HAYS — The sixth seeded Ashe County Huskies came up short in the team’s upset bid against third seeded North Wilkes in the Mountain Valley Conference Tournament.
North Wilkes eventually pulled away for a 65-52 victory on Friday night.
Jake Richardson scored 26 points to lead all players. He had a lot of help from guard Jordan Wallis who added in 24 points in the victory.
Grant Thompson paced the Ashe County offense with 15 points while senior Malachi Poe added 14.
Ashe will most likely end the season with a 9-16 overall record.
For North Wilkes, they will continue on to the semifinals where they will square off against second seeded Alleghany on Thursday at 8 p.m.
MVAC first round scores
#1 Wilkes Central 78, #8 Elkin 52
#4 Starmount 54, #5 East Wilkes 42
#3 North Wilkes 65, #6 Ashe County 52
#2 Alleghany 68, #7 West Wilkes 47
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.