Ashe hardly missed a shot in the first few minutes of action in the first period. Led by 6 points from Bryson Payne, 5 points from Greyson Wells, and another 4 from Cory Roten, the Huskies started the game on a 21-0 run. The Trojans got two three-pointers late from Jeremy Mabe, but the Huskies still maintained a 21-6 lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter was much of the same for the Huskies. Payne continued to lead the way with 9 points in the quarter. Zach Richardson also got into the scorebooks early with 4 points off the bench. Jeren Holman also scored his only bucket of the game in the period. Ashe kept up their strong start and took a 36-19 lead into the locker room.
Payne once again took control of the Husky offense with 8 points in the third quarter, including back-to-back three-pointers half way through the third. Matt Nichols returned from an injury that kept him out of action against Elkin and hit two free throws in the period. Ashe had it on cruise control, taking an 18-point lead into the final quarter.
The Husky bench got plenty of game action in the fourth, and did not disappoint head coach Marc Payne. Chris Hamby scored all 5 of his points in the fourth, Richardson added 4 more, and Joe Weaver hit his only basket of the second half helping Ashe take a 63-38 victory over the Trojans.
Payne led all scorers with 20 points. Wells was held in check for most of the evening but still managed to score 9 points. Richardson added 8, Roten chipped in with 6, Hamby scored 5, and Weaver put in 4 points in the victory.
Mabe, the Trojans’ leading scorer on the season, put in 9 points, but Julian McNeil led the way for Alleghany with 17 points in the loss.
The Ashe County Huskies picked up their ninth win of the season to go along with only three losses, and still a perfect 7-0 in conference games.