UPDATED: Calhoun Batters Clay 97-54 - Red Devils Start "Southern Tour"


By Gaylen Duskey SPORTS EDITOR


Calhoun County basketball coach Tim Davis was worried his team had not given a complete effort last week in a loss at Gilmer County.

So Monday he was unmerciful in putting his team through its paces Monday afternoon.

"I felt like I was cheated," he said. "We didn't get as good an effort as I wanted."

Monday afternoon he ran his team hard. Tuesday night it paid off.

Calhoun routed Clay County 97-54 to up its record to 9-4 and start the Red Devils out on a positive note in its "southern tour." Friday the Red Devils will play at Herbert Hoover completing the "southern tour."

Tuesday Calhoun was about all it could be as it had little trouble hammering the home standing Panthers.

Marcus Davis, the leading scorer in the Little Kanawha Conference, led the way for Calhoun with 29 points and 18 rebounds and eight assists.

Fellow senior Zach Houchin had his third high-scoring game in the last four as he tossed in 20 more. He was perfect from three-point land going 4-4. He also had eight assists.

Jake Perkins added 16 points and 15 rebounds while Mike Batten, who had been fighting off the flu, had 12 points for one of his top scoring efforts of the season.

Although limited to just four points Tristan Harris added 11 rebounds as the Red Devils had a total of 70 rebounds.

Shawn Hillegas added five for Calhoun while Chad Conley had four, Derek Roberts three and Ryan 'Goob' Fitzwater and Tommy Gerwig two each.

For Clay County Chris Daniel led the way with 15 while Eric Workman added 10.

Calhoun won the junior varsity game 53-47 behind Tyler Shartiger's 17 points.

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