Behind 20 points from sophomore guard Athena Eli, the Oak Harbor Rockets recovered from an early deficit to defeat Woodmore 42-29 in non-conference action to improve to 7-2 on the year.
It was a breakout performance by Eli, who had yet to have a game like this all year. If she scored like this a more consistent basis, she would provide a solid third option behind Andrea Cecil and Emma Barney.
In addition to Eli's 20 points, 15 of came on three-pointers, the Rockets got nine points apiece from Barney and Cecil.
Oak Harbor trailed, 8-7, after the first quarter before outscoring the Wildcats 12-7 in the second quarter to take control of the contest. The Rockets outscored Woodmore 23-14 in the second half.
Oak Harbor 62, St. Mary CC 28
After losing its first two games of the year last week, Oak Harbor rebounded to defeat St. Mary CC, 62-28, and Perkins, 35-23, to improve to 4-1 in the Sandusky Bay Conference.
Against the Panthers, Oak Harbor jumped out to a 21-7 lead after one quarter and held a 34-14 advantage at the half of their win. Andre Cecil led all scorers with 23 points and Emma Barney chipped in with 17.
Cecil got the Rockets going early and often to help Oak Harbor establish control. Of her 23 points, 18 came in the first half. She scored in a variety of ways with 10 points coming via the two-point shot and nine coming from beyond the arc.
Oak Harbor 35, Perkins 23
In a low-scoring affair, Oak Harbor held Perkins to 10 points in the first half to defeat the Pirates in a road win, 35-23.
The Rockets led 7-2 after the first quarter and 21-10 at halftime before an evenly-contested second half saw them outscore Perkins, 14-13.
Andrea Cecil had a game-high 20 points, 13 of which came at the free-throw line, and Emma Barney scored six points to help pace Oak Harbor. Just over half of the Rockets' points (18) came via the charity stripe.