(12/09/2010)
By Gaylen Duskey
realfang@citlink.net

Calhoun Middle School coach Mike Sims looked over toward the scorers table, smiled and shrugged his shoulders. That gesture said it all.

Sims had no answer for the way Walton, and in particular Alex Ashley, manhandled the Red Devils in the second half of the Tigers' 33-21 victory Wednesday night. And nobody had an answer for Ashley who singlehandedly out scored the Calhoun team 22-21. He had 17 second half points as the Tigers, 1-1, came back from a halftime deficit to pull off the surprise against the 1-1 Red Devils.

As it turned out the night was a bit of a whitewash for the Red Devils as the B team suffered a 29-14 loss and the girls team fell 17-15.

Calhoun came out strong in the A game and appeared to have Walton on the ropes midway through the second quarter. Then the air seemed to go out of the Red Devils' balloon.

Walton quickly rallied and trailed by only one at intermission, 12-11.

After that it was pretty much all Walton the rest of the way as the Tigers out scored Calhoun 21-9 in the second half.

Sims said he didn't know why but that his team did not play well in any phase of the game.

Calhoun was led by Tyler Gerwig with nine points and 13 rebounds. He was backed by Lucas Wilson and Sam Brady with four each while Tyler Sims and Tyler Tanner had two each.

Luke Sheldon and William Baker both played but did not score.

The B team, now 0-2, was led by Ethyn Miller with five while Riley Cain added three and Austin Gribble, Nick Watkins and Nick Murphy had two each. Chris Kirkland, Justyn Starcher, Robby Lamp, Dustin Turner and Jerry Jones all played but did not score.

Jones, however, did have six steals while Lamp and Turner had two apiece. Cain and Gribble both had a blocked shot while Kirkland had the Red Devils' only assist.

Calhoun returns to action tonight with a game at Wirt County.


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