Oak Harbor senior Garrett Levell (11) dribbles by the defense of Arlington’s Gavin Hawthorne.(Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor senior Garrett Levell (11) dribbles by the defense of Arlington’s Gavin Hawthorne. (Photo by John Fisken)

Wildcats fall to Eagles / Boys basketball

Scoring more than 20 points in each of the first three quarters, the Arlington High School boys basketball team raced by host Oak Harbor 86-54 Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The Eagles raised their conference record to 7-5, 11-7 overall. Oak Harbor dropped to 0-13, 1-18.

The Wildcats get one more shot to pick up a Wesco win this season when they travel to Marysville Getchell (7-5, 11-7) for the season finale at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Arlington used a 16-0 run in the middle of the first quarter to sprint to a 21-2 lead; it led 27-7 at the end of the period.

Joseph Schmidt, who finished with a game-high 27 points, scored 10 consecutive points during the Eagles’ big run.

Arlington led 51-18 at halftime.

Oak Harbor cut the Eagles’ lead by 10 points in the third quarter, but Arlington scored the final 8 points of the period to go up 75-38.

The Eagles did much of their damage from long range, hitting 13 threes. Schmidt and Ethan Martin both drained five.

Gage McLeod paced Oak Harbor with 10 points. Josh Pendleton, one of three Wildcat seniors honored before the game, tallied a season-high 9. Fellow seniors Garrett Levell and Jerome Dones added 8 and 2 points, respectively.

Mason Myers had 7 points, Matt Kelley 6, Brock Boyer 6, Will Rankin 3, Kaito White 2 and Shane Warden 1.

“I was happy for the seniors,” coach Nate Sullivan said. “The community put on a good show for them on Senior Night. The attendance and support for a 1 and 18 team was wonderful.”

Senior Jerome Dones fills a fast break lane for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Senior Jerome Dones fills a fast break lane for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Senior Josh Pendleton, right, fights for possession with Arlington’s Ryan Brown.(Photo by John Fisken)

Senior Josh Pendleton, right, fights for possession with Arlington’s Ryan Brown. (Photo by John Fisken)

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