WEST JEFFERSON — Chloe Sullivan poured in 20 points and led the Lady Huskies to its sixth victory of the season, a 52-43 win over the visiting Alleghany Trojans.
“Alleghany’s record is deceiving. They have a nice squad, one of the biggest teams we have seen this season,” said Ashe County head coach Laura Foster. “We knew they were going to be a tough matchup for us. They gave us all we wanted, we feel fortunate to get the win.”
Ashe opened the game strong and closed the game strong with good first and fourth quarters that made the difference in the game. The Lady Huskies jumped out of the gate to a 14-5 lead after the first.
Alleghany (1-6, 0-2 MVAC) outscored Ashe in the second and third quarters, 11-6 and 13-12 to keep the game close, but the Lady Huskies did a great job hitting free throws in the final period to secure the win.
“Our ability to get and make free throws was critical,” said Foster. “I thought our defensive pressure was key, particularly in the second half. We were able to create several turnovers.”
Lady Husky Freshman Samantha Woods scored 14 points. Madison Osborne scored six, Abby Sullivan added six, Sydney Kate Grubb scored five points and Savannah Brooks hit a free throw.
For Alleghany, Kayla Lafferty led the team with 13 points. Kenzie Adkins scored 10 and Alexis Hoppers scored nine.
Ashe County improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the MVAC.
Next up, the Lady Huskies will play in the Colvard Oil Holiday Classic on Monday and Tuesday at the high school.
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