(01/19/2012)
By Gaylen Duskey
realfang@citlink.net

You can't commit 30 turnovers a game and hope to win. You can't allow a player averaging 10-12 points a game to score 25 against you.

You can't shoot less than 33 per cent from the free throw line.

Calhoun did all those things Wednesday night and no it didn't come away with a win. South Harrison got the 56-38 victory thanks mostly to a generous host Red Devils' team.

It was Calhoun's 13 loss in 13 games this season and the 35th straight dating back to the final game of the 2009-10 season.

South Harrison jumped to a quick 6-0 lead and never looked back as Logan Kerby stole momentum away from the Red Devils early in the game.

Kerby, who had been averaging about 10-12 points a game for the Hawks, had a season high 25 but it was his work in the opening half that befuddled the Red Devils.

Kerby had five steals (four in the first quarter) and 14 points in the first half. The Hawks' post player waited on defense until the Red Devils attempted to go inside the he stepped in front of the passes and usually had an open lane for a lay up.

His play on defense early set the tone for the game as it forced Calhoun to try to comeback from the get-go and the Red Devils were unable to pull it off.

He also had a good night for the Hawks, 3-8, off the glass as he had a game high 12.

He was joined in the scoring parade by Dylan Smith with 10. They were the only two Hawks to hit double figures.

Calhoun, which thwarted numerous comeback attempts of its own with missed free throws and turnovers, was led by Mason Sheldon with 10 points and nine rebounds.

He was the only Red Devil in double figures.

Tyler Gerwig, Ryan Slider and Caleb Schoolcraft had six each in the losing cause. Ricky Hall added four while Trent Phillips had three, Luke Moore two and Ray Davis one. Isaac Coon played but did not score.

South Harrison, 6-4, won the junior varsity game by a 61-20 margin over the 0-10 Red Devils.

Zane Creamer had 16 points in two quarters of play to lead the Hawks.

William Baker led Calhoun with five while Tyler Tanner added four, Sam Brady three, Luke Sheldon, Lucas Wilson and Derek Dawson two each and Zach Thomas and Gerwig had one each.

Dustin Turner, Nick Watkins and Kameron Carder all played but did not score.

Calhoun will try to get on the winning side of the ledger Friday night when it travels to play always tough Braxton County in a doubleheader.


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