FROM STAFF REPORTS
WILLARD — Oak Harbor fell behind early but controlled the game for the final three quarters in its 52-41 victory over Willard.
The Crimson Flashes led 12-5 after the first quarter and 20-19 at halftime, but the Rockets (2-1, 1-1 SBC Bay) won the second half, 33-21.
“We came off a one-practice game scenario. We lost to Vermilion, and it got us ready for Willard. We knew it was going to be a hard one,” said Oak Harbor coach Eric Sweet. “We knew if we played good defense we’d have a chance because we knew we could score a little bit. (Blake) Booker caught fire and was able to score. Brenen Ish has been scoring for us, too. It was a huge win for those boys.”
Blake Booker led all scorers with 24 points, 18 of which came via 3-pointers. Brenen Ish scored nine points and T.J. Hallett chipped in with eight points.
Trey Paxton scored 12 points to lead Willard and Max Dawson finished with nine points.
It was the second straight win for Oak Harbor.
“I feel good. It was a really tough week, we played a lot of good, quality teams,” said Sweet. “We had a good week of physical teams and it will prepare us for the season. We know that if we play defense and be physical, we can win some games.”
Vermilion 62, Oak Harbor 45
Vermilion took control from the outset and steadily built its lead from there in its 62-45 win over Oak Harbor.
The Sailors led 13-7 after the first quarter and 31-23 at halftime before outscoring the Rockets, 31-22, in the second half.
Justin Wagner had 15 points to lead Vermilion while Zach Jones and Jack Wells scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Brenen Ish scored 14 points to lead Oak Harbor, 12 of which came on 3-pointers, and Blake Booker scored 12 points.