Good start not enough as Wildcats fall at Cedarcrest / Boys basketball

Unable to hold a first-quarter lead, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team lost 71-53 to Cedarcrest in Duvall Friday, Jan. 10.

The Wildcats led 15-14 after the first quarter, then the Red Wolves outscored Oak Harbor 21-12 in the second period to go up 35-27.

The Wildcats were still within striking distance after three quarters, trailing 54-45 going into the final period, but Cedarcrest (3-1, 6-4) pulled away for the win.

Oak Harbor got off to a good start with the help of 4 first-quarter points from Garrett Levell and three-balls from Brock Boyer, Will Rankin and Kaito White.

The Red Wolves’ Nicolo Cammarano then took over, scoring 14 points in the second period, including hitting four of the five three-pointers Cedarcrest drained in the quarter.

Mason Myers scored 6 points for Oak Harbor in the second quarter, but the Wildcats couldn’t keep pace with the hot-shooting Red Wolves.

Gage McLeod scored 8 points, Boyer 5 and Matt Kelley 4 in the third quarter for Oak Harbor, keeping the Wildcats’ hopes alive heading into the fourth period.

Oak Harbor’s offense sputtered in the final frame and was unable to produce a comeback.

Freshman Boyer led the Wildcats in scoring with 14 points. Myers and Kelley each had 9, McLeod 8, Rankin 5, Levell 5 and White 3.

Cammarano finished with 24 for Cedarcrest.

Oak Harbor (0-5, 1-10) was scheduled to host Meadowdale (3-1, 5-5) Monday, Jan. 13, but the game was postponed because of the weather. The Wildcats go to Mountlake Terrace (3-1, 7-2) at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.