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Calumet High School’s boys basketball team had two possessions to tie Sentinel in an elimination game in the recent regional round of the Class A playoffs, before dropping a 49-44 decision.
The setback ended the Chieftains season at 14-13.
“We got down 10 early in the fourth period and fought back to cut it to 40-38. We had two possessions to either tie or take the lead but could not convert,” said CHS head coach Eric Carr.
The teams were tied 15-all after one period, with Calumet getting six points from Kyle Gilbert and four from Stewart Paukei.
Sentinel gained the lead with a 16-9 break in the second period, with CHS’ effort being led by Garrett Gathers with a 3-pointer.
Calumet trailed 31-24 at the break.
Gilbert scored four of CHS’ six points in a low scoring third period which saw 13 total points scored.
Calumet’s rally in the fourth period allowed CHS to hold a 14-11 scoring edge. Six of those came from Tanner Hood, while Paukei dropped in four.
Gilbert led all Calumet scorers with 12 points total, followed by Paukei with 10. Gathers and Hood followed with six points each, while Tyler Spoon posted four.
Cameron Beard, Seth Garlett and Drew Walker added two points each.