July 3, 2008 · Updated 6:11 PM
"The Oak Harbor boys basketball team earned its first victory of the season Saturday over Lake Stevens, 53-43, after a long and tiring week that saw them get pounded by Mountlake Terrace on Friday, 71-43.The Wildcats ripped Lake Stevens for 22 points during the fourth while their opponents only put in 11. It was the third game of the week and I think that both teams were playing tired, said Oak Harbor head coach Frank Hunter. They were taking shots in the fourth and you could see their legs were tired.The Cats' defense suffocated Lake Stevens as they only allowed five points during the first quarter of the game. According to Hunter, Chad Riepma just got beat up during the game but still managed to score 13 points, and Josh Denton came up with some big plays for the young Cat team. Josh Brown led Oak Harbor with 18 during the victory. The only player that the Wildcats didn't have an answer for was Lake Stevens' 6-foot-8 center Lance Barton, who scored 17 points for the game.They had a kid that was real difficult to stop and gave us a lot of problems in the middle, said Hunter.The win comes on the heels of a drubbing by Mountlake Terrace where the Cats only put up 15 points during the first half of the game. Oak Harbor made a good run at the Hawks during the third as they were only outscored by two. The Cats found no answer for Roger Russaw, who scored 20 points to lead the Hawks. Cameron Roland also had 16 for Mountlake Terrace.Riepma led the Cats with 16 points while Brown added 10. Both games were less dominated by fouls as they had been during the previous three games of the season. They called it close during the first game, said Hunter. But now they're back to calling it the way they had in the past.Oak Harbor was 5-9 from the free throw line - in contrast to the first game of the season, when both teams combined for 56 shots from the foul line. The Wildcats will try to get their second win of the year tonight at 7:30 as they travel to take on Mariner. Mountlake Terrace 71, Oak Harbor 43 Oak Harbor 10 5 18 10 - 43Mountlake Terrace 16 13 20 22 - 71Oak Harbor: Gooding 2, Hall 4, Denton 2, Jenkins 1, Chytor 3, Bull 2, Brown 10, Thayer 1, Reipma 16, Frost 2. Mountlake Terrace: Crosby 5, Webb 12, Russaw 20, Hedgecock 5, Roland 16, Boxley 8, Boskovic 2, Gibbs 2, Craig 1. 3-point goals: Crosby 1, Webb 2, Russaw 3, Hedgecock 1. JV score-Mountlake Terrace 85, Oak Harbor 27. Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0 league, 4-0 overall. Oak Harbor 0-1, 0-4.Oak Harbor 53, Lake Stevens 43 Lake Stevens 5 14 13 11 - 43Oak Harbor 13 8 10 22 - 53Lake Stevens: Roundy 8, Graham 8, Russum 4, Miller 6, Barton 17. Oak Harbor-Gooding 2, Hall 5, Denton 7, Bull 8, Brown 18, Riepma 13. 3-point goals: Brown 2, Bull 1, Denton 1, Roundy 2, Russum 1. JV score: Lake Stevens def. Oak Harbor. Records: Lake Stevens 2-3 overall. Oak Harbor 1-4.Girls BasketballOak Harbor 58, Mountlake Terrace 49Valerie Hartman scored 21 points to lead the Wildcats to the WesCo 4A victory. Jen Mundt scored 13 for Mountlake Terrace. Mountlake Terrace 13 12 9 15 - 49Oak Harbor 18 13 14 13 - 58Mountlake Terrace: Bedwell 6, Everett 6, A. Giuffrida 2, Tiedtmann 1, S. Giuffrida 12, Logan 4, Mundt 13, Voetman 5. Oak Harbor: Bull 6, Hartman 21, Manibusan 14, King 4, Bratt 6, Armstrong 2, Spear 5. 3-point goals: Hartman 1, Manibusan 2, Spears 1. JV: Mountlake Terrace def. Oak Harbor. Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-1 league, 1-3 overall. Oak Harbor 1-0, 2-2.Wrestling2000 Lake Washington Invitational TournamentOak Harbor dominated its opponents Saturday to take first place in the tournament. The Wildcats improvd over last years second place finish with first place finishes by Danny Wichers, Brian Lang and Brent Lang. They had dominating performances, said head coach Brian Farmer about his three first-place finishers. The best match of the night, according to Farmer, was when Wichers, who took fifth at state last year, defeated John Lucero of Kentridge, who placed fourth at state. Whichers started out the match down 9-7, but came back for a 22-18 decision. All the kids wrestled real well, said Farmer. Team scores: Oak Harbor 176.5, Edmonds-Woodway 145, Auburn-Riverside 141.5, South Kitsap 139, Wilson 99, Prairie 95, Kennedy 94, Lake Washington 60, O'Dea 59, Kent Ridge 54. Oak Harbor individual placings: First - Danny Wichers, 130 pounds; Brian Lang, 152; Brent Lang, 171. Second - Brent Thompson, 145; Kevin Lang, 112; Sean Hogan, 275. Third - Jon Garcia, 119; Jacob Horn, 160. Fourth - Chris Whiteman, 215. Fifth - Tony Nicolas, 135. Sixth - David Kazman, 189. "