By Gaylen Duskey


Fouls hurt Calhoun coming and going Tuesday night as the visiting Red Devils fell to Roane County, 84-61.

The Red Devils had foul problems as Tyler Gerwig and Lucas Wilson had to go to the bench with early fouls in the first quarter giving the Raiders, 1-0, a 23-10 lead. The in the fourth quarter two veteran inside players -- Sam Brady and Gerwig -- both fouled out as the Raiders enjoyed a 24-16 edge to pull away.

In the middle two quarters with the Red Devils at full strength Calhoun enjoyed a 35-28 advantage and kept things close until the end.

Tyler Sims lead Calhoun, 1-2, with 20 points while Ethyn Miller added 15 and Austin Gribble nine off the bench.

Brady had six before fouling out while Zack Yanero had four and nine rebounds.

Wilson with three, and Gerwig and Dakota Jarvis had two apiece to round out the scoring. William Baker and Luke Sheldon both played but did not score.

For Roane, Ryan Errickson had a team high 19. He was backed by Kaleb Greathouse, Daniel Heeter and Joe Riley had 11 each while Eli Kurowski and Steven McGinnis had nine each.

Alex Ashley had eight, Ryan Bates three, Cecil Willis tow and Alex Pavalov one to round out the scoring.

In the junior varsity game Roane's older and bigger team (Roane has a freshman team and no freshmen play on the JV squad) rolled to a 61-33 victory.

Ross Vineyard led the Red Devils, 0-3, with eight while Gribble added seven. They were backed by David Washington with five, Ben Fredrick with four, Case Carter with three and Caden Hicks, Yanero and Sonny Wilson with two each. Jarvis, Chris Kirkland, Kaleb Nichols, Jaron Hall and Noah Allen all played but did not score.

Caleb Shirey had a game high 20 for Roane, 1-0, while Drew Kinder added 16. Caleb Moore had eight, Willis six, Caleb Cottrell five, Hunter Thompson four and Ethan Myers two to round out the scoring.

Calhoun will try to get back on the winning path Thursday night when it travels to Braxton County for a doubleheader.

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