(03/01/2010)
By Mike Sims

Calhoun Middle School, seventh grade boys basketball players and their families traveled recently to Williamstown High School to participate in a basketball tournament.

The first game saw Calhoun taking on Ritchie County and both teams battled back and forth during the first half with Ritchie hanging on to a slim lead 12 to 9 at the break.

In the second half Calhoun fought back and tied the game at 25 with just a few seconds on the clock. Ritchie inbounded the ball and threw up a desperation shot. Calhoun's defender was called for a foul on the shot and Ritchie County's Tyler Reed got to shoot three free throws with no time on the clock. Reed made 2 out of 3 to give Ritchie a 27 to 25 win.

Scoring for Calhoun were, Sam Brady 3 points, Lucas Wilson 4 points, Tyler Gerwig 16 points and Tyler Tanner 2 points. Playing but not scoring were, Tyler Sims, Kirkland Allen, William Baker and Luke Sheldon.

The second game saw the Red Devils taking on Parkersburg Catholic. This game was also a close decision as Catholic slipped passed the Devils by a score of 30 to 25.

Scoring for Calhoun were, Sam Brady 2 points Tyler Gerwig 20 points and Tyler Tanner 3 points. Playing but not scoring were, Tyler Sims, Lucas Wilson, Kirkland Allen, William Baker and Luke Sheldon.

Playing their third game in four hours, the Red Devils took on the home standing Williamstown Yellow Jackets. Again, the gang from Mt. Zion didn't disappoint their fans as they played their hearts out, only to drop a hard fought decision 25 to 20.

Scoring for the Red Devils were, Sam Brady 2 points, Tyler Sims 5 points, Lucas Wilson 7 points, Tyler Gerwig 5 points and Tyler Tanner 1 point. Playing but not scoring were, Kirkland Allen, William Baker and Luke Sheldon.

The players and their families would like to thank Tom Gerwig for coaching the boys and Jeff Houchin and Houchin Construction for sponsoring the team for the tournament.

The team is planning on entering another tournament at St Mary's, March 26 through 28. Anyone wanting to watch the team play can contact one of the players for game times.


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