|By Gaylen Duskey SPORTS EDITOR|
Calhoun County will attempt to rebound from what basketball coach Tim Davis refers to as “our worst game of the season” when it travels to
“We really didn’t play well,” Davis said, referring to Monday night’s 71-64 loss to Doddridge County. The Bulldogs had a 15-point
turnaround in their fourth-quarter rally when they outscored the Red Devils 32-17. “In the fourth quarter we really didn’t so anything right. We
The 10-5 Red Devils will seek their second win of the year over the Highlanders. Calhoun whipped Webster 86-41 a couple of weeks ago.
Calhoun will be bolstered by the return of senior Chris Sampson, a part-time starter last season. Sampson regained his eligibility at the
semester break then had to participate in a certain number of practices before being allowed to play.
“I don’t know if Chris will start or come off the bench,” Davis said adding, “but he was awful good off the bench last season and that’s
probably where he needs to be as he works back into ‘basketball’ shape.”
Calhoun’s probable starting lineup tonight should be Marcus Davis, the leading scorer in the LKC, up front with Jake Perkins, the leading
rebounder in the LKC, and Tristan Harris. The backcourt should be Zach Houchin, who is among the leaders in assists, and Mike Batten, who
has played well since fighting off flu.
Other Calhoun players include Ryan ‘Goob’ Fitzwater, Shawn Hillegas, Derek Roberts, Tommy Gerwig and Chad Conley.