|Five games, five victories for Bruins|
|Written by Don Iler, Pilot staff writer|
|January 24, 2014 10:54 pm|
All five of the Bruins’ basketball teams — varsity, JV and JV2 — handily defeated the visiting South Umpqua Lancers.
Girls varsity action
The girls team obliterated the Lancers with its 70-26 win; overwhelming South Umpqua’s offense and defense, in what proved to be a one-sided affair from the tipoff forward. At one point in the first quarter, the Lady Bruins led 19-1, and from then on, the game was never in question.
At times, the game felt like it had the intensity of a scrimmage, with Brookings-Harbor running straight through South Umpqua’s porous defense and forcing turnover after turnover on the Lancers.
The girls allowed only 4 points in the fourth quarter, and continued their dominance until the buzzer. Drew Farmer was the Bruins top scorer with 16 points, including several treys. Courtney Kay, with 10 points and Jordyn Keys with 7, rounded out the Bruins top scorers for the game.
Boys varsity action
In a physical game, the Bruins solidly defeated South Umpqua 66-57.
Despite a turnover-heavy first quarter and a slow start, the Bruins picked up momentum, jumping out in front of the Lancers 38-27 by halftime.
But the Lancers caught up in the second half, coming within two points of the Bruins at several moments and ending the third quarter at 47-44.
But backed by a rowdy student section decked out in pink and purple for the night’s game honoring survivors and victims of cancer, Brookings-Harbor maintained its lead.
The Bruins sealed the win after a double technical foul was called against Paxton Sisco of South Umpqua and he was ejected from the game. The Bruins pulled ahead, the Lancers having lost their momentum. Justin Murray, with 19, and Ronnie Manley, with 18, were the Bruins top scorers.
The JV boys team defeated the Lancers 52-44, while the JV girls won 55-22 and the JV2 boys team won 55-22.
There are no games in the Far West League on Tuesday. The Bruins will play Suthernlin at home on Friday, Jan. 31. Game times are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.