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story.lead_photo.caption Isaac Ash goes for a layup during California's win against Hallsville Feb. 2, 2019, at Ashland. Photo by Kevin Labotka / California Democrat.

California Pintos senior Isaac Ash said he has always been known as a scorer.

"My teammates always know how to get the ball to me, and it makes me feel good about myself, scoring all those points and knowing I can do it frequently," Ash said.

Ash has been a scorer for the Pintos all year. And in the last couple of games, he led the team with 15 points in the 88-58 loss to Blair Oaks on Feb. 12, had 23 points in the 84-65 win against Eldon on Feb. 9 and 25 points in the team's win against Hallsville on Feb. 2.

Ash also had 22 points in California's comeback win against Hallsville on Jan. 25, and he scored 23 points in the team's 83-76 win against Versailles on Jan. 18.

Ash said he has always enjoyed basketball since he was a child.

"I enjoy both sides, offensively and defensively," Ash said. "I've always wanted to do basketball in college and take it as far as I can in my life."

Ash said he plans to play basketball at Central Methodist University next year.

"I am really excited to do that," Ash said. "That was one of my goals I had, is to play college, ever since I was little kid."

Shooting, being a good teammate, his dribbling ability and his passing ability are all what Ash would consider to be strengths to his game.

Ash said his favorite moment of his high school career is when he scored his 1,000th career point during the Pintos 89-57 win against School of the Osage on Jan. 15.

When it comes to the final games of his high school career, Ash said he would like to have a lot of fun with his teammates and see how far into districts they can go this year.

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