By Josh Bronson
Pilot staff writer
After the first round of games in the Far West League, the Brookings-Harbor High School boys' basketball team remained undefeated as they beat the Sutherlin Bulldogs 72-54 Tuesday evening.
With the win, the Bruins improved to 5-0 in league play and 15-2 overall, extending their win streak to seven straight games.
After a fairly slow start, the Bruins rattled off nine straight points to give them a 16-6 advantage after the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Bruins and Bulldogs were scoring at a frantic pace as the Bruins were able to pour in 24 points in the quarter and took a 40-26 lead into the locker room.
The Bruins led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs mounted a late comeback and ended the quarter on an 11-2 run.
Sutherlin pulled within 10 points early on in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get any closer as the Bruins stretched their lead to 18 points by the final buzzer.
Once again, the Bruins overwhelmed their opponent with their size, outrebounding the Bulldogs 48-22 on the night.
Kenton Bansemer led a host of Bruins in double figures with 18 points on the night.
Tuesday's performance marked the 10th game in a row that Bansemer has scored 10 or more points and the 15th time he has done it this season.
Twin brother Chase also extended his double figure scoring streak to nine straight games as he chipped in 11 points in the win.
Nick Taresh added 11 points for the Bruins while Fred Corpening also hit double figures with 10 points.
For the fourth game in a row, Garret Long chipped in eight points for the Bruins.
Chris Hodge added six points while Michael Wood had four and AJ Weber and Charles Chambers each had two points.
Bradley Seehawer led the Bulldogs with 18 points as he drained four 3-pointers on the night.
The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 2-2 in league play and 7-9 overall.
The Bruins start the second half of league play with a home game on Friday, Feb. 1 against rival North Bend. The JV game kicks off at 4:15 p.m. while the varsity game begins at 7:30 p.m.
After their league-opening loss to the Bruins, the North Bend Bulldogs have gone undefeated and sit in second place in league with a 4-1 record.