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Lady Huskies edge Watauga, 33-29

Nathan Ham Sports Writer nham@civitasmedia.com

December 9, 2013

Ashe County used a strong second half to come back from an early deficit to knock off Watauga, 33-29.


The Lady Huskies were held to just four points in the first half, but rebounded in the third quarter to score 17 points and take a 21-18 lead going to the fourth.


In the fourth, Ashe kept the lead the rest of the way to earn the second victory of the young season.


“I was extremely proud of our second half effort. We did a much better job of taking care of the basketball and we were able to set the tone on defense,” said Head Coach Laura Foster.


Morgan Hudler scored 16 points, all in the second half to lead the comeback.


Paige Spell finished with five points, seven rebounds and three steals. Savannah Brooks had four points and a game-high eight rebounds. Ashton Lee chipped in four points, Abby Lopp had two and Hallie Brown scored two.


“We are very excited to beat Watauga on their home court. Hopefully this come-from-behind win will give us confidence as we start our conference play Tuesday,” said Coach Foster.


Ashe (2-3) will travel to Elkin that day before returning home for a quick rematch against Watauga on Friday.