Port Clinton Boys & Girls Basketball

Port Clinton thwarted by Margaretta’s defense

BY YANEEK SMITH, BEACON CONTRIBUTOR

CASTALIA — Margaretta’s defense was too much for Port Clinton as the Polar Bears defeated the Redskins, 49-25. Margaretta (9-2, 5-1 SBC Bay) did not allow more than seven points in any quarter and put the game out of reach by winning the middle two quarters by a combined 31-13.

“I was pleased defensively with our effort. We didn’t let Raifsnider or any of the big guys go off on us. I think Morris is the most improved player in the league,” said Port Clinton coach Von Graffin. “We held a team that averages 62 points to 49. We scored 12 in the first half and you’ve got to be able to score points, and we are unable to do that.         “I was pleased with the effort. The kids have always played hard.”

Dylan Morris, Nick Leibacher and Daltyn Wiedbrauk all scored 11 points to lead Margaretta. Gavin Preston had six points to lead the Redskins (1-10, 0-6).

Redskins girls fall to Vermilion 41-33

Port Clinton hung with Vermilion but was unable to take the lead and fell, 41-33, to the Sailors. Vermilion led 12-6 after the first quarter, held an 18-14 lead at halftime and 25-22 heading into the fourth.

Marianna Plas led the Sailors with 16 points and Maddie Colahan chipped in with 10. Olivia Jackson had 10 points to lead the Redskins.

Margaretta 88, Port Clinton 22

Margaretta showed why it’s one of the best teams in the state as it defeated Port Clinton, 88-22. Five Polar Bears (12-1, 6-0 SBC Bay) scored in double figures as Margaretta took a 25-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Jayden Moore scored 13 of her 20 points in the first half and Kennedi Hilton chipped in with 12. The Redskins (1-12, 1-5) got 10 points from Olivia Jackson.

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