(01/07/2016)
By Gaylen Duskey
realfang@citlink.net

Webster County point guard Robbie Cogar scored eight straight points and 12 of his game high 20 to lead the unbeaten and top-ranked Class AA Highlanders to a 58-46 victory over Calhoun Wednesday night.

After the Red Devils, 4-3, had knotted the score at 41-41 Cogar took over.

First he hit a three-point shot. Then he followed with a three point-play getting a two-point basket and a free throw following that up with another basket to put the 8-0 Highlanders on top 49-41.

After that the Highlanders, ranked No.1 in the West Virginia Metro News Class AA Power Rankings, slowed things down which did not allow Calhoun to close the gap.

The Red Devils stayed close throughout the second half and had tied the score 40-40 on a basket by Ethyn Miller. The score was tied moments later but that proved to be the Red Devils' last hurrah as Cogar took over.

Cogar had help from Dalton Gray with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Brandin Miller came off the bench to add 12 on the strength of three straight three-point shots.

Travis Williams chipped in with six while Haydin Williams added four, Logan Given two and Walker Rose one.

Calhoun was led by Zack Yanero with 13 points and 16 rebounds while Miller chipped in with 12.

Dylan Heiney added nine and Austin Gribble eight. Dakota Jarvis put in four to round out the scoring. Ben Frederick played but did not score.

The Highlanders did not have as much trouble in the junior varsity game as they came away with a 70-39 victory. Tyler Gray led Webster's junior varsity team, 6-2, with 11. He was the only Highlander to hit double figures although Michael McCourt had nine and Dorian Groggs, Billy Wilson and Cole McCourt all had eight.

For Calhoun, 1-5, Caden Hicks and Hayden Richards led the way with nine apiece. Soney Wilson added seven, Nick Murphy six, John Long three and Trevor Carder, Noah Allen and Levi Gregory two apiece.

Frederick and David Marks both played but did not score.

Calhoun is idle until next Wednesday when they play host to Clay County while Webster returns to action Saturday night at home against East Fairmont.


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