Rockets girls lose heartbreaker in the final seconds

Jan 6, 2021 | Sports | 0 comments

From staff reports

OAK HARBOR — With just seconds remaining, Tiffin Columbian’s Serena Ingalls hit a short runner to give the Tornadoes the lead and a victory over Oak Harbor, 56-55. Ingalls, who scored a team-high 19 points, hit the shot with 2.7 seconds remaining.

The Rockets (3-6) at one point led by 18 points and held a five-point advantage with one minute remaining before relinquishing the lead in the final seconds.

Oak Harbor led 20-8 after the first quarter, 39-26 at halftime and 48-41 after three quarters.

“We were winning big, up 18 or 20 points at one time, but we didn’t put them away. We had opportunities and give them credit. They kept chipping away at our lead,” said Oak Harbor coach Adam Steinbrick. “We made some mental mistakes. You’ve gotta give them credit, they hung in there and didn’t give up. They got back into it.”

Lexi Smith scored 14 points to help pace the Tornadoes.

Oak Harbor’s Ryann Steinbrick had a game-high 23 points, Riley Steinbrick scored 19 points and Auna Tack chipped in with 10.

“We’ve got a bunch of great girls, we’ve gotta keep working and try to keep improving and try to build depth,” said Steinbrick. “As a coach, it’s hard to stay patient, but this is the first year with these girls and it’s going to take some time and we just have to continue to build.”

Margaretta 81, Oak Harbor 53

Margaretta controlled the game throughout and jumped out to an early lead in its 81-53 victory over Oak Harbor. The Lady Bears led by six points after the first quarter, 21-15, and outscored the Rockets, 25-4, to take a 46-19 lead into the half.

Kylie Leibacher scored a game-high 21 points and Eliaha Schaffer and Eden Palomo finished with 17 points apiece.

Auna Tack scored 18 points to Oak Harbor, and Ryann Steinbrick and Kaitlin Paul both scored 11 points.

Port Clinton falls to Edison

Port Clinton trailed by just four points heading into the fourth quarter, but the Redskins were unable to take control of the game and lost, 50-41, to Edison. Port Clinton, which trailed 38-34 after three quarters, was outscored 12-7 in the fourth. The Chargers led 18-8 after the first quarter, but the ‘Skins cut the deficit to 23-19 at halftime.

Lilli Schuster had 16 points to lead Edison, Aliyah Caporini finished with 14 points and Deana Blatnik scored 13 points.

Olivia Jackson scored 16 points to pace the ‘Skins, and Da’Cariya Lanier had 14 points.

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