Behind 25 points from Andy Rathbun, the Oak Harbor Rockets rallied to defeat St. Joseph CC 56-52 in non-conference action Saturday at The Launchpad.
In a back-and-forth contest that saw momentum change hands a number of times, Oak Harbor outscored the Crimson Streaks 16-10 in the fourth quarter to stop a five-game losing streak.
The Rockets, who are now 2-5 after the win, led 13-4 after the first quarter but trailer 25-23 at the half after SJCC made a run in the second quarter. The teams battled to a 17-17 tie in third period before Oak Harbor rallied.
Rathbun, the team's best shooter, connected on five 3-pointers to account for 15 of his 25 points. Seven other Rockets helped to pace the attack, notably Tyler Sievert (6) and Andre Ramsey and Tate Haar, both of whom finished with five points. Derek Wood and Garrett Harvey scored four points apiece. Of Oak Harbor's 56 points, 27 came via the three-point shot.
The Crimson Streaks, who are now 3-2 on the season, had three players finish in double figures. Ben Linke scored 18 points, followed by Hunter Harrison, who scored 15, and Marcus Kerr, who finished with 14.
Clyde 48, Oak Harbor 40
Despite rallying with three points in the fourth quarter, Oak Harbor fell short in its Sandusky Bay Conference tilt with Clyde, falling 48-40 to the Fliers.
Clyde (1-0) outscored the Rockets 16-9 in the first quarter before Oak Harbor rallied to cut the deficit to 24-21 at halftime. The Fliers then won the third quarter 11-7 to take a 35-28 lead into the final period.
Deshawn Johnson and Andy Rathbun led the Rockets with nine points apiece and Josh Sarahman finished with eight. Clyde point guard Derek Gray led all scorers with 18 points, 10 of which came from the foul line.
In the JV game, which the Rockets lost 36-24, Zach Rieman led the Flyers with nine points and Derek Rodenhauser had nine and Alec Young contributed with seven points to lead Oak Harbor.
Huron 55, Oak Harbor 35
Huron controlled this one throughout, outscoring Oak Harbor by 13 points in the first on their way to a 55-35 win over the Rockets.
The Tigers (1-1), picked to win the league in the preseason polls, outscored Oak Harbor 17-4 and raced to a 34-11 lead at hafltime.
Ben Cochran led the Rockets with eight points and Deshawn Johnson finished with seven.
Huron had three players finish in double figures, led by Keegan Bollenbacher, who had 12, followed by Adam Storer (11) and Jack Springer (10).