Oak Harbor takes down South Whidbey / Girls basketball

The Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team blitzed South Whidbey in the first and third quarters, earning the Wildcats a 63-31 win over the visiting Falcons Friday, Dec. 7.

Although South Whidbey’s Lexi Starets-Foote scored 6 points in the first quarter, Oak Harbor raced to a 22-8 lead. The Wildcats took advantage of Falcon fouls, hitting 10 of 13 from the line in the opening period. For the game, Oak Harbor connected on 19 of 31 free throws. The Falcons were 7-for-20.

Oak Harbor only outscored South Whidbey 12-10 in the second quarter and led 34-18 at the break.

The Wildcats dominated again in the third, putting up 18 points to the Falcons 4, and pushed their lead to 52-22.

Like the second period, South Whidbey held its own in the fourth, scoring 9 points — 7 by Starets-Foote — to 11 for the Wildcats.

“We played hard the entire game,” coach Jeff Hanson said. “(I) thought we made a huge improvement.”

Starets-Foote finished with 17 points. Ella Wood added 7, Emma Hodson 4, Ashley Lynch 2 and Samantha Daly 1.

Ten different Wildcats scored, led by Miranda Wilson with 15.

South Whidbey (0-4) begins conference play at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, when Coupeville (1-4) travels to Langley.

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