Oak Harbor second half rally defeats Edison, 53-39
BY YANEEK SMITH, BEACON CONTRIBUTOR
OAK HARBOR — Oak Harbor got off to a slow start but took control in the second quarter and steadily built its lead from there as it defeated Edison, 53-39. The Rockets trailed 15-9 after the first quarter but won the second, 18-6, giving them a 27-21 lead at halftime. They extended their lead to 43-30 after three quarters.
“I’ve been part of teams where we haven’t won a lot of games and you go into league games where you have a chance to win it,” said Oak Harbor coach Eric Sweet. “We talked about getting on them and not shooting the ‘three’ and we were able to control the boards.”
Oak Harbor (6-5, 2-4 SBC Bay) had six players with at least six points. As a team, the Rockets made nine 3-pointers. Jac Alexander scored a game-high 15 points and Clay Schulte and Blake Booker each scored nine points.
“We just came off the Port Clinton game where we had a lot of guys score 8 to 12 points. It was nice to see so many guys help out with scoring,” said Sweet. “It definitely opens up a lot of avenues for the other players.”
Edison (1-10, 1-5) got 10 points from Larry Kessler and nine from Patrick Ambargy.
St. Mary CC 65, Oak Harbor 60
A back-and-forth game saw St. Mary Central Catholic make a few more plays than Oak Harbor, and the Panthers defeated the Rockets, 65-60.
The Rockets held a 34-29 lead early in the third quarter before SMCC went on a 10-0 run. After a basket by Jac Alexander tied the score at 46, Jordan Jude hit a 3-pointer with 4:52 remaining to give the Panthers (10-2) the lead for good.
“St. Mary has a nice team. We had a lead a couple of times but were unable to hold on. We were right there at the end of it,” said Oak Harbor coach Eric Sweet. “We let (Myles) Bruno make too many 3-pointers.”
Jac Alexander led all scorers with 26 points and Clay Schulte finished with 13 points. SMCC had three players finish in double figures — Myles Bruno (23), Nate Roesch (16) and Jude (10).
Rocket girls defeat Huron, 47-41
Oak Harbor’s big first quarter set up a 47-41 victory over Huron. The Rockets (8-5, 4-3 SBC Bay) scored 14 points in the first quarter and held the Tigers (1-11, 0-7) scoreless. Huron outscored Oak Harbor, 16-9, in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 23-16 at halftime.
Three Rockets finished in double figures, led by Sophia Eli, who had 15 points. Ryann Steinbrick and Auna Tack scored 13 and 12 points, respectively. The Tigers were led by Rae Roldan, who scored a team-high 16 points, and Ava Winnestaffer finished with 10.
Edison 52, Oak Harbor 37
Edison broke the halftime tie by outscoring Oak Harbor by 12 points in the third quarter on its way to a 52-37 victory.
The Chargers (10-3, 4-2 SBC Bay) were led by Alana Fidler, who scored a game-high 21 points, and Aliyah Caporini, who finished with 16. Auna Tack and Sophia Eli both scored 10 points to lead the Rockets.
Perkins 63, Oak Harbor 51
With the game tied, Perkins outscored Oak Harbor by eight points in the third quarter to take control in its 63-51 victory. At halftime, the score was tied at 31, but the Pirates (12-4) outscored the Rockets, 16-8, in the third quarter to take a 47-39 lead into the fourth.
Trailing 49-39 early in the fourth quarter, Oak Harbor went on a 6-1 run to cut the deficit to five, but Perkins’ 7-0 run the effectively put the game away.
Sophia Eli had 19 points to lead the Rockets and Ryann Steinbrick chipped in with 17. Olivia Howard had 19 to lead the Pirates and Sydney Thom (12) and Nancy Siegel (11) also contributed.