Boys basketball roundup: Arrows survive lethargic night to stay unbeaten

Jacob Cook, Jaden Norby and Torin Olson all finish in double figures to help Ashby (14-0) win after trailing two-win Ortonville at the half.

Jacob Cook

The Ashby boys basketball team was fresh off a season-high 91 points over Battle Lake on Monday night, but the Arrows (14-0) found things to be a little more difficult in a 59-41 win at Ortonville (2-11) on Tuesday.

Ashby led by just one at the half.

“It wasn’t pretty,” head coach John Holsten said. “We made three threes early in the second half that gave us a lift. We weren’t mentally ready to go. The coaching staff, we didn’t get them ready to play.”

The Arrows shot 22-of-48 overall and 8-of-19 from three. Jacob Cook had 17 points and nine rebounds, while Jaden Norby added 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Nathaniel Miska had 10 points to lead Ortonville.



ASHBY - Derrek Bartz - 3 points, 4 rebounds; Hunter Norby - 5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals; Torin Olson - 12 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists; Jacob Cook - 17 points, 9 rebound; Ashton Ecker - 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist; Bobby Anderson - 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 assist; Jaden Norby - 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals

Scores from Tuesday, March 2

(Stats not yet available)

Brandon-Evansville (5-10) 48, Underwood (0-14) 33

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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