McCormick's Zingo Wideman drops in a layup for the Chiefs during the second half against Calhoun Falls. Wideman led McCormick with 19 points, but it was not enough as Calhoun Falls on 65-55.
(Andrew Macke | Index-Journal)
CALHOUN FALLS — A.J. Bowman made just two baskets Friday night for the Calhoun Falls Charter School boys basketball team against McCormick, but they were two of the biggest shots all night.
The junior forward drilled two 3-pointers down the stretch in the fourth quarter, cushioning the Flashes' lead each time en route to a 65-55 Region 1-A victory against the Chiefs.
"They were huge down the stretch," Calhoun Falls coach Mike Craigo said. "Just like they all were. In a game like this, every shot, the next one becomes the biggest one."
Bowman's first triple stopped a brief McCormick run. The Chiefs tallied six consecutive points to pull within two points, 44-42, early in the fourth when Bowman rained in his shot from the right wing to stretch the lead to five.
McCormick did not wilt, though, and stayed within five to seven points for the next few minutes. But with the score at 52-46, Bowman dialed up from long range once again from nearly the same spot. His second 3 pushed the lead up to nine.
Then Tremon Bryant salted the game away in the final minutes, scoring eight of his 10 points in the quarter in the last three minutes to close out the Chiefs.
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