Glacier Peak was hot, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team was not and the result was a 64-38 win for the Grizzlies in Snohomish Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The Wildcats shot under 17 percent in the first half (4-for-24) and trailed 21-2 and 33-8 at the quarters. The Grizzlies, celebrating Senior Night, shot 48 percent the first half (13-for-27).
Glacier Peak (6-2, 12-3) scored the first six points of the second half to lead 39-8, then Oak Harbor finally started finding its range and out scored the Grizzlies 30-25 the rest of the way.
Oak Harbor coach Mike Washington said the icy night had more to do with his club being off its mark than the GP defense: “We were getting open looks, but it was one of those nights where nothing would fall. They did shoot the ball well in the first quarter though. We went zone after that and played them fairly even for the rest of the night. If we make shots at the start, the game would have been much closer.”
The Wildcats shot 36 percent the second half and finished the game at 26 percent (12-for-46). GP shot 47 percent (23-for-49) for the night.
Oak Harbor’s poor shooting extended to the foul line where it hit eight of 17 shots, 47 percent. Glacier Peak was 13-for-19, 68 percent.
The two teams each had 10 offensive rebounds, but the frigid Wildcats scored no second-chance points to 10 for Glacier Peak. The Grizzlies committed more turnovers, 16 to 13, but out scored Oak Harbor 15 to eight off the mistakes.
Drew Washington, Oak Harbor’s leading scorer for the season, epitomized the Wildcats’ miserable shooting night, connecting on only three of 17 shots and finishing with 10 points. He had a team-high six rebounds.
Ramsey Rosales scored 18 for GP, and Dreu Vader and Zach Pederson had 17 each. The trio combined to hit 50 percent of their shots, including Vader going 7-for-10 from the field and Rosales 5-for-10 from beyond the arc.
JoJo Webster led Oak Harbor with 12 points, Dyllan Harris had six, Dayne Herron four, Gabe Groenig three and Chris Hailer three.
Oak Harbor (4-4, 8-7) finishes up a run of playing the four best Wesco 3A teams in a five-game span when it travels to Stanwood (7-1, 10-5) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.