BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
It’s an old adage in sports. “It’s not how you start, but how you finish that counts.” That adage rings true for the Port Clinton boys’ basketball team as they routed Edison 78-43 to close the regular season. They will enter tournament play this week riding a 4-game winning streak.
When the Redskins get hot from outside the 3-point arc, they are a very dangerous basketball team. Friday night they canned ten 3-pointers to pull away in the second quarter to take a 34-18 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Adam Thorbahn scored 18-points, very close to his average. However, teammate Jackson Beasley led the Redskins in scoring with 21, 17 of which came in the first half which played a big part to help PC pull away.
I remember former Bowling Green basketball coach, John Weinert telling me once that basketball is a game of streaks. That was the case Friday night as the Redskins overcame a one-point deficit to go on a 15-0 run. Owen Auxter continued his strong two-way play with 13 points.
‘We played well against Edison to end the season on Friday,” said Coach Ryan Hicks after the game. “Jackson Beasley had 21 & 12 rebounds, Adam Thorbahn had 19 and 9 rebounds to lead the way. It’s great to have some positive momentum going into the tournament. We had a few rough patches during the season but it looks like we’re playing our best basketball at the right time.”
PC plays Clyde in the sectional semis Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 o’clock at Toledo Bowsher HS. The winner of that game advances to the Sectional final against Toledo Scott.