Close contest goes to Ashby Arrows
The Ashby boys’ basketball team won a close 62-61 game Tuesday over Ortonville for its third straight victory this season.
“We knew coming into tonight that Ortonville was a good team with a lot of weapons,” head coach Jeremy Knick said. “We knew our defense was going to have to come up big, which it did.”
Ashby led for a majority of the game, heading into the half up 31-26. The Arrows led by 12 at one point in the second half, but Ortonville fought back into the game and took a 61-60 lead with a minute left.
Blake Ohren was able to score a key basket to give the Arrows the lead back and three defensive stops helped them ice the win.“Overall, it was a fun game and I am just happy we came out on top and got our first home win,” Knick said.Morgan Wing scored 23 and Blake Ohren added 16 to lead Ashby’s offense.The Arrows are now 3-4 overall this season.GAME RESULTSASHBY 31 31 – 62ORTONVILLE 26 35 – 61ASHBY – Morgan Wing – 23 points, 7 steals; Blake Ohren – 16 points; Zach Barry – 8 points; Evan Anderson – 6 points; Jeff Berglund – 5 points; Gage Olson – 2 points; Dakota Fossan – 2 pointsORTONVILLE – James Nitz – 23 points; Riley Thompson – 16 points