There is a difference between poor and ugly basketball.
But in Saturday night's Sandusky Bay Conference game at Margaretta, the Oak Harbor Rockets had stretches of poor and ugly play, mustering just six field goals in 32 minutes of a 51-17 loss to the Polar Bears.
For the game, the Rockets finished 6-of-45 shooting with 26 turnovers. The Rockets (1-9, 0-8 SBC) did not get a field goal until the 7:13 mark of the second quarter, and did not reach double figures until 2:26 remained in the third quarter.
"They made it difficult early for us," Oak Harbor coach Rob Collier said. "We were challenged on every shot we tried to take those first three quarters.
"It's a game of confidence. If you knock a shot down early and you start to feel a little better and more relaxed. We didn't do that and it affected everything we tried to do. It was a frustrating night offensively."
The Bears (6-4, 6-2 SBC) opened the game with a 12-0 run and at one point in the third quarter, senior Devin Jones had scored 10 points, which was more than the Rockets eight points as a team.
"I didn't think we played exceptionally well, but we did play well defensively," Margaretta coach Troy Roth said. "Oak Harbor has been struggling a bit offensively, and we knew that. We wanted to make them shoot jump shots.
Jones scored 13 points for Margaretta while Craig Galindo added 12. Austin Moore scored nine and Corey Kane added eight.
For Oak Harbor, Mark Edwards scored six points and Austin Wiegand added five.
Read more of this story in Sunday's Register.