Huskies were
forced to foul.
For Calhoun, now 10-4, Davis led the way with a game high 39 points. Perkins
added 16 and Batten 12. Other scoring statistics were
For Herbert Hoover, now 7-6, Nathan Koepsel led the way with 34 points.
Calhoun will return to action Monday evening at home against Doddridge County.