OAK HARBOR - Two of the hottest teams in the Sandusky Bay Conference went to battle Friday night at the Launch Pad at Oak Harbor High School.
With first place in the Bay Division on the line Vermilion's Mason Montgomery and Joby Pfeil carried the Sailors as the Rockets' hopes for a conference title sank a little by falling 55-38.
Oak Harbor kept pace with the Sailors early on and a late basket by Tate Smith put the Rockets (11-3, 5-2 SBC Bay) on top 12-11 after one quarter.
Smith continued to be Oak Harbor's dominant force inside while Aric McAtee added several first half poiints.
Smith finished with 17 points and McAtee had nine.
Meanwhile, Montgomery accounted for the majority of Vermilion's first quarter points and carried the Sailors (11-2, 9-0 SBC Bay) to a 27-24 half-time lead.
In the second half it was all Vermilion.
As the Sailors dominated the scoreboard 28-14 during the final two quarters, Pfeil knocked in a basket putting his career total at 1,000 points.
Pfeil finished with 21 points while Montgomery led all scorers with 27.
Vermilion will now move on to host Firelands on Tuesday evening while Oak Harbor has a quick turnaround with a game against Eastwood on Saturday evening.