Port Clinton boys
The Port Clinton Redskins made it another sweep of their rivals from Oak Harbor last Thursday with a 42-41 squeaker victory. It was a special “Shoot Out Cancer” game with the players on both teams, along with their cheerleaders, wearing orange T-shirts to show support.
The Redskins build a nice lead in the third quarter and were up by eight going into the final stanza, 33-25. “We built a nice lead in the third quarter,” said Port Clinton Coach Troy Diels on Monday. “We had a hard time holding the lead after we turned it over too many times.
“We made just enough plays down the stretch and Jason Mueller hit two key free throws with six seconds left to win it for us. I was proud of my guys for hanging in there.”
The Redskins came back on Saturday night for a road game at Margaretta. The game was tied at 9-9 midway through the first period when the Polar Bears went on an 11-0 run. They made it stand up the rest of the way.
“We were unable to control the boards early in the game,” said Coach Diels. “We gave up 12 points off of 14 offensive rebounds in the first half and we were never able to recover. We came out in the second half and battled and cut the deficit to single digits a couple of times but Margaretta answered with some big threes.”
Despite this being early February, the Redskins will say farewell to “The Supreme Court” after Friday night’s game against Sandusky St. Mary’s. They will finish the regular season on the road with their final four games against very tough competition.
So what about St. Mary’s?
“They are playing better,” said Coach Diels. “When we played them the first time it was one of the few games all year that we were at full strength. We will need to control Alex Opfer who is leading the league in scoring.”
It will also be the final appearance of PC’s seniors, with the exception of Aaron Mier who had knee surgery last week. Also questionable is Jason Faust with an Achilles injury. “We will have Chase Minnear, Steve Wingo, Brandon Stubblefield, Kelly Friemark and Alex Greene healthy and ready to go for their senior night.”
Despite an overall record of 6-9, the Redskins are 6-4 in Sandusky Bay Conference play, tied with Margaretta and Huron behind Perkins (10-0) and Clyde (7-3). Their final four games will be against Perkins, Huron, Fostoria and Clyde … all on the road.