Huskies snap losing skid
by Nathan Ham
Three scorers reached double-figures, helping Ashe County snap a four-game losing skid by beating Alleghany, 56-43.
Ashe held a slim three-point lead going to the fourth quarter before exploding for 22 points in the fourth to pull away for the win.
Jordan Spell poured in 17 points, Johnathan Cox added 16 points, four rebounds and three steals while senior Eli Gambill scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds to power Ashe to its third win of the year, and its first road win of the season.
Matthew Lee scored four points and grabbed four rebounds, Anderson Moore chipped in four points, Cullen Ashley added two and Alex Laws hit a free throw to cap off the Husky scoring.
The Huskies returned to the hardwood on Friday at Elkin, hoping for a similar result.
Unfortunately, the Bucking Elks proved to be too strong, jumping out to an 11-point halftime advantage and maintaining that advantage for most of the second half. Ashe pulled to within four late in the game, but in the end, Elkin came away with a 59-48 triumph.
Cox led the way with 10 points, three rebounds and three steals. Ashley had a big game with nine points and five boards, Spell added seven points and four rebounds and Lee added seven points, four rebounds and four steals.
Seth Sheets bounced back from a tough game against Alleghany with seven points and a team-high five steals. Moore ended up with six points and Laws added two points.
Ashe now sits at 3-9 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.
The Huskies will host North Wilkes on Tuesday and Watauga on Wednesday.
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