Arrows hold off surging Owls to remain unbeatenPublished 10:30am Saturday, December 22, 2012
ASHBY — The Ashby boys basketball team was able to hold off a late surge by the Hancock Owls Friday to go into the Christmas break undefeated with a 70-64 win.
The Arrows came out ready to play in the first half as they built a 18 point lead going into the break. The Owls were able to find the bucket a few more times to cut the lead as Ashby walked off the court with a 43-32 half-time lead.
The second half looked to be much of the same for the Arrows, but a huge 24-7 run by Hancock put pressure on the Ashby boys to respond.
The Arrows were able to make a few key stops to hold on for the victory.
“We had some really good moments in this game and a lot of different guys had to step up with JP Moe out with an ankle sprain,” Ashby coach Jeremy Knick said. “We really had them on the ropes when we were up 63-40 and we should have put the game away and out of reach at that point.”
Blake Ohren led Ashby with 26 points, while teammate Tanner Langlie added a double-double with an outstanding 18 boards and 17 points in the game.
The Arrows will have an extended break as their next game will be on the road against the Bertha-Hewitt Bears Jan. 4.