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Boys basketball: Underwood keeps Ashby winless

The Ashby boys basketball team is still searching for its first win after Underwood came in and won a 65-39 Little Eight Conference game on Monday night.

The Arrows (0-20) trailed 39-14 at the half against a Rockets team that is now 10-8 and 5-5 in the LEC.

"Underwood is a tough match-up for anyone," Ashby head coach Jeremy Knick said. "Especially us with our lack of size. Matt Biegler and Adam Thormodson make it difficult for us on the defensive end and on top of that they have shooters."

Ashby shot 24 percent from the field (12-of-49) and 8-of-15 from the free throw line.

Scott Johnson led the Arrows offensively with 15 points. Miles Wing added seven points and eight rebounds and Eric Amundson had seven points off the bench.

"I thought early on we were doing a pretty good job getting stops and slowing the pace, but we made way too many errors on the offensive side of the ball," Knick said. "We have to take better care of the ball and do a better job of finding our open teammates. I know we could keep games a lot closer if we would be more consistent on offense and get the ball in the hands of our open shooters."

Things won't get easier for the Arrows as they head to Hillcrest Lutheran Academy on Thursday to take on the 17-0 Comets. Ashby will then host Rothsay (1-16) on Feb. 11. The Tigers' only win came in a 50-39 win over Ashby on Jan. 8.

GAME SUMMARY

UNDERWOOD 39 26 — 65

ASHBY 14 25 — 39

ASHBY — Johnson — 15 points, 4 rebounds; Wing — 7 points, 8 rebounds; Amundson — 7 points; Christian Norby — 4 points, 4 rebounds; Nathan Cook — 3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Jaden Norby — 1 point

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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