(02/19/2007)
By Gaylen Duskey realfang@citlink.net

Prior to Friday night's game at Wood County Christian the word Calhoun had heard was that Todd Hughes was a great shooter.

The word was right.

Hughes, a WCC senior, scored 38 points to lead the Wildcats to a 70-58 victory over the 0-19 Red Devils. Hughes actually outscored Calhoun in the first half when he netted 21 points compared to Calhoun's 19.

And, despite Hughes' individual brilliance the Red Devils mounted a furious rally in the fourth quarter that cut a 25-point lead to 12 forcing the Wildcats to go to a slow down offense to protect the lead.

The Red Devils' rally was sparked by an aggressive pressing defense and an offense that worked the ball inside.

Freshman Zach Moore led Calhoun with 26 points and 16 rebounds while junior Josh DeWeese played another outstanding game with 15 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out. Moore also had five assists.

Andrew Norman added eight points for the Red Devils while Lucas Morford chipped in with six and Justin Gerwig three. Harold McCumbers played but did not score.

Calhoun will close out its regular season with three home games this week.

The Red Devils plays host to Parkersburg Catholic Tuesday night before entertaining Wahama on Thursday and Doddridge on Friday.


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