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Ashley Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team move on to the 2nd Round of the MEC Tournament

By: Shawn R. McKee
Staff Writer

• 2/15 – Ashley 57 Laney 58 – The Eagles were solid thru 3 quarters in there game against Laney this past Friday Night, however they were missing the most important quarter. The Eagles got off to a great start in the 1st half of this game taking a 15-13 lead after the 1st quarter and extending that lead to 34-25 by halftime. However after halftime things started going wrong. In the 3rd quarter Laney started to make there come back and cut the lead down to 8-points. In the final quarter Laney outscored the Eagles 19-10 to take the win 58-57. HIGHLIGHTS: Tyree Garthright 20, Jake Stinnett 19, Ryan Keller 13, and David Hicks 3.
• 2/17 – 1st Round of the Conference Tournament - Ashley 68 Laney 55 – Wanting to avoid a repeat loss to Laney the Eagles offense came out shooting and connecting picking up 25-points in the 1st quarter giving them a 25-12 lead. However Laney didn’t give up and came back in the 2nd quarter cutting the Eagles lead to 7-points 34-27. After halftime the Bucs continued to chip away at the Eagles lead knocking it down to 6-points by the end of the quarter. However the Eagles offense got back into the groove in the final quarter scoring 22-points giving the Eagles the win and advancing them into the Semi-Finals against New Hanover on Wednesday Night. The Eagles need to win the tournament to secure a ticket to the Playoffs. HIGHLIGHTS: Tyree Garthright 21, Austin Henderson 18, Ryan Keller 16, Trey Williford 9, Jake Stinnett and David Hicks 2 points each.