Senior Dennis Ashley continues to
light up the scoreboard for the St. Monica boys basketball team this season.
Ashley has been on a tear of late, scoring over 20 points in multiple games.
In the two games the Mariners played last
week, Ashley tallied 23 points, four assists and three rebounds in a 60-48
defeat to Cathedral.
Ashley fell off his 20-point perch in
an 82-62 win against Mary Star of the Sea, scoring 17 points in another solid
In a surprising run, St. Monica
actually led Cathedral, one of the best teams in the CIF Southern Section after
the first quarter, clinging to a 13-11 lead. The Mariners hung tough in the
first half, trailing by just three points going into intermission.
That would be the only period lead
the Mariners would have against Cathedral, which claimed 16-11, 16-14 and 17-10
advantages over the last three quarters.
Spencer Gorman backed up Ashley’s
scoring output with a double-digit effort of 14 points and eight rebounds for
the Mariners. St. Monica rebounded from the Cathedral loss to easily win its
contest against Mary Star of the Sea. The Mariners outpaced the Stars 22-9 in
the first quarter to take command of the game early.
After being outscored 21-18 in the
second quarter, St. Monica owned the last two periods of the game, outscoring
the Stars 42-32 rest of the way to claim its 12th win of the
Ashley had added support in this
game as Gorman (18 points, nine rebounds) and Kavin Dotson (16 points) made noteworthy
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