Grizzlies take one on the chin, fall to Comets

CENTRAL POINT — It must have seemed like a long opening period for Ashland first-year boys basketball coach Jeff Schlecht.

The Grizzlies failed to score in the opening eight minutes and trailed 17-0 before making their first basket.

Crater used the the big early margin and capitalized on the play of centers Jacob Hintemeyer and Conner Lane en route to a 56-33 home victory Tuesday.

The Comets led 30-8 at halftime.

"We forced some tough shots and played well in our half-court defense in the first half," said Crater coach Glenn Johannes. "We got some easy looks in transition."

Ashland turned things around in the second half but couldn't overcome the large first-half deficit.

The Grizzlies (3-2) outscored Crater 12-8 in the third period.

"We are a really young team," Ashland coach Jeff Schlecht said. "We only have a few kids that played minutes at the varsity level last year, so we are taking our lumps early but this team is a team that believes in themselves. They'll work their fannies off and we're going to get better."

Hintemeyer tossed in a game-high 17 points while Lane added 14 points and seven rebounds. The pair combined for seven offensive boards.

"They did a good job crashing the glass and finished well around the rim," said Johannes.

Point guard Dyan Morgan dished out seven assists for the Comets.

Collin Malcolm, a junior forward, scored 12 points to lead Ashland.

"If we rebound better and we don't commit so many turnovers, we're in the game," Schlecht said. "And those are correctable mistakes."

ASHLAND (33) — Pruitt 4, Layton 0, Harfst 3, Fredrickson 3, Hasskamp 2, Feinberg 0, Byers 0, W. Stanley 7, Crenshaw 0, G. Stanley 4, Malcolm 12 Jones 0. Totals: 14 3-3 33.

CRATER (56) — Hintemeyer 17, Morgan 2, Pomeroy 0, Asher 3, Jaasko 4, Lane 14, Reiter 2, Davis 0, Orozco 8, Gustafson 4. Totals: 23 10-14 56.

Ashland 0 8 12 13 — 33

Crater 15 15 8 18 — 56

3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Malcolm 1, Stanley 1, Fredrickson 1, Harfst 1).

JV result — Crater won.

Girls Basketball

Courtney Setzer scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter to help Crater open up a 39-10 halftime lead en route to a 70-26 nonleague win over Ashland on Tuesday at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Sophomore guard Cheyenne Scott added 12 points, including eight during the second-quarter blitz, as the Comets (5-0) benefited from a balanced effort — all 14 Crater players who checked into the game scored, including seven players who tallied four points or more.

For Ashland (2-3), Georgia Williams scored all eight of the Grizzlies' points in the second quarter and finished with 12 plus six rebounds. Hanna Greenberg added seven rebounds and Jordan Tilley five points and five boards for Ashland.

The Comets held the Grizzlies to one basket in the opening quarter but led by only six points heading into the second. There, Crater put the pedal to the medal, notching 13 field goals, including five by Setzer, a junior post, and a pair of 3-pointers by junior guard Jacie Gavin.

CRATER (70) — Gavin 9, Ma. Heard 4, Bascom 4, Scott 2, Fahndrich 1, B. Heard 8, Mo. Heard 4, Scott 12, Roberts 2, Ryerson 2, Bean 1, Setzer 17, Gray 2, Turituri 2. Totals: 27 10-23 70.

ASHLAND (26) — Williams 12, Tilley 5, Dunn 5, Sukles 2, Read 2, Altig 0, Patton 0, Teixeira 0, Kasiah 0, Walker 0, Rooney 0, Lenthe 0. Totals: 7 10-18 26.

Crater 8 31 17 14 — 70

Ashland 2 8 10 6 — 26

3-point goals — Crater 4 (Gavin 3, Scott 1), Ashland 2 (Williams 1, Dunn 1).

JV result — Crater won.

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