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Redskins rally, hold off Rockets late

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Despite a poor first quarter that saw them score just four points, the Port Clinton Redskins rallied to defeat their arch-rival Oak Harbor 47-44 on Friday night.

Trailing 19-16 at halftime, Port Clinton (3-0, 1-0 SBC) took control of the game by outscoring the Rockets (1-2, 0-1 SBC) 23-8 in the third quarter to take a 39-27 lead heading into the final period. Stefan Daniels and Tytan Rumball led the way, scoring 18 of the team’s 23 points in the quarter.

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Rockets girls open the season with two wins

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Andrea Cecil and Emma Barney combined for 44 points in Oak Harbor’s 61-45 win over Genoa last week. The victory helped move the Rockets to 2-0 on the season. Barney scored 23 points, including three 3-pointers, and Cecil finished with 21 as she flew up and down the floor to get high-percentage shots.

Oak Harbor controlled his one throughout, grabbing a 19-13 lead after one quarter before pushing the advantage to 33-22 at halftime. Ciara Albright led the Comets (1-2) with 18 points and Haley Pickard finished with 15.

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Rocket boys edge Genoa in Ottawa County rivalry

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Behind 19 points from Andy Rathbun, Oak Harbor held off a late Genoa rally to defeat the Comets, 72-66, in non-conference action last weekend. The Rockets, who improved to 1-0 with the win, held off a furious Genoa rally in the fourth quarter before prevailing. Oak Harbor put the game away when it pushed the lead to four at 70-66 when Tyler Sievert connected on a free throw with 16.6 seconds to play. Another key play came at the 2:01 mark when Rathbun connected a three-pointer to give the Rockets a six-point lead shortly after the Comets had cut the deficit to one at 60-59.

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