By Gaylen Duskey

Another game, another loss for Calhoun. This time it was failure to shoot straight.

Calhoun battled Roane County up and down the court Friday night and played an outstanding game on defense. However, the Red Devils shot only 24.5 per cent from the field and fell to the Raiders 48-32.

Roane jumped out to a 9-0 lead against the 0-9 Red Devils and never trailed in the game although Calhoun did make a few runs at the Raiders.

Roane jumped out to a 12-2 first quarter lead. The Red Devils would close the gap every so often but lead really stayed at about 10 until the Raiders started a deadly march to the free throw line.

Roane led 20-11 at the half. But as the second half got under way the Raiders found themselves on the free throw line early and often.

Roane made good on 16 of 24 free throws including eight of nine in the fourth quarter.

On the other hand Calhoun made four of its seven free throws. Josh DeWeese led Calhoun with 13 points. DeWeese is averaging 13.2 on the season. Zach Moore backed DeWeese. Moore had 12 points. On the season he is averaging 13.3. DeWeese and Moore also led the Red Devils in rebounding with 15 and 14 respectively.

Justin Gerwig added four while Andrew Norman chipped in with three. Jacob Dodd, Lucas Morford, Chuck Kendall and Kyle Keeler all played but did not score.

Dylan Whiting led Roane with 13 while Anthony Hodgekinson added 12 and Justin Vanhove 10.

Roane County also won the junior varsity game, scoring a 42-24 victory.

Harold McCumbers led the way for Calhoun, now 0-7, with 11 points including three three-point shots. Kyle Keesler and Chuck Kendall had four apiece in a supporting role while Gerwig added three and Anthony Richards two.

Cai Clothier, Greg Myers and Noah Sweeney all played but did not score. Kendall had a good game on the boards with 13 rebounds while adding three steals and three blocked shots. Richards added seven rebounds and McCumbers six. Calhoun's 5-3 Sweeney "Sweenoggled" the Raiders for a rebound, his first of the season.

Calhoun will try to get on the winning track next week with games at Gilmer on Thursday and Wahama on Friday.