With a shooting touch as cold as the temperature outside, the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team lost 55-32 to South Whidbey Thursday, Dec. 29, in Langley.
“We couldn’t shoot or make free throws,” Oak Harbor coach Jon Atkins said.
The Wildcats failed to score in double digits each of the first three quarters, and they hit only two field goals in the first half and just four through the first three periods.
All 5 of Oak Harbor’s second quarter points came at the foul line when the Wildcats also missed seven free throws. Oak Harbor also sank just four of 11 foul shots in the fourth quarter and finished 13-for-31 at the stripe.
Meanwhile, the Falcons had little trouble finding the hoop, scoring at least 11 points in each quarter.
South Whidbey (6-3) led 11-4, 28-9 and 39-17 at the quarter breaks.
Rashanna Graham tallied 11 points for Oak Harbor, followed by Bryn Langrock (9), Julie Jansen (6), Samantha Hines (3) and Jhayna Bowie (1).
Megan Drake led the Falcons with a game-high 19 points.
Oak Harbor (0-2, 3-6) returns to Western Conference play with a pair of tough games next week. The Wildcats host Shorewood (1-1, 8-1) at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, and then go to third-ranked Stanwood (2-0, 9-0) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.