|By Gaylen Duskey SPORTS EDITOR|
Marcus Davis took a giant step toward his father's all-time scoring
record at Calhoun County while leading the Red Devils to a 73-51
of Webster County Wednesday night.
Davis poured in 35 to move within 60 points of Tim Davis' school record
Davis was especially tough on the Highlanders from the free throw line
where he canned 17 or 20 chances. He also added two three-point
goals and nine rebounds.
Calhoun started sluggishly and trailed by a point at the end of the
first quarter, 11-10. But in the second quarter the Red Devils seemed to
their stride by outscoring Webster 24-11.
"We started poorly," Davis explained. "But from the second quarter on we
played pretty good basketball. But we're going to have to keep
playing pretty good basketball because Wirt (Friday's opponent) has
improved a lot."
According to Davis, the Red Devils got a boost from Chris Sampson, who
played in his first game of the season following becoming eligible at
the end of the first semester. Sampson had eight points and eight
rebounds for the Red Devils off the bench.
Jake Perkins had 13 points for Calhoun while adding nine rebounds and
three blocked shots.
Calhoun also got seven points from Mike Batten, four from Tristan Harris
and two each from Shawn Hillegas, Ryan 'Goob' Fitzwater and Zach
Houchin, who had a team high seven assists.
Chad Conley and Derek Roberts played but did not score for the 11-5 Red
Webster County was led in scoring by Logan Chapman with 17.
In the junior varsity game Tommy Gerwig outscored Webster County 33-32.
The rest of his teammates added 26 more, including 10 by Victor
Carpenter, in the 58-32 victory.
Calhoun returns to action tonight when Wirt County comes to town.