|By Gaylen Duskey |
Calhoun did virtually everything right Tuesday night except one thing: Defend against the three-point shot and as a result of that the Red Devils' super effort was for naught as Wirt slipped away with a 46-43 victory.
What did the Red Devils do right?
They out-rebounded Wirt 26-20 and they had less turnovers seven to five. They even shot their best percentage of the year on field goal attempts hitting 16 of 40 for 40 percent.
Still it was not enough as Wirt hit on seven of 11 three-point shots and that made the difference as the Tigers moved to 2-3 on the season while Calhoun dropped to 0-7.
Zach Moore led Calhoun with 19 points and 13 rebounds. He was backed by Justin Gerwig with 12 points and six rebounds. Chucky Kendall added six while Cai Clothier had found points (and six rebounds) and Kyle Keelser had two to go along with his two assists. Harold McCumbers and Danny Slider both played but did not score.
For Wirt Wes Cox was the leading scorer with 15 points - all on three-point goals. Roy White added 10 and Zach Cheuvront eight. Also scoring for the Tigers was Chad Crouser, who had six points on a pair of three-point goals while Josh Valentine had three and Timmy Gibson and James Reeves each had two.
The game was close throughout with neither team leading by a double figure margin and it stayed close to the final buzzer.
Wirt won the junior varsity game by a 39-15 score.
Quinton "Q-Dawg" Murphy led Calhoun with four points while Anthony Richards and Brandon Sampson added three points and 10 rebounds apiece. Greg Myers and Tyler Bennett chipped in with two each and Caleb Schoolcraft added one. Joe "Double Oh" Overbaugh, Stewart Fitzwater, Daniel Sims, CJ Myers and Noah Sweeney all played but did not score.
Calhoun returns to action Thursday night at home against Roane County.