By Gaylen Duskey

Clarksburg Notre Dame played like a veteran team that has been ranked in the state polls. Calhoun played like the inexperienced team it is. The result? Notre Dame throttled the Red Devils 80-30 Tuesday night at Mount Zion.

After a strong start by the Red Devils, who led much of the first quarter before allowing Notre Dame to take a 16-12 lead Calhoun seemed to run out of gas.

After the first quarter the Fighting Irish quickly pulled away with a 30-8 advantage. Following that the Irish pounded on the Red Devils, holding Calhoun to 10 second half points.

Paul Beltre led Notre Dame with 22 points while Daniel Menendez added 18, Ben Angotti 11 and Preston Musgrave 10.

Calhoun did not have a player in double figures and was led by Zach Moore's nine. Josh DeWeese added 7 while Jacob Dodd and Andrew Norman chipped in with six apiece. Justin Gerwig had two to round out the scoring.

Lucas Morford, Harold McCumbers, Greg Myers, Chuck Kendall, Anthony Richards and Cai Clothier all played but did not score for the 0-14 Red Devils.

Notre Dame out rebounded the Red Devils 31-24. Moore, with eight led Calhoun. He also had three assists. DeWeese had a game high four steals.

Notre Dame also won the reserve game rallying for a 47-40 victory.

McCumbers, Kendall and Gerwig had 10 points apiece for Calhoun, now 0-12, while Harrison Musgrave had a game high 17 for Notre Dame. McCumbers had nine rebounds for Calhoun while added eight rebounds and two blocks.

Calhoun will try to get its first win of the season Thursday night when it plays host to Gilmer County, the seventh-ranked team in the state.