By Gaylen Duskey|
Calhoun's late rally fell short Thursday night when a three-point attempt was tipped in for a two-point basket right before the buzzer as Midland Trail came away with a thrilling 61-60 win over the Red Devils in the first round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament (WVHIT) Thursday night at Mount Zion.
The Red Devils fought back to within three points and tried a three-point shot right before the buzzer. In the ensuing battle for the rebound the ball was tipped in giving Calhoun two, but not the three it needed allowing the Patriots the victory.
For Calhoun Zack Yanero led the way with 18 points and nine rebounds while Austin Gribble added 16 points and six rebounds. Ethyn Miller had 15 points and five assists while Dylan Heiney chipped in with 11. Dakota Jarvis, Caden Hicks and Ben Frederick all played but did not score.
Dillon Harper led Midland Trail with 18 and Noah Minor added 16. Steven Blume and Matt Skaggs had nine apiece, Jared Stover six and Austin Keeney three to round out the scoring.
Midland Trail won the junior varsity game 65-30 as Noah Pack led the way with 14 while Colin Dempsey added 10.
Frederick led Calhoun with six while Trevor Carder added five. Hayden Richards, Sonny Wilson and Hicks had four each and Levi Gregory three. Noah Allen and Nick Murphy had two each and Murphy added eight rebounds. David Marks and John Long both played but did not score.