Warriors come out to play, upset ArrowsPublished 9:44am Friday, March 8, 2013
ASHBY – The Ashby boys basketball team saw their season come to an end Thursday night when they were upset by the visiting Wheaton Warriors, 73-56.
The Warriors made it known that they meant business from the get go, taking a 23-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Ashby fell cold in the second and would end the night trailing Wheaton 40% to 51% from the field. The lack of offensive productivity kept the Arrows behind for most of the game.
“We knew this had the makings of a tough game going into tonight,” said Ashby head coach Jeremy Knick. “Wheaton has had a good season and we just played them last week and beat them at their place, so we knew they were coming for revenge.”
Blake Ohren led the Arrows with 20 points and 5 rebounds. J.P. Moe contributed 15 and Tanner Langlie put in 10. Langlie also pulled down 10 boards, giving him the double-double.
The upset comes hard to the Arrows who started the season with a 8-0 hot streak, but struggled down the stretch with three losses in their last seven games, two of which came from Little Eight Conference rivals Battle Lake and Hillcrest.
The Arrows will graduate four important seniors who led the team this year, including Moe, Langlie, Dylan Barry and Allard LaRue.
“The hardest part about tonight is that it was the last game for four outstanding seniors.” said Knick. “They are great young men and I hope they go on to do great things in their next phase of life.”