|By Gaylen Duskey |
Last Thursday Calhoun scored 39 points in a lopsided loss to Gilmer County.
Monday night Calhoun scored 36 points … in the second quarter en route to an easy 87-58 victory over Hannan.
So what does this show?
First that Hannan is not as good as Gilmer County.
Second, when doing the things it needs to do the Red Devils are a pretty good team.
Monday night Calhoun worked hard and defended well; got position and rebounded well and took its time on offense, running a lot of motion and throwing a lot of crisp passes. The Red Devils also did not pass up a lot of short range jumpers they had not been taking earlier.
Ryan Slider led Calhoun with a game high 21 points including 16 in the breakout second quarter. Slider also led the Red Devils with 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals before being knocked out of the game early in the second half when he was decked by a Hannan player while trying to shoot.
Ricky Hall played up to his 6-5 size with a dominating two-quarter performance to score 15 points and chip in with seven points. Hall played only the first half.
Mason Sheldon added 12 points and nine rebounds while serving as the Red Devils' primary ball handler once Slider went out with an injury.
Tyler Gerwig and Sam Brady added 10 each. Brady played only the second half while Gerwig added nine rebounds as Calhoun enjoyed a 47-23 edge on the boards.
Luke Moore chipped in with nine, Lucas Wilson four, Trent Phillips three and Derek Dawson two as Ethyn Miller was the only Red Devil to not score.
Calhoun is now 2-11 on the season.
Stephan Burns tied Slider for game honors for Hannan, 2-11. He was the only Panther to hit in double figures.
Hannan won the reserve game by a 63-39 count as Dakota Fannin led the way with 24 points.
Brady led Calhoun with nine while Miller and Nick Watkins added eight apiece.
Dakota Jarvis chipped in with five while Luke Sheldon had four, Dawson three and David Workman two. MyKia Holbert and Riley Cain both played but did not score.
Calhoun returns to action tonight with a road game at Doddridge.