The Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team went into a deep freeze midway through its nonleague game with visiting and undefeated Ferndale Friday, Dec. 21, and the chilly result was a 70-48 loss.
The Wildcats led 15-12 after the first quarter and upped the lead to 21-14 before they turned ice cold. While Oak Harbor was missing16 consecutive shots, the Golden Eagles hit 12-of-19 and went on a 29-4 run that spanned the second and third quarters to go up 43-25.
Ferndale (7-0) led at the half 29-23 and 47-29 at the end of the third quarter.
The Golden Eagles finished the game shooting 51 percent (30-for-59) and Oak Harbor 30 percent (16-for-54). The Wildcats shot only 20 percent (5-for-25) during the second and third periods.
Ferndale out rebounded Oak Harbor 31-29. The Wildcats had one of their best nights of the year taking care of the ball, committing 17 turnovers; Ferndale had 13.
Annie Leete and Jalani Bobo each scored 15 points for Oak Harbor. Ciera Wiser had 10 points and nine rebounds. Natalie Fiallos finished with four points, Liz Lym two and Hayley Lundstrom two.
Oak Harbor (3-5) plays in the Bellingham Holiday Tournament Dec. 27 and 28, starting with Bellingham (6-4) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.