(01/10/2012)
By Gaylen Duskey
realfang@citlink.net

What is it about Calhoun that brings out the mad bomber in opposing teams? Monday night was just another case of bombs away against the Red Devils. Playing a game postponed from Friday because no officials were contracted for the game by the host Raiders' athletic department, Calhoun sat out to take away Roane's top three-point shooter.

And Hunter Bradley did have an off night as he missed all six of his shots from outside the three-point arch. But he was the only three-point shooter to have an off night as the Raiders connected on 10 of 12 three point shots en route to an 83-44 victory over the Red Devils.

Austin Nichols led the way with four bombs. He was backed by Jacob Neal with three, Daniel Humphreys with two and Scott Meadows with one.

Calhoun made a game of it for most of the first half and closed to within six on one occasion before pushing the lead out to 10 - 30-20. Then the roof fell in on the Red Devils as Roane score eight quick points in the last minute and one-half to pull away with an 18-point lead, 38-20, at intermission.

Calhoun hoped to close the margin and get back into the game in the third quarter but it was not to be as the Raiders scored from long range - five treys - to take a sizeable lead, 64-32, into the last period.

Neal led the Raiders, 4-3, with 17 points. He was backed by Nichols with 14 and Willie Bowman with 13.

Humphreys and Meadows added nine each while Devon Whiting chipped in with six, Michael Bates five, Bradley four and Nate Laxton, Joey Reed and Quentin Corbitt two each.

Ryan Slider led the 0-10 Red Devils with 12. He was backed by Caleb Schoolcraft and Ricky Hall with nine each while Trent Phillips had five Mason Sheldon four, Luke Moore three and Isaac coon two.

Tyler Gerwig, Derek Dawson, Zach Thomas, Sam Brady, Tyler Tanner, Lucas Wilson and William Baker all played but did not score.

Roane won the reserve game by an easy 87-12 score.

Tyler Harper led Roane, 3-4, with 16 while Hunter Simmons added 13 and Zack McKown 12 each. Austin Spears had eight points and a game high 14 rebounds as the taller, older and more experienced Raiders beat the Red Devils on the board 47-23 while recording nine blocked shots.

Calhoun, 0-8, was led by Baker and Brady with three each while Gerwig, Kameron Carder, Thomas and Tanner added two each. Baker, Dawson, Dustin Turner, Luke Sheldon and Wilson all played but did not score.

Calhoun returns home Wednesday night for a doubleheader against Clay County while Roane is at Braxton County the same night.


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