Oak Harbor’s Brock Boyer (1) is defended by Mount Vernon’s Cain Cress. (Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Brock Boyer (1) is defended by Mount Vernon’s Cain Cress. (Photo by John Fisken)

Bulldogs defeat Oak Harbor / Boys basketball

The Mount Vernon High School boys basketball team rocked Oak Harbor early on the way to a 70-36 win over the visiting Wildcats Friday, Dec. 27.

The contest was the final non-league game for Oak Harbor, which saw its record dip to 1-7 (0-2 in Wesco play).

Mount Vernon improved to 5-3.

The Wildcats host Edmonds-Woodway (0-2, 2-4) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3.

Mount Vernon’s Liam Johnston popped in a trio of three-pointers in the first quarter as the Bulldogs raced to an 18-5 lead. The advantage improved to 41-11 at halftime.

Mount Vernon outscored Oak Harbor by only 4 points in the second half and led 56-26 after three quarters.

Gage McLeod scored half of Oak Harbor’s points in the game, netting 18 with the help four three-pointers.

Matt Kelley had 6 points, Brock Boyer 5, Josh Pendleton 3, Kenneth Tofah 2, Will Rankin 1 and Garrett Levell 1.

Eleven Bulldogs scored, led by Johnson with 14, all in the first half.

Matt Kelley shoots around Mount Vernon’s Van Stroosma.(Photo by John Fisken)

Matt Kelley shoots around Mount Vernon’s Van Stroosma. (Photo by John Fisken)

Gage McLeod launches a three-point shot for the Wildcats.(Photo by John Fisken)

Gage McLeod launches a three-point shot for the Wildcats. (Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Will Rankin, left, tries to win the opening tip.(Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Will Rankin, left, tries to win the opening tip. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kaito White hurries the ball up the floor for Oak Harbor.(Photo by John Fisken)

Kaito White hurries the ball up the floor for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

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