|By Gaylen Duskey|
Too many fouls. Too many missed foul shots. Too many technical fouls. Too many turnovers. All those things combined led to back-to-back losses for the Calhoun Red Devils.
Thursday night Wahama blitzed Calhoun 78-35. Friday night the Red Devils were battered by Gilmer County, 59-31. In both losses the Red Devils were plagued by fouls, missed fouls and turnovers.
In Friday's game Gilmer, now 5-4, got 15 points from William Ratliff, 11 from Cody James and 10 from Kevin Grogg to take the easy win.
Justin Gerwig led Calhoun, now 0-9, with 10. He was backed by Josh DeWeese with seven, Josh Cain with four, Chuck Kendall and Harold 'Scooby" McCumbers with three apiece and Greg Myers and Andrew Norman with two each.
Gilmer jumped out to an 18-4 lead and it was never close thereafter. It was 36-8 at halftime. Calhoun battled the Titans on even terms in the second half as both teams scored 23 points, but the 28-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome.
Thursday night the formula was the same as Wahama took a 14-6 first period lead and increased it to 39-15 at the half as fouls troubled the Red Devils. In the game Calhoun was called for 26 personal fouls and two technical fouls as Wahama enjoyed a 29-9 advantage in free throws. Three Red Devils fouled out.
Justin Arnold led Wahama, now 7-1, with 27 while Keith Pearson and Jordan Smith added 13 each and Casey Harrison 12.
Calhoun got 12 points from DeWeese before he fouled out early in the third quarter. Gerwig with six, Cain with five and Kendall, Norman and Anthony Richards with four backed him apiece.
Calhoun lost both junior varsity games, falling to Wahama 65-17 and Gilmer 60-17.
Kendall led the junior varsity in the Wahama game with seven while Greg Myers added five, Daniel Sims three and Quentin Murphy two.
CJ Myers led the Red Devils against Gilmer with seven while Greg Myers added four and Kendall and Stuart Fitzwater three apiece.
Calhoun returns to action Monday night with a doubleheader at home against South Harrison. The Red Devils entertain Clay Wednesday before going on the road to Braxton Friday and Wirt Saturday in a makeup game.