The Brookings-Harbor High School girls basketball team headed into its game Tuesday night against Hidden Valley on a two-game winning streak that they kept going with a 56-26 win over the Lady Mustangs.
The Lady Bruins won the Brookings Invitational with victories over Bandon, 64-28, and Myrtle Point, 52-34, led by Mallory McDonald who had a team-high 13 points.
The Bruins’ defense was stifling in the tournament and that intensity continued into the Hidden Valley game as the Bruins limited the Mustangs to just two points in the first quarter.
“We played well defensively,” Head Coach Chris Schofield said. “We created some turnovers tonight. I wish we could have converted on them more, but we got after it pretty good.”
The Bruins allowed the Mustangs to score only 12 points in the first half as they put 30 on the board.
The Bruins shot just 5-of-15 from the free-throw line against the Mustangs as they cruised to a 56-26 victory.
According to Schofield, the poor shooting from the line was part mechanics and part mental.
“We had good free throw shooters miss tonight,” he said. “You know, they miss one and they’re thinking about it on the next one and it just snowballs. We just need to get in the gym and work on it.”
The Lady Bruins’ JV squad also took home a victory Tuesday night, 50-20, led by led by Bethanee Bottoms’ 26 points.
The Bruins travel to Phoenix on Thursday to kick off a three-day tournament.