CALHOUN TOPS HERBERT HOOVER IN TWO OVERTIMES - Davis Leads Way With 39 Points

(02/07/2004)

By Gaylen Duskey SPORTS EDITOR

realfang@citlink.net

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 another victim.

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, 49-48.

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 overtime.

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 unavailable.

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.


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