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Rocket seniors complete 9-game turnaround

Behind a senior quartet that was intent on turning the basketball program around and leaving behind a legacy, the Oak Harbor Rockets lifted their win total from nine to 16 games this season.

After going 7-14 overall and 3-11 in the Sandusky Bay Conference last season, good for the seventh place, Oak Harbor rebounded to go 16-8 and 8-6 in the league, finishing fourth. On top of that, the Rockets finished the year on a high note, winning six straight games before falling to Port Clinton, 52-45, in a Division II Sectional Final on Feb. 23 at Sandusky High School.

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Oak Harbor rallies to defeat Perkins, 39-38

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Down nine points in the second half, things weren’t looking so good for Oak Harbor.

But behind a spirited effort from its seniors and a great performance from freshman Andrea Cecil, the Rockets rallied and defeated Perkins in thrilling fashion, 39-38, in the Division II Sectional Semifinals Wednesday night at Sandusky High School.

Trailing, 29-20, midway thru the third quarter, Oak Harbor (16-7) responded by going on a 15-0 run to take control of the contest before holding off a late Pirate (15-8) rally to claim victory.

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Oak Harbor girls dominate St. Mary

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Oak Harbor 87, St. Mary CC 40

In one of its best performances of the season, the Oak Harbor Rockets defeated St. Mary CC, 87-40, to finish the regular season with a 15-7 overall record and an 8-6 mark in the Sandusky Bay Conference.

Led by seniors Abbie Gezo and Maria Boers, Oak Harbor took a 20-10 lead after one quarter and led 40-23 at halftime before outscoring the Panthers, 29-6, in the third period.

Boers led all scorers with 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and Gezo finished with 17. Freshman Andrea Cecil was second on the team with 19 points and senior point guard Makayla Carpenter scored 14 points, including two 3-pointers.

Dani Parish led SMCC with 10 points and Hannah Snow finished with eight points.

 

Oak Harbor 59, Lakota 25

The Rockets controlled this one throughout, taking a 16-4 lead after the first quarter before pushing the advantage to 36-8 at halftime.

Andrea Cecil led the way with 18 points and Abbie Gezo finished with 17.

Lakota, which dropped to 3-17 with the loss, was led by Katie Park, who had 14 points.

Oak Harbor faces Perkins on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Sandusky High School in the Division II Sectional Semifinals. If the Rockets defeat the Pirates, they'll face Port Clinton on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at Sandusky High School.

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