- Published on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 19:37
- Written by Super User
By: Shawn R. McKee
• 12/10 – Ashley 62 South Brunswick 42 – After a 1st close half the Eagles pull things together to win by 20-points in the 2nd half. The Eagles let South Brunswick hang around in the 1st half after outscoring them by 3-point in the 1st quarter both teams picked up 15-points in the 2nd quarter bringing the score to 29-26.
However in the 2nd half Ashley looked like a different team and Coach Rutledge most have gave a excellent halftime speech because the Eagles came out fired up. In the 3rd quarter the Eagles offense picked up 22-points, while their defense allowed just 10-points giving them a 15-point lead. The Eagles continued to apply the pressure in the 4th quarter and outscored 11-6 to take the win 62-42. HIGHLIGHTS: Ryan Keller lead all scoreers with 17, Jake Stimmett 11, Trey Williford 9, Austin Henderson and Josh Smiley 8 each, Eli Prindable 4, David Hicks 2, and Olajide Olatidoye and Damien Batts 1 each.
• 12/13 – Ashley 58 Topsail 41 – The Eagles use a very productive quarter to put this game out of reach in their 2nd conference match up of the season. After a slow 1st quarter saw the Eagles take a 2-point lead 8-6, the 2nd was a totally different story. The Eagles were able to take a 14-point lead going into halftime after outscoring The Pirates 24-12 in the quarter bringing the score to 32-18. After halftime Topsail was able to show signs of a come back and outscored the Eagles 17-15 in the 3rd quarter. But Eagles Coach Rutledge had enough of that and the Eagles turned up the defense holding Topsail to 6 4th quarter points. Meanwhile their offense picked up 11-points to give them the win 58-41. HIGHLIGHTS: Austin Henderson lead all scores with 14, Ryan Keller 10, Tyre Gathright 13,Eli Prindable 8, David Hicks 6, Josh Smiley 5, Trey Williford 2.