Nov. 21—ROFF — Asher's Mikey Vanschuyver hit a 3-pointer at time was running out in regulation to force overtime and the Indians finally outlasted host Roff 56-52 in a double overtime thriller Friday night.
Asher — who lost to Stonewall in overtime earlier in the week — improved to 3-2 on the year, while the Tigers dropped to 2-3.
In the girls' contest, Asher used solid free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter to turn back Roff 38-34. The Lady Indians are now 4-1 on the season, while Roff dipped to 2-3.
Both Asher clubs are off until a Nov. 28 road trip to Wanette. Roff's teams travel to Caney on Nov. 28.
Asher 56, Roff 52 (2 OT)
Asher finally won the game by outscoring Roff 8-4 in the second overtime period.
The Indians hit 10-of-20 free throws in the two overtimes combined but still found a way to hang on. Roff missed all four of its free shots in the extra periods.
"I thought our kids once again played their tails off. Effort is not an issue with this group" said Roff head coach Eric Hardison. "We missed enough free throws and layups to win by 10."
For the game, Roff made just 5-of-19 free shots. Asher finished 18-of-36 from the free-throw stripe.
"Asher has a really good group of kids with size and length. We know going into every game we are going to be outsized and must put a premium on defense," Hardison said. "We had some late turnovers that hurt and you have to credit Asher for making those plays."
Maddux McCullar led a balanced RHS effort with 14 points and Kaden Darnell followed with 13, including a pair of 3-point baskets. Zeph Wade just missed double figures with nine points and Caden Gore was next with eight. Roff hit seven total 3-pointers.
Vanschuyver scored a game-high 19 points to pace the Indians. Gunnar Lehman followed with 11 points and Raygan Kuhlman was next with seven.
Asher 38, Roff 34
The Lady Indians tried to deliver an early knockout blow by racing to a 16-2 first-quarter lead. But host Roff battled back and used a 9-2 run in the second period to get within 18-11 by halftime.
Roff outscored Asher 10-5 in the third period and trimmed its deficit to 23-21 heading into the final frame. However, the Lady Indians sank 11-of-12 free throws down the stretch to melt the game away.
Asher finished the game 18-of-26 from the line compared to a 10-of-18 effort from the stripe by Roff.
The Lady Indians were paced by Ryleigh Reeser with 12 points and Alexis Johnston with 11. Cadence Leba just missed double figures with nine points for the visitors.
Shelby Ensey scored a team-best 14 points for Roff. Brianna Bess was next with nine points and Emma Hardison contributed eight for the Lady Tigers.