The Ashby Boys Basketball Team concluded its regular season schedule with a 76-67 victory over the Wheaton Warriors. Ashby had a 47-37 lead at halftime.
The Arrows had balanced scoring with four players recording double figures. Jacob Cook led the way with 22 points including 18 in the first half. He just missed a double-double chasing down 9 rebounds. Jaden Norby was next with 16 points and a second straight game grabbing 17 rebounds for another double-double. Torin Olson scored 14 points making 11 of them in the second half. Noah Johnson, the Arrows lone senior, finished with 12 points on Senior Night. Derrek Bartz contributed 5 points, Hunter Norby swished a three pointer, Ashton Ecker added a basket, and Bobby Anderson converted two free throws to round out the scoring for the Arrows. Ashby shot 46% (28/61) for the game. They gathered 34 rebounds and committed 19 turnovers.
Senior guard Matt Thielen, the Warriors all-time career leading scorer, topped all players in the game making 30 points including 8 three pointers.
"Was a hard fought game," said Warriors Head Coach Jordon Roos. "Ashby was hot in the first half hitting 8 3’s and finishing at the rim, was tough for us to stop. We made a run in the second half with some pressure at the end and came up just short."
"Seeing a 20 point second half lead shrink to one possession, we made 7 straight free throws and got a couple of clutch stops to secure the win," noted Ashby Head Coach John Holsten.
The Arrows enter the playoffs next week with a record of 18-8.