Hot-shooting Cougars defeat Wildcats / Boys basketball

Lakewood racked up at least 18 points in each quarter to race by the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team 78-51 Friday, Dec. 1, on the Wildcats’ court.

The Cougars were consistent, scoring 18 points in the first, third and fourth quarters, but their biggest output came in the second period when they ran away with the game.

Lakewood (1-0) held just a 4-point lead, 18-14, after the first quarter then outscored Oak Harbor 24-9 in the second and cruised from there.

The Wildcats kept it close in the opening period by sinking four three-points, three by Gabe Salinger. Oak Harbor sank only one two-point field goal in the first half and trailed 42-23 at the break.

The Cougars continued to pull away after halftime, outscoring Oak Harbor 18-9 in the third quarter.

Ten Lakewood players scored in the game, led by Alex Coleman with 20 and Kaleb Duitsman with 17.

Dorian Hardin pumped in 11 points for the Wildcats in the fourth quarter and finished with 19. Salinger added 13, Gavin Allen 8, Ozell Jackson 4, Matt Jones 2, Terrell Crumpton 2, Kevin Schuldt 2 and Austin Boesch 1.

Oak Harbor (0-2) plays at Mount Baker (1-1) at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the first of three straight road games.

The next home game is at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, with Snohomish (1-1).

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