Fast start carries Chargers over Oak Harbor / Boys basketball

Marysville Getchell buried the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team early on the way defeating the visiting Wildcats 76-34 Friday, Feb. 7.

The game was the final match of the season for the young Oak Harbor squad, which often started a freshman, three sophomores and a junior.

After opening the year with an overtime win over Coupeville, the Wildcats dropped 19 straights games and finished with a 0-14 Western Conference record.

Marysville Getchell piled up 29 points in the first quarter while Oak Harbor mustered only 2 free throws from Matt Kelley.

The Chargers led 48-12 at halftime and 64-21 after three quarters.

Garrett Levell paced the Wildcats in scoring with 9 points. Kaito White had 6, Shane Warden 5, Gage McLeod 5, Brock Boyer 3, Will Rankin 2, Izayah Jannini 2 and Kelley 2.

Josiah Koellmer scored 19 points and Malakhi Knight 18 for the Chargers (8-5, 12-7).

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