Huskies win double OT thriller

Nathan Ham Sports Writer

December 19, 2013

Devan Sheets scored a career-high 25 points and Alex Spencer scored 19 to help Ashe County defeat Mount Airy in double overtime, 65-63.

The game was tight from the start as both teams were tied at the end of three of the four quarters, forcing the extra session. Even in overtime, neither team could break away from the other, forcing another OT. Finally, Ashe was able to outscore the Bears 6-4 to get the win.

In addition to his 25 points, Sheets added six rebounds and a steal. Connor Bowers finished the game with nine points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Bradley Lucas had six points and game highs in rebounds (seven) and assists (four).

Senior Cullen Ashley had four points and five boards and Parker Shelton rounded out the scoring with two points.

As a team, the Huskies were 7-15 from behind the three-point line (47-percent) and shot 53-percent overall from the field. Ashe was also 8-11 from the free throw line.

Ashe improved to 2-7 overall while Mount Airy saw its record fall to 5-3.

The Huskies look to add on to its 1-0 conference record on Friday with Alleghany making the short drive from Sparta for the first conference home game of the year.