Shorewood's big start, finish stops Wildcats | Girls basketball

Natalie Fiallos, left, and Annie Leete attempt to stop a Shorewood
Natalie Fiallos, left, and Annie Leete attempt to stop a Shorewood's Masha Shtikel from scoring in Wednesday's game.
— image credit: John Fisken / Whidbey News-Times

Shorewood outscored the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team by a combined 20 points in the first and final periods to stop the Wildcats 58-35 Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Shoreline.

The Thunderbirds quickly took control, leading 19-8 after the first quarter. The teams played fairly evenly over the next two quarters with Shorewood leading 28-18 at the half and 41-27 at the end of the third period.

The T-birds steadily pulled away in the fourth quarter to up their Wesco record to 5-1 (10-3 overall), best in the 3A South. Oak Harbor fell to 2-4 in the North (5-8 overall).

Annie Leete dropped in 13 points for Oak Harbor, followed by Ciera Wiser with six. Natalie Fiallos and Deja Bunch scored four apiece, Jinai Guzman had three, Kelsey Rankin two, AnnaBelle Whitefoot two and Jalani Bobo one.

Masha Shtikel, Wesco's No. 2 3A scorer, tallied 23 for Shorewood.

Oak Harbor continues it run against the Wesco South when it travels to Meadowdale (4-2, 9-4) at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.

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