By Gaylen Duskey
Ethyn Miller made a driving lay up with 2.6 seconds remaining to giver Calhoun the lead then Dakota Jarvis stole the Wirt inbounds pass to lead the Red Devils over the Tigers 32-30 Saturday night at Mount Zion.|
Miller's basket was the deciding points in a game that was close all night long and capped a Calhoun fourth quarter come-from-behind drive.
Miller led the Red Devils with 17 points. He was the only Calhoun player to score in double figures. He also added six assists and three steals.
But he had solid help from the rest of the Red Devils as Dylan Heiney chipped in with six points and six rebounds. Austin Gribble added four, Zack Yanero three and Dakota Jarvis two. Ben Frederick and Caden Hicks both played but did not score. Yanero led Calhoun on the boards with 10 rebounds while Jarvis added nine and a pair of steals.
Calhoun coach Danny Bunch said while the offense wasn't exactly clicking the defense was outstanding.
The Red Devils, 4-2, were able to nullify the Tigers bigger inside game as they managed to get the talented 6-8 Tristan Nichols in early foul trouble and limit him to 10 points. He had scored 31 in his last game.
Wirt was led by Luke Smith with 11. Smith and Nichols were the only two to hit in double figures.
For the Tigers, 4-4, Aaron Peterman had three, Larry Rood, Josh Ellison and Logan Kerby two apiece. John Hudkins played but did not score.
In the junior varsity game Derrick Britton scored 14 of his game high 18 points in the third quarter as Wirt broke open a close game for a 54-37 victory. In the third quarter the Tigers outscored Calhoun 20-4.
Zakk Adams added 12 for the Tigers, 3-5. TJ Conley had seven, Seth Suslik six, Blake Batton five and Zack Lynch, Troy Craft and Charles Wells had two each.
For Calhoun, 1-4, John Long led the way with 12. He was followed by Trevor Carder with 10, Frederick with six, Hicks with three, Soney Wilson and David Marks with two each and Hayden Richards and Nick Murphy with one apiece. Noah Allen and Levi Gregory both played but did not score.
Calhoun will seek to continue its winning ways Wednesday night when Webster County visits Mount Zion while on the same night Wirt will travel to Roane.