Arrows second half rally dooms TrojansPublished 10:46am Wednesday, December 5, 2012
BARNESVILLE — After trailing by 16 at half-time, the Ashby boys basketball team was able to turn up the heat and score 53 points to pick up a 71-66 overtime win over Barnesville Tuesday.
The Arrows came out of the gate flat as the Trojans controlled their home court and went into the break up 34-18.
Barnesville slowly saw their lead slip away in the second half as Ashby fought back taking a late lead and forcing Barnsville’s Ethan Ishaug to hit a buzzer beating three to send the game to overtime.
The Arrows were able to use their second half momentum in OT to hold the Trojans to eight points and pick up the win.
“I honestly couldn’t be more proud of these guys. They came out flat in the first half and dug themselves into a hole, but in the second half everyone came out and settled in defensively and communicated and got deflections and loose balls,” Ashby coach Jeremy Knick said. “They fought and clawed their way back into this game and they were rewarded for their efforts.”
J.P. Moe led the Arrows with 25 points, 11 coming from the charity stripe, while teammate Blake Ohren recorded a double-double with 22 tallies and 11 boards.
The Arrows will look to ride their offensive wave into their home opener against the New York Mills Eagles Thursday at 7:30 p.m.