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Shaking off sickness and three games within a six-day period, Calumet High School’s girls basketball team kicked off the West Central Tournament with a 65-47 win over Canute – ranked No.31 in the state.
The win was the third straight for Calumet, which improved to 13-8 overall.
“The girls are starting to play better and better,” said CHS head coach Tyler Snowden. “We have shot the ball well and found a flow on offense. They played pretty well for being sick and run-down.”
Calumet jumped out to a 22-6 lead on the Trojans as Micha Snyder dropped in nine first-period points and Katie Percival scored six. Allison Eaton added a 3-pointer.
The Chieftains tacked on a 19-11 run in the second period to lead 41-17 at the break, getting eight points from Rachal Littlebird and five from Percival.
Canute rallied in the third period with a 17-7 break, however, Calumet got six points from Snyder in the fourth period to lead a 17-13 scoring edge.
Snyder led Calumet with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Percival followed with 14 points, three boards, two steals and a pair of dishes.
Littlebird reached double figures with 13 points, six boards and two of the team’s 12 steals.
Ashli Richardson chipped in eight points and two boards to go along with Eaton’s six points. Kaley Spoon added a 3-pointer, two boards and two picks, while Taylor Epperson had four points, three caroms and two steals.
Calumet Boys rule the paint
Post player Stewart Paukei logged a double-double as Calumet High School’s boys basketball team opened up the West Central Tournament with a 46-42 win over No.25 Sentinel.
The victory moved Calumet to 12-9 on the season.
Paukei scored a team-leading 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting, while hitting 2-of-6 free throws. The junior grabbed 11 rebounds, nine of those defensive, while logging a steal.
Seth Garlett patrolled the paint for 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting and came close to his own double-double with nine rebounds – seven of those on defense.
Calumet’s two big men were the lone players in double digits as guard Drew Walker was 3-of-4 shooting with one 3-pointer for eight points total. The senior added a rebound, an assist and a blocked shot.
Tyler Spoon went 3-of-4 from the free-throw line to go along with three rebounds. Calumet ended the game shooting 9-of-15 from the charity stripe for 60 percent.
Garrett Gathers posted two bonus shots and Tanner Hood added one. The pair combined for four rebounds and a pair of assists.
The Chieftains closed the game shooting 18-of-38 from the field for 47.4 percent, which included a 1-of-6 effort from the 3-point arc.
Calumet led in rebounds (31-18), assists (12-0), steals (3-1), turnovers (13-6), paint points (28-18) and points off the bench (13-0).