(02/05/2005)
By Gaylen Duskey
realfang@citlink.net

Perhaps it was fitting that Cody Jarrett stepped in front of a Calhoun pass and broke away for a lay-up that iced Sissonville's 58-51 victory Saturday night.

After all Jarrett had been putting it on the Red Devils all game long. Before the game former Calhoun coach Tim Davis said, "you're going to see the best player we've faced all year."

He was right. Jarrett was outstanding all game long handling the ball, rebounding and scoring, especially scoring.

Jarrett, who earlier in the week had set the all-time Sissonville scoring record and is currently the leading scorer in the Kanawha Valley, got 29 against the Red Devils to win, by one, his shootout with Calhoun ace Jake Perkins.

Perkins was every bit as spectacular as Jarrett was matching the Sissonville ace point for point and rebound for rebound.

However it was not enough as Calhoun started out fast but slowed in the second half as Sissonville rallied from a 10-point deficit for the win.

The Red Devils jumped on the Indians early and at one point stretched the lead to 10, 19-9, behind the daring do of Perkins, who had 11 points in the first quarter.

Calhoun led 19-11 at the end of one but Sissonville started whittling away in the second quarter to pull within one, 31-30, at halftime.

The telltale quarter was the third when the Indians outscored the Red Devils 20-10 to go up by nine, 50-41 heading into the stretch. Calhoun charged back and made it close on a couple of occasions but could not quite get over the hump and Sissonville pulled away in the final minutes.

Tristan Harris backed Perkins with nine points while Chad Conley had six, Tommy Gerwig five, Mike Batten two and Jeff Cunningham one. Matt Houchin and Tyler Shartiger both played but did not score.

The Red Devils also lost the junior varsity game falling to the Indians 51-35. Andrew Norman had 13 and Josh Deweese seven in the losing cause.

The Red Devils, now 6-9, are on the road at Doddridge County Monday night before returning home for a Wednesday night game against Clarksburg Notre Dame. It is the Red Devils' final regular season home game this year.


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