Hot Cubs burn ‘Cats / Boys basketball

The Sedro-Woolley High School boys basketball team put on an offense show in defeating visiting Oak Harbor 70-41 Friday, Dec. 8.

The Cubs scored in double digits in each quarter to remain unbeaten in three games this season. Oak Harbor fell to 0-4.

“Last night was a tough one,” Oak Harbor coach John Weston said. “Sedro is a good ball team; they are very experienced.

“They only have one player on their varsity roster below 6’0 and have about eight guys in their rotation who get the majority of playing time who go between 6’3 and 6’5. Their length definitely hurt us. They were able to get in the passing lanes and force turnovers and they hurt us on the offensive boards.”

The Wildcats now head into conference play when they travel to Lynnwood (3-2) at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Sedro-Woolley 70, Oak Harbor 41

Sedro-Woolley had three players score at least 4 points in the first quarter and zipped to a 17-7 lead and followed the same pattern to go up 32-15 at the half.

“To start the game, our guys were not on the same page,” Weston said. “We looked real scattered on both sides of the ball. We were not patient enough on the offensive end.”

Things picked up for the Wildcats after the break, and Oak Harbor doubled its score with a 15-point third quarter. Gabe Salinger and Haven Brown each scored 4 points in the period and Dorian Hardin drained a three-ball.

“The second half we looked a lot better,” Weston said. “We had our best ball movement of the season and were getting more high quality shots.

“Defensively we played a lot better too; however, we would force a difficult shot and then bail them out by giving up an offensive board or a bad foul.”

The Cubs kept up their offensive onslaught in the third period and led 50-30 going into the final frame.

Brown finished with 9 points, Hardin 8, Salinger 6, Weston Whitefoot 6, Terrell Crumpton 4, Austin Boesch 3, Gavin Allen 2, Kevin Schuldt 2 and Matt Jones 1.

“I was pleased with Haven Brown’s aggressiveness on offense,” Weston said. “Weston Whitefoot also played well, adding 6 points and taking two charges.

“The enthusiasm from the bench in the second half was great too, the best they have been this season.”

Keenan Hofstad scored 23 points for the Cubs, Davis Mihelich added 18 and Eli DeJong 11.

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