Ogden • Over three decades have passed since Hillcrest has won a boys' basketball championship, but one more step to ending that drought was taken Thursday afternoon.
Hillcrest fought off an upset-minded Highland squad 59-47 behind the talents of the Ashby brothers, the presence of a big man in the middle and some invaluable contributions from some role players.
Brox Ashby, a 14-year-old freshman, paced Hillcrest with 17 points. Older brother Stockton Ashby, a senior, ended with 13 points as the two took turns staving off Highland.
With the Huskies (17-6) up by five, Stockton Ashby — on a feed from junior McKay Ashby — slammed home a dunk and followed with another score for a 30-21 lead midway through the third quarter.