By Gaylen Duskey

A slow start led to an offensive breakdown and Gilmer County raced to a 64-36 victory over visiting Calhoun County Thursday night.

Gilmer jumped on top early 12-2 and Calhoun could never get off the blocks offensively. The Titans had 13 first quarter points from lefty point guard Mark Farley as he single-handedly outscored the Red Devils. Overall the Titans enjoyed a 25-10 first quarter advantage.

The Red Devils went with a defense designed to stop the Titans' big men - Timmy White and Dustan Fox - and did hold the pair to just 16 points overall. But in doing so the Red Devils allowed some of the outside players to hurt them, including Farley who had a game-high 19 points.

For Calhoun Zach Moore led the way with 11 points. Andrew Norman with nine, Josh DeWeese with seven, Jacob Dodd with four, Lucas Morford with three and Kyle Keesler with two, backed him. Justin Gerwig, Harold McCumbers and Chucky Kendall all played but did not score.

DeWeese led Calhoun with 11 rebounds while Moore added 10. Norman had five steals while DeWeese had three blocks.

With the loss Calhoun drops to 0-9.

Gilmer won the reserve game too scoring a 55-8 victory.

For Calhoun, now 0-6, Keesler led the way with four while McCumbers and Cai Clothier had two apiece. Kendall also had a team high nine rebounds.

Calhoun travels to Wahama tonight for a doubleheader with the White Falcons.