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Junior Horns hold off Ashe 33-30

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Superman’s ability to leap over tall buildings couldn’t top Gavin Reece’s performance against Ashe County on Tuesday. His three-point shot at the buzzer allowed Johnson County to knock off the Bulldogs 33-30.

Ashe County had defeated the Junior High ‘Horns by 14 the last time the two played without their leading scorer. But that wouldn’t be the case this time around.
Johnson County jumped on top 10-3 after one and appeared headed to an easy win. Zach Eller scored a pair of baskets and Troy Arnold and Reece added three apiece.

But they went scoreless in the second quarter allowing Ashe County to get within three at 10-7.

The Bulldogs outscored Johnson County 12-10 in the third quarter and trailed by only one to start the fourth.
But they had no answer for Reece who scored 10 of his game high 15 points in the second half.

Eller returned from a broken wrist to score seven points. Arnold added seven points and nine rebounds. Jayden Joiner and Mason Stanley added two apiece. Nathan Lane provided five rebounds and four steals in the win.

“Gavin hit some big shots and we played good as a team,” said head coach Lisa Arnold. “They beat us the last time without Zach and they didn’t have their best player. Tonight they had him back and we had Zach. Our kids have gotten much better since the Christmas break. They’ve picked it up on defense which is helping us create a lot of points off our press. We have to play fast because of our size.”
Roland led the Bulldogs with 10 points.
7th Grade Game
Johnson County 48
Ashe County 13

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