Despite trailing by four points late in the fourth quarter, the Oak Harbor Rockets rallied to defeat Woodmore, 33-30, in non-conference action last weekend to improve to 3-6 on the season.
Andy Rathbun, who was fouled on a three-point shot with just under two seconds remaining, made all three of his free throws to account for the difference in Oak Harbor's victory over the Wildcats, who are now 1-8 on the season.
Trailing 30-26 with just a few minutes remaining, Woodmore turned the ball over five times and missed two critical free throws to give the Rockets a chance to get back into the game.
Rathbun led all scorers with 20 points.
St. Mary CC 54, Oak Harbor 43
Trailing by just six points heading into the fourth quarter, Oak Harbor was unable to mount a serious rally before falling to St. Mary CC 54-43 in Sandusky Bay Conference action Friday.
The loss, which drops the Rockets to 0-5 in the league, came with the Panthers holding a 44-38 lead heading into the final eight minutes. SMCC controlled the fourth quarter, outscoring Oak Harbor 10-5 to win the contest.
Josh Sarahman led the Rockets with 13 points and Tate Haar and Deshawn Johnson added eight and seven points.
The Panthers (6-0, 3-0 SBC) had three players finish in double figures. Trenton Zimmerman led all scorers with 19 points, Melvin Jackson finished with 15 and Denarius Harrison had 11.
SMCC held an 18-15 lead after the first quarter before pushing the advantage to 33-22 at halftime.
The Panthers were 15 of 21 from the foul line while Oak Harbor went 5 of 10 from the charity stripe.
This Friday, Oak Harbor travels to Perkins (5-2, 4-0 SBC) and hosts Tiffin Columbian (3-3) on Tuesday.