Ashby’s streak ends in quarterfinals
After previously upsetting two teams, the Ashby girls’ basketball team fell to Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in a Section 6A quarterfinals game Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Morris.
The Arrows won only six games in the regular season but advanced past two opponents in the tournament before finally losing in the quarterfinals. After the game, head coach Troy Mickelson was happy with the team’s effort in the section playoffs.
“Proud is not a good enough word to say about how I feel being the coach of this group of ladies,” he said.
Defensively, the Arrows played well in holding Wheaton/Herman-Norcross to only 40 points. But offensively they struggled to score points.“On the offensive end we struggled to get going, when we had open looks, the ball wasn’t dropping for us today,” Mickelson said. “That is how basketball goes some days.”Cassandra Jordan led the Arrows’ scoring with eight points.
ASHBY 60, HENNING 54The Arrows won their second straight upset victory over second-seeded Henning in a 60-54 win on the road last Thursday.Mickelson said the Arrows were able to knock down some open shots in the game and played well on defense to advance to the subsection semifinals.“On the defensive end we were able to get some key stops, both early in the game and as the game was coming to a close,” he said. “I am proud of how our girls are continuing to come together as a team and play as one unit.”Madison VanSanten and Jordan led the Arrows’ scoring with 14 points each.
GAME RESULTSWHEATON/HERMAN-NORCROSS 40,ASHBY 25ASHBY – Cassandra Jordan – 8 points; Kerstyn Schroeder – 6 points; Madison VanSanten – 4 points; Abbi Ras – 4 points; Amber Sundal – 3 pointsASHBY 60, HENNING 54ASHBY – Jordan – 14 points; VanSanten – 14 points; Sundal – 11 points; Schroeder – 7 points; Sarah Anderson – 5 points; Ras – 4 points; Paige Nelson – 3 points; Becca Hansen – 2 points