Matt Kelley, back.(Photo by John Fisken)

Matt Kelley, back. (Photo by John Fisken)

Wildcats lose pair / Boys basketball

The Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team lost twice over the weekend.

The Wildcats fell 80-64 at Shorewood Friday, Dec. 20, in a conference game and then 79-44 to visiting Bellingham Saturday in a non-leaguer.

The Thunderbirds (4-2) had seven players score 8 or more points in the Wesco win Friday.

Will Rankin scored a game-high 17 points, one more than Gage McLeod, to lead Oak Harbor.

Matt Kelley added 9, Shane Warden 8, Brock Boyer 7, Kaito White 5 and Garrett Levell 3.

Bellingham’s Colin Shaefer stunned the Wildcats with five three-pointers in the first quarter, teammate Chris Oesterling added 10 points and the Red Raiders (2-5) zipped to a 27-9 lead.

Shaefer finished with 26 points.

Kelley tallied 22 for the Wildcats. McLeod had 10, Rankin 4, Izayah Jannini 3, Boyer 2, Josh Pendleton 2 and Warden 1.

Oak Harbor (0-2, 1-6) plays at Mount Vernon (4-3) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27.

Gage McLeod.(Photo by John Fisken)

Gage McLeod. (Photo by John Fisken)

Josh Pendleton.(Photo by John Fisken)

Josh Pendleton. (Photo by John Fisken)

Izayah Jannini. (Photo by John Fisken)

Izayah Jannini. (Photo by John Fisken)

Will Rankin, right.(Photo by John Fisken)

Will Rankin, right. (Photo by John Fisken)

Shane Warden.(Photo by John Fisken)

Shane Warden. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kaito White.(Photo by John Fisken)

Kaito White. (Photo by John Fisken)

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