BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
It wasn’t quite the season opening game the Port Clinton Redskins and coach Ryan Hicks had in mind. The final result had Fostoria on top by just two points, 49-47.
It was a pretty even game throughout, and when the buzzer sounded ending the first half, the two teams were tied at 24. Fostoria opened up a 7-point lead by the end of the third quarter. The Redskins mounted a comeback in the final quarter, but it came up short.
The difference in the game might have come down to 3-point shooting, as Fostoria made five 3-pointers while the Redskins made three 3-points. A slim 2 points was the differential in the game.
The Redskins had excellent balance offensively, with three players in double figures. They were led by Jackson Beasley with 12 points. Adam Thorbahn scored 11, including one from deep. Owen Auxter added 10 points.
“I don’t think we played very well overall,” said Coach Hicks afterward. “We shot the ball very poorly for a high majority of the game. We basically were on pace to score 40 points for the entire game until we threw in a couple late 3-pointers. I must do a better job of getting my guys ready to play because I don’t feel like we were urgent enough on either end.
“I give a lot of credit to Fostoria for making it tough on us and especially making it tough on Adam Thorbahn the entire night. We will watch the film and do our best to improve on the mistakes we made last night, and try to play much better on Tuesday.”
The Redskins play host to Bellevue Tuesday night.