Cubs clip ‘Cats / Boys basketball

Sedro-Woolley jumped to a 19-8 first quarter lead and then used an even bigger third quarter to beat the visiting Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team 81-43 Saturday, Dec.

The Wildcats, now 1-1, go to Blaine (2-0) for a 7:15 p.m. game Tuesday, Dec. 10, before returning home to face South Whidbey (3-0) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

Behind 8 points from Alex Garcia, Sedro-Woolley zipped to the big first-quarter lead. Oak Harbor appeared to get back into the game in the second period. Spurred by 8 points from Matt Kelley, the Wildcats trimmed the gap to 27-23 at halftime.

The Cubs (2-0) exploded for 32 points in the third quarter to put the game away, taking a 59-34 lead into the final period. Brandon Belisle pumped in 11 of his game-high 19 points in the frame to lead the eruption.

Three other Cubs finished in double figures: Jerome Mathias, 16; Garcia, 13; and Dylan Scheib, 12.

Kelley netted 17 for Oak Harbor, and Gage McLeod added 12 off four three-balls. Mason Myers had 5, Kaito White 4, Will Rankin 3, Brock Boyer 2 and Kenneth Tofah and Alaki Kitchens 1 each.

The Cubs drained 11 three-pointers to five for Oak Harbor in the contest.

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