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Oak Harbor boys, girls notch victories

GIRLS
Oak Harbor 52, Huron 23
The Rockets took control by outscoring Huron, 14-5, in the second quarter to grab a 24-13 halftime lead and broke the game open with a 19-2 advantage in the third quarter before winning, 52-23.


It was a much-needed win for the Rockets, who had lost five consecutive games, all in the conference. Its last victory came against Woodmore (48-45) on Dec. 22.
Oak Harbor forward Allison Dunn led all scorers with 18 points and Abbie Gezo had 15 to help pace the Rockets.
Huron's Hannah Cantrill led the team in scoring with nine points.
With the win, Oak Harbor improves to 5-10 overall and 2-9 in the league. Its other conference victory also came against Huron, a 58-54 home win over the Tigers on Dec. 16.
The Rockets travel to Clyde (15-1, 11-0 SBC) to face the Fliers on Thursday. Clyde, which advanced to the Division II State Semifinals last season, recently clinched a share of the SBC title and is playing great basketball. When the teams met earlier in the season, Clyde won in convincing fashion, 62-38. The following Tuesday, the Rockets face the Tiffin Columbian Tornadoes (5-10), who beat the Rockets last season in the sectional tournament.

BOYS
Oak Harbor 58, Edison 43
The Rockets notched their second win of the season, defeating Edison, 58-43, behind a strong third-quarter performance.
With the win, the Rockets improve to 2-13 overall and 2-8 in the SBC, one game behind St. Mary CC for sixth place in the conference.
The Chargers, who won the SBC last season, have five new starters and have struggled mightily, going 1-13 overall and 0-10 in the league.
Oak Harbor led 10-9 after the first quarter and 19-16 at halftime before taking control in the third quarter. The Rockets outscored the Chargers, 23-11, in the third period to break the game open.
Oak Harbor had three players finish in double figures, among them A.J. Cecil (13), Austin Wiegand (12) and Phil Bryant (11). In all, the Rockets had eight players score on the evening.
Edison's Jason Blodgett led all scorers with 14 points and Shane Crooks and Dakota Church finished with eight and seven points, respectively.
It was an especially important victory for Oak Harbor considering that their previous game was a heartbreaking defeat, a 42-41 loss to Port Clinton.
On Friday, the Rockets travel to Huron to face the Tigers (9-5, 6-4 SBC) who are tied for third in the SBC with Port Clinton and Margaretta. When the two teams faced one another earlier in the season, Huron won, 45-32.


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