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Boys basketball: Arrows show toughness in loss to Ortonville

The Ashby boys basketball team debuted a gritty performance despite a 76-57 loss to Ortonville at home on Tuesday night.

Senior guard Miles Wing led the Arrows (0-17, 0-6 LEC) with a season-high 21 points, nine rebounds and four steals and freshman forward Scott Johnson posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a game in which Ashby trailed just 37-27 at halftime.

"After a really slow start on the offensive end, we got refocused and started moving the ball much better to get open looks," Ashby head coach Jeremy Knick said. "I was really proud of how we battled back. We took their lead down to eight at one point, but just couldn't get any closer. Even in the last few minutes, the guys were hustling on defense to get stops and make plays. There were a lot of positives for us in this game and we need to build on them."

Junior guard Nathan Cook recorded six points, five boards, and three steals, while freshman guard Christian Norby had six points and five rebounds.

Sophomore guard Christian Koefod put up five points, eight rebounds and four assists and senior guard Mason Jensen added three points, seven boards and four assists.

Junior forward Nate Treinen led the Trojans (9-4, 2-1 Pheasant) with 17 points and freshman center DaVonte Edwards added 16.

Ashby faces Brandon-Evansville (7-6, 4-2 LEC) tomorrow night at 7:15 in Brandon.

GAME SUMMARY

ORTONVILLE 37 39 — 76

ASHBY 27 30 — 57

ASHBY — FG — 21-55, 3-point FG — 6-21, FT — 9-16

ASHBY — Wing — 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals; Johnson — 12 points, 10 rebounds; Cook — 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals; Norby — 6 points, 5 rebounds; Koefod — 5 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists; Jensen — 3 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists

Will Benson

Will Benson is the sports reporter for the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2015 and is a Minnesota native, but grew up living in Iowa City, Iowa for 12 years. You can follow him on Twitter at WillBensonEP.

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