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Ashwill scores 1,000th career point

 

            Senior guard Josh Ashwill scored his 1,000th career point against Grace College Wednesday night.

 

            Ashwill went into the game just seven points shy of 1,000.

 

            He said he is thankful for his coaches and teammates for their support.

 

            "Scoring 1,000 points would have never been accomplished if it weren't for my great coaches and teammates," Ashwill said. "They have always believed in me.”

 

            Head coach Jared Ronai praised Ashwill and said he is proud of the senior for his accomplishments on and off the court.

 

            "He's our leader. He's our heart and soul on the floor," Ronai said in the postgame interview with WNZR’s Jacob Chrysler Wednesday night. "He's been a big part of the RULE Cougar culture.”

 

            RULE Cougar, a philosophy Ronai implemented during his first season as head coach, is an acronym that stands for relentless, unbreakable, leadership, and excellence.

 

            During the game against Grace, Ashwill scored 15 points, recorded eight assists, and grabbed three rebounds in the Cougars' 89-83 loss. The game pushed Ashwill to 1,008 career points.

 

            Ashwill averages 5.3 assists per game, landing him in the top 15 in the nation in assists per game. He shoots 85 percent from the free throw line, putting him third in the Crossroads League for free throws made. He averages 12.8 points per game and pulls down a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game.

 

            The Cougars are 16-7 overall and 5-6 in the Crossroads League and will host the University of Saint Francis as part of a men's/women's doubleheader this afternoon.

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