|BRUINS FALL SHORT IN LOSS TO BULLDOGS|
|February 23, 2008 12:00 am|
By Josh Bronson
Pilot staff writer
In the final game of the season, the Brookings-Harbor High School girls' basketball team made a run at Far West League front-runner Sutherlin Bulldogs, but fell short in a 33-22 loss Friday night.
With an 11-point lead at the half, the Bulldogs slowed things down in the second half and blatantly stalled for the entire third and fourth quarters.
The Bulldogs had just one field goal in the third quarter and another field goal and five free throws in the fourth.
"We had a feeling they were going to do that in the second half," Coach Chris Schofield said. Despite having limited possessions in the second half, the Bruins did their best to create scoring opportunities and get off quality shots.
The Bruins came out very strong in the opening quarter and led 8-6 midway through the period.
In the second, the Bulldogs put pressure on the ball and disrupted the Bruin backcourt, holding the Bruins to just five points in the quarter.
"We came out very confident tonight," Schofield said. "You'd like to win every game, but this was a good note for us to go out on."
Senior Jessie Goergen led the way in her final game as a Bruin with 13 points.
Fellow senior Kara Miller also had four points while Ashley Juarez added four and Chelsey Hannan had one.
The Bruins also said goodbye to seniors Vanita Carrillo and Kelsey Barnes.
The Bruins fell to 1-9 in league play and 7-17 overall.
And although the Bruins only notched one league win, their total of seven wins is the most for the program since the 2002-2003 season.