Shorthanded Cavs drop road game

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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The shorthanded Callaway boys basketball team struggled in a 57-43 region loss to Redan on Tuesday.

The majority of the varsity team was suspended after an altercation on the court in a game last Friday against Towers. This led the Cavaliers team severely depleted as the JV team had to step up and play varsity opponents on Saturday against Heard County and Tuesday against Redan. 

The offense struggled to get going with so much youth in the lineup. The lone bright spot was Bryceton Sanders who scored a team high 22 points. Sanders did it from all over the court, hitting four 3-pointers in the process. The only other Cavalier in double figures was one of the few varsity players that were available, Qua Whitfield, who finished the game with 10 points. No other Callaway player had more than five points. 

Despite the loss coach Andre Johnson believes the future is bright with so many young players getting valuable varsity minutes.

The varsity players that were missing will be returning on Friday when the Cavaliers host McNair.  

Callaway fell to 6-7 overall and 6-3 in region play. The Cavaliers will play again on Friday before hosting Harris County on Saturday for senior night.