Arlington tops Oak Harbor / Boys basketball

The Arlington High School boys basketball team exploded for 45 second-half points to clip visiting Oak Harbor 79-54 Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The Wildcats used several surges to stay in the game early, but the Eagles responded each time and then pulled away over the final 12 minutes.

Oak Harbor (4-9, 6-13) closes its season with a home game against Marysville Getchell (7-5, 9-9) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

The Wildcats scored the first 8 points at Arlington, then the Eagles went on a 13-4 run to take the lead. Arlington (9-3, 13-5) upped its advantage to 18-14 at the end of the first quarter.

Down 23-19, Oak Harbor regained the lead on two baskets by Terrell Crumpton, one a three-pointer, and the Wildcats went ahead 24-23. The Eagles finished the half on an 11-0 run to go into the locker room with a 34-24 lead.

Oak Harbor never got closer than 10 in the third quarter, and Arlington completed the period on another 11-0 run to go up 57-34.

The Eagles outscored Oak Harbor 22-20 in a high-scoring fourth quarter.

Gavin Allen guided the Wildcats with 17 points. Crumpton finished with 11, Dorian Hardin 8, Kevin Schuldt 5, Matt Kelley 4, Haven Brown 3, Andrew Baloy 3 and Alaki Kitchens 3.

Four Eagles scored in double figures, led bye Ethan Martin with 21.