Falcons soar past Huskies
Last modified: Dec. 13
After a close game through the first 16 minutes of play, Ashe County came out flat in the third quarter and eventually fell to the Forbush Falcons 63-37 in East Bend Friday night.
With Friday's defeat, Ashe fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the Mountain Valley Conference. The Huskies fell earlier in the week to conference rival Wilkes Central on the road.
Early on, it looked as if the Falcons would run Ashe County out of the gym, as they jumped out to 14-1 lead in the first quarter.
The Huskies would have their hands full against Forbush's low post game, which accounted for the Falcons' first seven points.
Despite only hitting two field goals in the first eight minutes, Ashe would settle down in the second quarter as they tried to find a way to climb back in the game.
A three-pointer by Devan Sheets, followed by a basket by Jordan Spell brought Ashe within four points early in the second quarter.
Matt Lee also contributed a free-throw to help the Huskies erase damage done by an earlier Falcons' run in the first quarter.
Although Forbush would soon restore a comfortable nine-point advantage, the Huskies would not let the Falcons take the wind out of their sails and were able to cut the lead back to four before halftime.
The third quarter would be one Huskies will hope to forget, as the Falcons stormed out of the locker rooms on their way to a blistering 18-3 run to begin the second half.
A basket by Sheets was sandwiched by two Forbush offensive runs, and the Huskies would not hit another field goal in the quarter and the Falcons worked their lead back to 20 points.
The fourth quarter would be more of the same, as the Falcons begin to fly past the Huskies in the final minutes.
Ashe would, however, see its best offensive performance in the fourth quarter as the Huskies scored 16 points compared to the Falcons' 18.
Sheets and Cox led Ashe with nine points a piece, Seth Sheets added seven, and Spell rounded out the Huskies' top scorers with four points.
Ashe County returned to action this week with two home games against the Starmount Rams and East Wilkes Cardinals, as they try to capture their first conference win of the season. Results of these games were unavailable at press time. Please look in next week's edition for a full recap of these games.