By Gaylen Duskey |
Calhoun featured a balanced attack and tough defense to lead virtually all the way in scoring a 68-61 victory on the road at Wood County Christian Tuesday night.
The win was the fourth in a row for the 7-9 Red Devils.
Calhoun is idle until Friday night when it will try to keep the streak going on the road at Clay.
For the third straight game Tyler Sims was the leading scorer with 22 as he hit on six three-point shots. He had a great deal of help from his teammates Ryan Slider added 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists while Sam Brady chipped in with 14 points.
Tyler Gerwig narrowly missed double figures as he had eight. Ethyn Miller scored five and Mason Sheldon two to round out the scoring.
For Wood County Christian, 15-9, Patrick Goff led the way with 22. The Wildcats also got 12 from Douglas Ernest and six apiece from Joseph Krupinski and Logan Huck.
After spotting the Wildcats a 3-0 lead Calhoun scored the next six points to take a lead it would never relinquish, although WCC did cut it to one on once occasion.
Like Monday night against Hannan, Calhoun was devastating in the third quarter. Against Hannan Calhoun enjoyed a 31-6 third quarter advantage while against WCC it was not as dramatic – 24-13 – but it was enough to push the lead to double figures.
All was not roses for the Red Devils, however, as the junior varsity game was a 60-21 rout in favor of WCC.
The high point of the junior varsity game may have come in the fourth quarter when popular sub Christopher Kirkland canned a long three-point shot for his first points of the season. The basket brought an ovation from a large Calhoun contingent at the game.
Luke Sheldon led Calhoun with five points. He was backed by Dylan Heiney with four, Kirkland with three, Austin Gribble, William Baker and Jerry Jones with two apiece and Dakota Jarvis with one.
Zack Yanero, Riley Cain and Nick Watkins all played but did not score.
Wood County Christian was led by Josh Morris with 19. Josh Stevens added 18 and DJ Spencer 14 for the Wildcats.