|By Gaylen Duskey|
A second quarter explosion and a plethora of three-point goals late in the
third quarter proved to be enough to lead Ritchie County to a 73-49 victory
over Calhoun in the LKC last place game.
Calhoun started slowly but held close to Ritchie County and was trailing by
seven, 17-10, at the end of the first period. The Red Devils closed briefly
in the second period but allowed the Rebels to sneak away with a 37-20 lead
Personal fouls bothered the Red Devils in the first half as Ritchie shot 19
free throws to none for Calhoun.
The Red Devils came out firing in the third quarter and closed to within 11
points on one occasion. The Rebels, however, poured in four three-point
goals near the end of the period to outscore the Red Devils, 22-17, and take
a 58-35 lead.
The two teams played on even terms - 14-14 - in the fourth quarter to set
the final score.
Zach Moore led the Red Devils, now 0-17, with 18 points and 13 rebounds
while Josh DeWeese played a strong game with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
DeWeese also had three steals and two blocks while Moore added four assists.
Andrew Normal had eight points while Justin Gerwig added three and Lucas
Morford two. Harold McCumbers, Chuck Kendall, Greg Myers, Anthony Richards
and Cai Clothier all played but did not score.
Nate Barnes led Ritchie with 17 points while Caleb Jones added 12 and
Quinton Jones and Jordan Adams 11 each.
Calhoun will try for that elusive first win again tonight (Friday) when it
travels to Wood County Christian (in Williamstown) for a boys-girls
Following that three players will represent the Red Devils in the LKC Night
of Champions Saturday. Moore and Gerwig will represent Calhoun in the Top
Gun three-point shooting contest while DeWeese is Calhoun's Scholar Athlete.