By Gaylen Duskey|
Tim Hahn scored 27 points and the East hardy Cougars hit 14 of 23 free throws in the fourth quarter to hand Calhoun a 70-60 loss in the second round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament (WVHIT) Friday night at Mount Zion.
The game, the third in a three days for the Red Devils, was close throughout with East Hardy holding the lead most of the way forcing Calhoun to play catch up.
The Red Devils, 5-7, did their best but East Hardy was able to maintain the lead at the free thrown line.
The Cougars, 2-10, was 18 of 32 from the free throw line overall but Hahn was especially tough in that quarter with eight free throws and one of his four three-point field goals.
He was backed by Brett Tharp with 17 for the game, including five points in the final quarter.
Other Cougar scorers included Casey McDonald and Brett Strawderman with eight each, Ricky Robinson with seven and Clay Scowon with three.
Calhoun was led by Dylan Heiney with 20 . He was backed by Zack Yanero with 14 points, Ethyn Miller with 12 and Ben Frederick with 10. Austin Gribble had four and Dakota Jarvis two. Jarvis led the team with 13 rebounds while Yanero chipped in with nine. Caden Hicks played but did not score.
Calhoun won the junior varsity game 42-39 behind Trevor Carder's 16 points. Carder also had eight rebounds six assists and three steals. Hayden Richards backed Carder with eight points while Sonny Wilson added six, David Marks five, Frederick, Levi Gregory and Hicks two apiece. Nick Murphy scored one while John Long and Noah Allen both played but did not score.
Calhoun returns to action Tuesday night at home against South Harrison while East Hardy is home to Tucker County Wednesday night.