WEST JEFFERSON — For the second time in as many weeks, the Watauga Pioneers gave the rival Huskies a painful defeat.
Caleb Bryson scored 18 points, 15 of which came in the second half to help Watauga beat Ashe, 67-48.
Just like the first game, the Pioneers had a big first half to put the Huskies in a huge hole early on, leading 38-18 after the first two quarters.
Ashe got to within 12 points going to the fourth quarter but Watauga hit 11-of-15 free throws in the fourth quarter to maintain a comfortable lead the rest of the way.
Nick Sherman added 12 points, Jerron Mills scored 10 and Jeremy Ringler added nine for the visiting team.
Junior point guard Judd Price led the Huskies with 18 points. Price added three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Kendall Richardson chipped in 12 points and pulled down seven boards. Dante Shuler was one point shy of a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds. Tristen Jones and Colin Ellis each scored four and Noah Blevins hit a free throw.
The Huskies had an off night shooting, hitting only 39-percent of its shots from the field and just 1-of-11 from three-point territory.
Ashe fell to 2-5 overall while Watauga is at 5-2.
Ashe will travel to Starmount on Friday looking to get its second conference victory in as many games.
The Huskies blew out Elkin on Wednesday, 85-32.
Price scored 21, Ellis had a season-high 20 points and Shuler scored 16. Richardson added eight, Malachi Poe had eight, Kris Lonidier scored six, Blevins scored three and Jones scored three.
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