Despite setting a program record with 21 victories and winning its first sectional title in seven years, the Port Clinton Redskins’ season came to an end Saturday when they fell, 68-40, to Toledo Rogers in the Division II District Final at Lake High School.
Behind a combined 46 points from the backcourt duo of Cha’Ron Sweeney and Sasha Dailey, the Rams took the lead for good on a basket by Sweeney late in the first quarter and never looked back as their full-court press gave Port Clinton fits all night. For the game, Rogers forced 24 turnovers, 14 of them in the first half. Down, 8-7, late in the first quarter, the Rams went on a 29-9 run to take a 36-17 lead into the half. Sweeney had 10 points in the second quarter and Dailey added seven to help Rogers break the game open.
With the win, the Rams improves to 23-3 while the ‘Skins fall to 21-4.
Hope Thorbahn led Port Clinton with 14 points and Tiffany Colston contributed with 10 points and six boards to help pace the ‘Skins.
Port Clinton’s best season in school history saw them go 19-3 in the regular season and saw them just miss out on winning a Sandusky Bay Conference title, finishing with a 12-2 mark in the league behind Clyde (14-0).
The team will also return every one of its players, a sign that even better things could be on the horizon. Next year’s group will features six seniors in Thorbahn, Colston, Paige Culver, Kristen Wood, Maddie Burris and Hannah Rose as well as four juniors, Hannah Weaver, Kennedy Gulas, Emily Ashley and Kiya Brown, and sophomore Marissa Day.