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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Red Devils win overtime thriller against Dickinson Thursday night

By Anthony Varriano

Ranger-Review Staff Writer

The Dawson County High School boys’ basketball team rode their horse, junior Jarod Asche, to a thrilling overtime win in Dickinson, Thursday night, 68-67.

“We had patience on offense and got the ball where it needed to be,” DCHS head coach Wade Murphy said.

More often than not, the ball needed to be in Asche’s hands. He led all scorers with 38 points and 16 rebounds while playing nearly every minute. That time on the floor will take its toll, so it’ll be important to find a player that can play on the block to give Asche a blow every once and a while. 

Newcomer Stefan Stubbs showed the athleticism to do so, finishing with nine points in the win. Bret Vester also finished in double figures for Dawson, scoring 10 points.

Murphy said there wasn’t any specific rebounding work done in practice, it’s just “something we talk about every day.” That message seems to be sinking in, as the Devils won the battle on the boards 42-36.

Asche scored the final six points for the Devils and helped overcome a 10-point halftime deficit en route to their first win of the season. He’ll be the key if Dawson is going to make some noise in the Eastern A.

Dickinson found life beyond the arc, hitting seven three-pointers to stay in the game, but the charity stripe was a difference-maker for the Devils. They got to the line 32 times to the Midgets’ eight, hitting 20 of their attempts to minimize the effect of Dickinson’s long-range game. It was a pleasant sight for coach Murphy after his team struggled at the charity stripe in its first game.

Turnovers continued to be an issue, though. The Devils coughed it up 19 times to Dickinson’s 10. They’ll look to shore up their ball handling before conference play begins.

Dawson scoring: Jarod Asche 38, Brett Vester 10, Stefan Stubbs 9, Josh Hoffer 6, Carson Oakland 5

Dickinson scoring: Moody 25, Erickson 13, Theurer 9, Binstock 8, Herauf 7, Meidinger 3, Bechtold 2

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