From staff reports
OAK HARBOR — Auna Tack did the heavy lifting in the first half, and the Steinbrick twins took over in the third quarter of Oak Harbor’s 63-41 victory over Port Clinton
Tack, who led all scorers with 21 points, had 13 points in the first half, and the Ryann and Riley Steinbrick combined for 17 points in the third quarter the Rockets took control of the game. The twins finished with 17 points apiece.
Oak Harbor led 32-25 at halftime and outscored the Redskins 19-14 in the third quarter to take a 51-39 into the fourth. The Rockets (4-7, 2-3 SBC Bay) held Port Clinton to just two points in the final quarter.
Oak Harbor coach Adam Steinbrick credited his team for their play and singled out Katie May for her defense on Port Clinton star guard Da’Cariya Lanier, who led her team with 16 points.
“We were up by seven at the half, and got it going pretty good in the third quarter. They hit some shots, and we answered immediately. They’d make a shot, and we’d answer with a 3-pointer. Ryann got pretty hot in the third quarter, Auna played well for us, and Riley and Ryann each had 17 points,” said Coach Adam Steinbrick. “Katie May played lights-out defense on Da’Cariya Lanier. I couldn’t be more proud because it starts and ends with defense. When we went to man-to-man defense in the second quarter, May held Lanier to five points. She scored 11 points in the first quarter.
“We knew it was against Port Clinton, against a coach I used to coach with, and I just thought our focus was there. I thought they played very well and limited the turnovers and played defense. I have all the respect in the world for Coach (Lucas) Kennedy. Olivia Jackson played a good game for them. We were fortunate to get a win. I was happy with how the girls performed.
The Rockets led 16-15 after the first quarter and 32-15 at halftime. With Oak Harbor holding a 51-39 lead after three quarters, the Rockets outscored the ‘Skins 12-2 in the fourth behind eight points from Tack.
“It was a hard-fought game that got away from us late. We didn’t score in the fourth quarter,” said Port Clinton coach Lucas Kennedy. “They had a great game plan to take away some of our better offensive players and unfortunately we weren’t able to do the same. We need to play better defensively and our girls are working hard on improving in that area.”
Danbury falls to Tiffin Calvert on late surge
Danbury hung around in its matchup with Tiffin Calvert, but a fourth-quarter push by the Senecas allowed them to pull away in their 33-24 victory over the Lakers.
Calvert used its height to its advantage and held a 22-18 lead after three quarters outscored Danbury (2-7, 2-7 SBC River) 11-6 in the fourth behind seven points from Frannie Webb. Webb led all scorers with 18 points.
It was the Lakers’ first game in weeks after being quarantined due to the coronavirus.
“Our girls fought hard against a taller team,” said Danbury coach Dick Heller. We are very proud of how our players came out after three weeks off. Give credit to Calvert, they are a nice team.”
Kamil Stephens had nine points to lead the Lakers.
Danbury trailed 14-5 after the first quarter and 20-9 at halftime before outscoring Calvert, 9-2, in the third.