OH boys win two straight, improve to 6-5

 

After falling to Tiffin Columbian to drop to 4-5, the Oak Harbor boys basketball team rebounded to win two straight games to get over the 500 mark.

On Saturday the boys, behind 21 points from Greg Haar, defeated Eastwood, 71-67, in an overtime thriller.

Down 48-42 heading into the fourth quarter, the Rockets outscored the Eagles, 19-13, to send the game into the extra session. In overtime Oak Harbor was able to hold Eastwood off, outscoring them, 10-6, to get the win.

 

A.J. Cecil helped pace the Rockets with 20 points and Andy Rathbun, who's been playing well as of late, finished with 16 points, including three 3-pointers.

The Eagles were led by point guard Jake Schmeltz, who had a game-high 32 points.

Oak Harbor 45, Margaretta 31

Four Rockets finished with double figures as Oak Harbor held off a late rally to defeat Margaretta, 45-31.

The Rockets led 9-8 after the first quarter before pushing the advantage to 22-13 at halftime. The lead got as high as 15 at 36-21 before the Polar Bears rallied with an 8-0 run make it a 36-29 game. However, Oak Harbor closed the game out on a 9-2 run to put it away.

A.J. Cecil led the Rockets with 12 points, Greg Haar finished with 11 and Austin Wiegand and Andy Rathbun scored 10 points apiece.

Polar Bears forward Tyler Kane led all scorers with 13 points and Tyler Hilton finished with nine.

The Rockets host Port Clinton on Friday and travel to Edison on Saturday.

 

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