(02/04/2012)
By Gaylen Duskey

realfang@citlink.net

Calhoun played spasmodically in losing a rough game at South Harrison Friday night, 77-46.

And it may have gotten even rougher after the game when there appeared to be some sort of altercation at the handshake line as a Calhoun player appeared to be shoved by a South Harrison official.

That bizarre incident capped off a game that was one of the strangest in many years.

South Harrison was in command much of the way with a double figure lead but in the second quarter the Red Devils turned on its offense and defense and pulled to within eight.

But that's when the bizarre events took over.

Calhoun stole the ball and was fouled.

But after the foul on South Harrison Calhoun was whistled for a technical foul.

Instead of Calhoun having the ball out and a chance to cut further into the lead South Harrison was able to make a couple of free throws and get the ball back. Another basket gave the Hawks the 12-point margin they had at the half.

Up until the last couple minutes of the game Calhoun's offense and defense stumbled its way around the court as South Harrison broke open what was a close game as the Hawks enjoyed a 44-25 advantage. Ryan Slider had a double-double for Calhoun with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Caleb Schoolcraft and Tyler Gerwig added eight each for the Red Devils while Ricky Hall and Mason Sheldon chipped in with five each and , Luke Moore, Trent Phillips and Tyler Tanner added three each. Ray Davis, Sam Brady, Derek Dawson and Lucas Wilson all played but did not score for the 0-17 Red Devils.

South Harrison, 4-12, was led by Gage Evans with a game high 21 while Logan Kirby added 20. Jacob Stroupe, Luke Gaines, Dylan Smith and Cory Messenger had seven each, Matt Curry chipped in with four, Danny Chamberlain added three and Zane Creamer one for the Hawks. South Harrison won the junior varsity game 55-20.

Tanner led Calhoun with seven points and 10 rebounds. He was backed by Wilson with five, Davis with three, Brady and Gerwig with two each and William Baker with one. Dustin Turner, Nick Watkins, Luke Sheldon and Dawson all played but did not score.

South Harrison, 6-6, had three players score 10 each including Al Weaver, Creamer and Smith, normally a starter for the varsity.

Calhoun will try to get on the winning side of the ledger next Friday night when it travels to Clay County for a doubleheader


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