Big second half lifts Forbush over Ashe
by Nathan Ham
Forbush poured in 41 second-half points and turned a four-point halftime lead into a 63-37 win over the visiting Huskies.
The Falcons jumped out to a quick 14-1 lead in the first quarter, thanks to seven big points from center Todd Patterson. Ashe closed the first with a jumpshot from Alex Laws and a layup from Johnathan Cox. Forbush was on top 14-5.
Ashe scored the first five points of the second with a three-pointer from Devan Sheets and a jumper from Jordan Spell to get back to within four points. The Falcons pushed the lead back to nine with a three-pointer from Mason Doub, and a free throw each from Bryson Lee and Matthew Stanley. The Falcons would be up 22-18 at the half.
The game started to get away from Ashe in the third quarter after the Falcons ripped off an 18-3 run to go up 19 points. Ashe trailed by 21 going to the fourth.
Ashe had its best quarter of the game, scoring 16 points, but Forbush was just too good on offense as they matched that total with 20.
Patterson led all scorers with 15 points. Jacob Funk scored 12 and Doub finished with 11.
Sheets and Cox had nine points each for Ashe. Seth Sheets finished with seven, Spell and Laws had four, Zach Lawrence finished with three points and Matthew Lee hit a free throw.
S. Sheets had a big day defensively. He fulled down nine rebounds and had three steals. Spell added seven rebounds, Cox had five rebounds and four steals and D. Sheets had five boards.
Ashe fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.
The Huskies return to the court at home against Starmount on Tuesday.
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