Mikhaela Cortez, right, defends Meadowdale’s Taylor Kesselring in Tuesday’s game.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Mikhaela Cortez, right, defends Meadowdale’s Taylor Kesselring in Tuesday’s game. (Photo by John Fisken)

Mavericks beat short-handed Wildcats / Girls basketball

Down two starters, the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team was no match for visiting Meadowdale as the Mavericks left town with a 47-25 win Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Wildcats Miranda Wilson and Payton Parks missed the game because of injuries.

The Oak Harbor offense was consistent but not productive enough, scoring 7 points in each of the first three quarters. The Wildcats trailed 12-7, 23-14 and 43-21 after the first three periods.

Meadowdale (2-3, 7-4) put the game away with a 20-point third quarter. Lilly Williams scored 12 of her game high 19 points in the frame.

Oak Harbor was led by Jasmine Ford with 8 points. Grace Waite had 5, Mikhaela Cortez 3, Anna Jones 3, Olivia Waite 2, Sarah Mensah 2 and Tiana Jackson 2.

Coach Jon Atkins saw some positives in the loss: “Mikhaela and Jasmine played really great defense; Grace Waite came in as a freshmen and knocked down some shots.”

The Wildcats (0-6, 3-9) play at Mountlake Terrace (1-4, 3-8) at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, followed by a home game with Shorecrest (5-1, 10-1) at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Jasmine Ford gathers to put up a shot for the Wildcats.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Jasmine Ford gathers to put up a shot for the Wildcats. (Photo by John Fisken)

Grace Waite (20) takes the ball to the basket against Meadowdale.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Grace Waite (20) takes the ball to the basket against Meadowdale. (Photo by John Fisken)

Emily Gouge (23) plays defense for Oak Harbor.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Emily Gouge (23) plays defense for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Tiana Jackson attempts to score for Oak Harbor.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Tiana Jackson attempts to score for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Anna Jones shoots for Oak Harbor in Tuesday’s game with Meadowdale.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Anna Jones shoots for Oak Harbor in Tuesday’s game with Meadowdale. (Photo by John Fisken)

Mikhaela Cortez puts up a jump shot against Meadowdale. (Photo by John Fisken)

Mikhaela Cortez puts up a jump shot against Meadowdale. (Photo by John Fisken)

Sami Olson puts up a three-pointer in front of Meadowdale’s Maia Austvold.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Sami Olson puts up a three-pointer in front of Meadowdale’s Maia Austvold. (Photo by John Fisken)

The Oak Harbor reacts to a positive play by the Wildcats. Starters Mirada Wilson (standing center) and Payton Parks (far right) missed the game becasue of injuries. (Photo by John Fisken)

The Oak Harbor reacts to a positive play by the Wildcats. Starters Mirada Wilson (standing center) and Payton Parks (far right) missed the game becasue of injuries. (Photo by John Fisken)

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