'Cats roll by Marysville-Pilchuck | Boys basketball

Attacking from all directions, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team used balanced scoring to thump visiting Marysville-Pilchuck 77-53 Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Five different Wildcats scored in double figures, led by freshman Dyllan Harris who came off the bench to record a season high 16 points, six rebounds and three steals.

JoJo Webster added 15 points, six steals, six rebounds and five assists; Dayne Herron scored 14 points; Drew Washington had 10 points and four assists; and Chris Hailer collected 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Five points each for Cortez Ridley and Gabe Groeing (he also had four offensive rebounds) and two for Anfrenee Angkaw finished the scoring.

Oak Harbor never trialed in the game and led 14-8, 37-23 and 60-35 at the quarters.

The Wildcats led 17-14 in the second quarter and then went on a 10-2 run to build a cushion.

Oak Harbor started the second half on a 13-3 run to pull away.

Coach Mike Washington said, “We played really well as a team. We moved the ball extremely well in the second half; I like how we shared the basketball.”

He added, “Dayne had a solid game and Gabe had a good game on the offensive boards.”

Oak Harbor shot 47.6 percent (30-for-63) to 39.1 percent for the Tomahawks (18-for-46).

The Wildcats out rebounded Marysville-Pilchuck 38-25 and 15-6 on the offensive boards for a 14-4 advantage in second-chance points.

Oak Harbor committed 15 turnovers, one less than M-P (0-3, 0-8).

The Wildcats (2-1, 3-2)  go to Marysville Getchell (2-1, 3-5) at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, and then to Ferndale (3-4) for a nonleague game at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

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