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Ashley Boy’s Varisty Basketball Re-Cap

1 Day After Triple Overtime win Against West Brunswick 89-79 Eagles fall to Jack Britt

Some photos from the Varsity Boys Basketball Game against Jack Britt last Wednesday.

• 12/18 – Ashley 89 West Brunswick 79 Triple Overtime – The Eagles Varsity Boys Basketball Team had their hands full with West Brunswick this past Tuesday Night on the road. The Eagles found themselves down early as they were having some scoring trouble in the 1st half. West Brunswick was able to take a 5-point lead after the 1st quarter 20-15 and after each teams picked up 13-point in the 2nd quarter the Trojans 5-point lead held up going into the halftime break.
After halftime The Eagles were still in a scoring slump only picking up 11-points, while the Trojans brought their lead up to 8-points going into the 4th quarter. That’s when the Eagles began to find their groove and it came just in time. With seconds remaining the score was tied up at 57-57 and The Eagles had a shot at the win but came up just a bite short.
In the 1st overtime period Ashley was not scared to take the ball to the hoop drawing a lot of fouls and forcing them to connect on their free throws if they wanted to win. By the end of the 1st overtime both teams were again locked in at 66-66. In the 2nd overtime the Eagles were up 75-72 with under a minute left in the game, but West Brunswick’s Gray Cheers wanted to make sure they had at least 1 more overtime period and connected on a 3-pointer with time expiring. In the 3rd Overtime period the Eagles were firing on all cylinders, as the Eagles were able to feed the ball to their big man T.J. Williams who had several quality dunks to start the period. The Eagles also hit some clutch free throws and stepped up their defense allowing just 4-points. The Eagles closed out the 3rd overtime period with a 14-4 run to take the win. The Eagles had to shoot some free throws in this game: with 22 free throws in regulation and 25 more in the overtime periods and connected on 28 of them.
HIGHLIGHTS: T.J. Williams had a triple double with 22 points 8 for 11 from the free throw line, 18 rebounds and 15 blocks; Tyre Gathright 26-points 4 3-pointers, and went 8 for 12 from the free throw line; Ridell Camidge 17, 2 3-pointers and went 7 for 11 from the free throw line (he was perfect from the line in overtime 5 for 5); Tony Mack 7, Clayton McGee 6, Trey Eller 5, Quincy Rhodes 4, and P.J. Brown had 2.
• 12/19 – Ashley Jack Britt – The Eagles were running on tired legs to start this game after their triple overtime game the night before, but still came out fired up and ready to play. The Eagles were able to play strong through 3 quarters, but began running out of gas in the final quarter giving Jack Britt the win. The Eagles will be competing in the Holiday Tournament starting on Thursday.