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Calvary Lutheran takes care of St. Albans

It’s one of those stat lines you might find hard to believe, as the Calvary Lutheran boys basketball team amassed a whopping 41 turnovers Friday night — and still won their game by 21 points.

The Lions ramped up the pressure in their first home game of the season and forced the Fulton School at St. Albans into 48 turnovers in a 52-31 victory at Trinity Lutheran.

It was one of several interesting statistics for the Lions — another being their impressive 51 rebounds — in a wild end-to-end contest. “We’re 2-0 and that’s good, but I’m not a happy camper right now,” Calvary coach Jeff Latimore said. He wasn’t the only one, which was a fact that did please him. “We won by 20 points, but you can see that nobody’s happy,” Latimore said. “And the reason they’re not happy is they know we didn’t get the things done we were supposed to. We’ve still got things to work on.” But not as much as St. Albans, which had a particularly disastrous second quarter as Calvary took control of the game. With the Lions holding a slim 10-6 lead after one period, they basically put the game out of reach in the second. The highlight of the quarter for the Eagles was what would normally be a lowlight, as they made just 3-of-10 free throws. But that resulted in all the points they would muster, as St. Albans went 0-of-3 from the field and racked up a whopping 20 turnovers.

“We kind of pulled it together there,” Latimore said.

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