(01/14/2008)
Submitted by Danny Bunch

Calhoun Middle School Girls basketball team are now 5-3, going 1-2 in their last 3 games.

On December 21, the CMS girls traveled to Gilmer County to face there toughest challenge to date. CMS A-team girls were defeated by Gilmer County by a score of 45-30. Leading the way for the Red Devils was Savannah Church and Amber Wilford with 11 a piece, Rochelle Gerwig and Brittany Miller added 4 each.

CMS B-team was defeated by Gilmer 56-2, Carlena Craddock provided the offense.

CMS traveled to face Wirt County on Saturday, January 5. In a close game, CMS A-team battled back and forth with Wirt County but came up short by a score of 35-29. Unfortunately, Brittany Miller was injured midway through the 4th quarter. Later finding out she had broke her wrist and is out for the season. Leading the way for CMS was Savannah Church with 17, Amber Wilford with 10, and Brittany Miller added 2.

CMS B-team was defeated by Wirt 48-4, Carlena Craddock and Shayla Arnold with 2 points a piece.

On Thursday, January 10, CMS traveled to Braxton County on a 2 game losing streak. In a rematch of a 2 point loss earlier in the season, and minus Brittany Miller, CMS A-team rallied together to face a tough Braxton team. Losing 27-20 at the end of the third quarter, and at one point down by nine with 3 minutes to go in the fourth; CMS A-team pulled together late and stormed back with tough defense and heart to pull out a victory over Braxton 40-35.

CMS girls only shot 13-33 as a team from the free throw line, but coming in clutch in the fourth, shooting 11-15 from the line. Leading the way for CMS was the hot hand of Amber Wilford who had 24, Savannah Church controlled the pace of the game and added 10, Rochelle Gerwig added 3, Kenzie Laughlin 2, and Chelsea Heery 1.

CMS B-team was defeated 54-4, Brittney Norman and Carlena Craddock had 2 points apiece.

The CMS Girls next game will be Tuesday, January 15, at Clay County.


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