Oak Harbor’s Jerome Dones splits the defense of Marysville-Pilchuck’s TJ Severn (25) and Carson Asper (12). (Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Jerome Dones splits the defense of Marysville-Pilchuck’s TJ Severn (25) and Carson Asper (12). (Photo by John Fisken)

Wildcats lose to league-leaders / Boys basketball

First-place Marysville-Pilchuck showed the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team why it is undefeated in Western Conference play, beating the host Wildcats 78-37 Friday, Jan. 24.

The Tomahawks (9-0, 13-2), receiving 12 points from Ethan Jackson, buried the Wildcats 21-7 in the first quarter.

M-P pulled ahead 42-19 and 64-27 at the quarter breaks.

Will Rankin led Oak Harbor in scoring with 10 points. Mason Myers had 8, Matt Kelley 7, Brock Boyer 3, Gage McLeod 3, Jordan Ronning 3, Garrett Levell 2 and Josh Pendleton 1.

Cameron Stordahl scored a game-high 21 for Marysville-Pilchuck; Jackson finished with 17. Ten Tomahawks scored, three in double figures.

Oak Harbor coach Nate Sullivan was happy with his team’s attitude in the game: “In a game like that, it is good that they kept their heads up. They tried to stay aggressive the entire game.”

“Their talk was positive, nothing negative,” he added.

Oak Harbor (0-9, 1-14) goes to Snohomish (1-8, 4-11) at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, and then hosts Everett (2-7, 5-10) at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

Matt Kelley (10) flies by M-P’s Cameron Stordahl.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Matt Kelley (10) flies by M-P’s Cameron Stordahl. (Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Garrett Levell scores on a fast break.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Garrett Levell scores on a fast break. (Photo by John Fisken)

Gage McLeod launches a runner for the Wildcats.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Gage McLeod launches a runner for the Wildcats. (Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Mason Myers shoots a reverse layup over Marysville-Pilchuck’s Dillon Kuk.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Mason Myers shoots a reverse layup over Marysville-Pilchuck’s Dillon Kuk. (Photo by John Fisken)

Josh Pendleton sinks a free throw for Oak Harbor.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Josh Pendleton sinks a free throw for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Will Rankin, left, control the opening tip over M-P’s Ethan Jackson.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Will Rankin, left, control the opening tip over M-P’s Ethan Jackson. (Photo by John Fisken)