Round three goes to Tigers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 16, 2000

as GHS falls 79-65 to CHS


Sports Writer

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CALHOUN ­ The Tigers ran away from the Goshen Eagles in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to take the Area championship last night, 79-65.

The loss means that the Eagles will be looking for a win on the road against either Elba or Clayton, who also played Tuesday night.

CHS forward David Webb punctuated the Tigers victory with a thunderous dunk as time expired and Calhoun fans swarmed the floor. With Calhoun holding a 2-point lead in the fourth, it was Webb, himself, who took off for six straight points to give the Tigers a good eight-point cushion.

Then Goshen junior Jamar Tucker, battling flu symptoms all night, caught an errant 3-point shot from one of his teammates and put in the basket to cut the Tigers lead to just four with under two minutes remaining.

Tucker finished with ten points on the night, but that was where the Eagles points ended, as Calhoun took off on a 10-0 run to finish the night.

Deon Scott stepped up his game for Goshen, finishing with a team-high 17 points. Scott nailed back-to-back 3-pointers in the first half to keep his team close, after Calhoun had built a seven-point lead. In the third quarter, he hit three straight 3-pointers as Goshen fought to keep within striking distance of the Tigers.

Goshen’s lone chance at claiming the lead in the second half came when a Kendaris Pelton trey rolled inside the rim and then bounced out with the score in favor of CHS, 59-57.

Pelton also had a good night for the Eagles, following Scott with a 15-point effort.