CLEARWATER — Earning a double double is becoming routine for Calvary Christian star Kyle Wiedinger. Despite being in foul trouble Tuesday night, Wiedinger posted a team-high 16 points, 10 in the second half, and a game-high 11 rebounds in the Warriors’ 56-42 victory over Indian Rocks Christian.
“That’s a problem,” Wiedinger said. “I get into (foul trouble) sometimes, but we pulled through.”
Calvary Christian (8-3, 3-0) ended a two-game skid.
The Warriors struggled offensively in the second quarter when Wiedinger was forced to sit early but heated up in the third. Alex Govan made a couple of 3-pointers to put the Warriors up by 11 going into the fourth quarter.
“When Wiedinger goes out, our strength is on the perimeter,” Calvary Christian coach Mark Carter said. “When he’s in, we want to go on the inside.”
The Warriors sank 11 3-pointers in the game and made the Golden Eagles pay for leaving shooters wide open behind the arc. Indian Rocks Christian (6-5, 2-2) battled and couldn’t find an answer to Calvary’s sharp shooting and inside presence.
The Golden Eagles’ Sean Culkin had 16 points and attempted to spark a comeback with a highlight-reel dunk in the fourth quarter, but Calvary put the game away with late 3-pointers from Zach Hubbard and Allen Barnes.
“It’s the biggest rivalry of the season so we all look forward to it,” Wiedinger said. “It’s a good win.”