A Century of Ashland Arrow Basketball
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2002-03
Record     19 - 6
Ohio Heartland Conf.     11 - 1
1st Place

2002-03

Back row: Head Coach Chris Stokes, Assist: Doug Hess, Darnell McGhee, Mark Hess, Greg Emmons, Lance Frank, Josh Bull, Assist coaches: Steve McDonnell, Rob Lavengood.
Front row: mgr: R. Adkins, Adam Hawks, Chris Baughman, Shaun Kyser, Bryan Hall, Josh Garn, video: L. White.
Ball boys seated: Marc Matteson, Scott Marquette, Shaun Brean, Grant Stokes.

         
Ohio Heartland Conference 2002-03 Season
         
AHS 43 Hilliard Davidson 44
AHS 60 MANSFIELD MADISON 47  AHS 59 ORRVILLE 45
AHS 29 Orrville 41  AHS 45 MANSFIELD SENIOR 31
AHS 64 MANSFIELD SENIOR 53  AHS 61 MARION HARDING 34
AHS 54 MT. VERNON 25  AHS 53 LEXINGTON 44
AHS 58 LIMA SHAWNEE 57  AHS 87 VERMILION 41
AHS 35 Toledo St. John's 55  AHS 68 WOOSTER 54
AHS 78 MARION HARDING 40  AHS 78 Massillon Washington 81
AHS 54 Shelby 57  AHS 76 SANDUSKY 39 *
AHS 52 LEXINGTON 34  AHS 64 MANSFIELD SENIOR 54 *
AHS 52 VERMILION 34  AHS 39 FINDLAY 37 *
AHS 80 MANSFIELD MADISON 60  AHS 55 CLEVE. ST IGNATIUS 51 *
AHS 62 WESTERVILLE SOUTH 49  AHS 41 Toledo St. John's 58 *

 
The Arrows won the OHC by beating Mansfield and ending a 16-game Ashland losing streak and the Tyger’s 49-game OHC winning streak including 8 league titles. The A’s had a three-peat against Senior Hi for only the third time in history and the first since 1936. Beyond that hurdle the Orange and Black Sectional and District champs reached the Regional Finals or “Elite Eight” in the State. Only the Earl Thomas-led 1932 team went farther. The team was led by a group of seniors known as the “Excellent Eight.” A trio of MVPs Greg Emmons, Mark Hess, and Josh Garn led them. Emmons scored 425 points with 37 three-balls and 173 rebounds. Mark Hess had 307 points with 58.6 field goal percentage. Josh Garn, the defensive wizard, had 80 assists and an 8.8 ppg average. The other seniors were Shaun Kyser (the assist leader with 85), Bryan Hall, Josh Bull, Darnell McGhee, and Adam Hawks. Hess finished with 991 career points and Emmons 808 career points. It was the 16th and final year for the Ohio Heartland Conference. The Arrows had the best defensive record (46.6 ppg) since 1949.

 



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