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BRUINS TRAMPLE TROJANS IN TRIUMPH

Senior Charles Chambers plays defense on Jason Tingle in the Bruins' 78-27 win Friday night. Chambers went 7-for-7 for 14 points on the night. (The Pilot/Jef Hatch).
Senior Charles Chambers plays defense on Jason Tingle in the Bruins' 78-27 win Friday night. Chambers went 7-for-7 for 14 points on the night. (The Pilot/Jef Hatch).

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

Four Bruins scored in double figures as the Brookings-Harbor High School boys' basketball team rolled to a 78-27 drubbing of the Douglas Trojans Friday night.

"Our kids play well and they played hard," Coach Bryan Wood said. "It didn't matter which five kids were on the floor; we were still able to execute well."

The Bruins (4-0, 14-2) pounced on the Trojans (0-4, 3-15) right away, soaring to a 21-6 advantage after the first period.

"We jumped out big," Wood said. "And when they tried to slow things down and come back, we increased the tempo and put it back in our favor."

As has been the case all year, defense set the tone of the game and the Bruins were able to hold the Trojans to eight points or less in each of the four quarters.

The Bruins were fearsome on the glass Friday night, outrebounding the Trojans 36 to 18.

On the offensive glass, the Bruins punished their opponents and turned extra opportunities into 37 second chance points.

The Bruin bench also played extremely well as an all-reserve squad took the floor in the fourth quarter and outscored the Trojans 22-8.

Chase Bansemer led the Bruins with a game-high 17 points to go along with six rebounds and five steals.

Charles Chambers had a career night off the bench as he scored 14 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting performance.

Kenton Bansemer added 13 points and five rebounds while Fred Corpening rounded out the double-figure scoring with 10 points, five assists and five steals.

Garrett Long chipped in eight points for the Bruins while A.J. Weber and Cody Cozad added six points apiece.

Jason Tingle led the Trojans with nine points on the night.

In the JV game, the Bruins ran over the Trojans in a 71-44 victory.

Cozad and Joseph Tonn had 14 points each while Justin Johnson added 10.

With the win, the Bruins extend their win streak to six straight games.

In the latest polls, the Bruins remained No. 3 in the state in both the Coaches and Associated Press polls.

The next game for the Bruins will be against the Sutherlin Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Sutherlin. The JV game begins at 4:15 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7:30 p.m.

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