Posted On: 01/24/20 12:22 PM

Gaston County Battle - Ashbrook (9-3) VS Shelby (11-1) - January 23, 2020


There is a lot going into these high school basketball games this time of year, even more when you are trying to position yourselves for the conference and potential State playoffs.  I walked into the Gym expecting this game to be very contested and the 1st half was like the Macy’s Fireworks show on the 4th of July - Shelby - 2022 - Guard - Kate Hollifield - Came out of her corner swinging, scoring 13 Pts in the 1st Quarter including 3 - 3Ptrs to give her team a 16 - 6 lead after the 1st. Ashbrook - 2022 - Wing - Zoey Ward - Came back with a strong 2nd Quarter of her own, scoring 10 Points including knocking down a 3Ptr and they outscored Shelby 14 - 13 and went into halftime down by 9 points 29 - 20. The game was starting out nicely and I was looking forward to a great finish that would have both teams making plays down the stretch.


The 3rd Quarter started and I could not have imagined what

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