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Photo by Brian Hansel Verndale's Dallas Ehrmantraut goes head-to-head with Ashby giant Riley Mickelson in last Friday's season opener. Ehrmantraut netted a game-high 36 pointsin Verndale's 85-56 loss.

Verndale falls to Ashby despite three dozen from Ehrmantraut

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Verndale falls to Ashby despite three dozen from Ehrmantraut
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Dallas Ehrmantraut opened the cage season with a 36-point effort but the Pirates could not match Ashby's balanced scoring in a 29-point loss on the Arrows' homecourt.


Tanner Langlie paced the Arrows with 19 points while J.P. Moe nailed 17, 6-11 Riley Mickelson canned 16 and Blake Ohren scored 15. The Arrows shot a sizzling 61 percent from the floor hitting on 36 of 59 attempts.

The Pirates played a weak defense in the opening minutes and the Arrows quickly built an 18-2 lead. The Arrows took a 52-23 lead into the locker room at halftime. Jordan Hinkle's Verndale club played to a 33-33 draw with Ashby in the second half.

ASHBY (85)

J.P. Moe 17, M. Johnson 7, J. Quernemoen 2, B.. Ohren 15, T.. Langlie 19, D. Barry 8, R. Mickelson 16. FG 36 /1 10-17 85


C. Siedschlaw 1, M. Gomez 3, D.. Ehrmantraut 36, J. Gilb 3, J. Kveton 3, B. Horstmann 2, T. Lollar 8. Totals: 15/4 14-22 56

Ashby 52 33 - 85

Verndale 23 33 - 56

Brian Hansel
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