Ashe loses playoff opener, 62-28
Nathan Ham firstname.lastname@example.org
Parkwood’s tandem of Emry Tsitouris and Brittany Autry proved too much for the Lady Huskies in the first round of the 2A playoffs.
Tsitouris, a University of South Carolina-Aiken signee, and Autry, a 6-foot-1 center, scored 46 of Parkwood’s 62 points and helped hold Ashe to just 28 points.
Ashe received a wild-card bid, but was forced to travel to Monroe, the longest trip any Lady Husky basketball team had ever had to make according to Ashe County Head Coach Laura Foster. The bus ride ended up being well over three hours.
“It took its toll on us. We came out very flat and Parkwood has a really good team, so it was a bad combination for us,” said Foster. “We struggled on both ends of the floor for the entire game.”
Both of Ashe’s top scorers, Paige Spell and Morgan Hudler, were held scoreless through the entire ballgame. Spell did have a team-leading eight rebounds and Hudler dished out three assists.
Tyler Eller and Savannah Brooks paced Ashe with six points each. Ashton Lee scored five points, as did teammate Hallie Brown. Chloe Sullivan scored four points and Abby Lopp had two.
With the season coming to a close, the Lady Huskies can look towards next season where they should return all five starters and will not lose a single player to graduation.
*Nathan Ham can be reached at (336) 846-7164 or on Twitter @NathanHam87
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