Sophomore Ronnie Manley, 20, drives to the basket during the Bruins’ 58-20 victory over the Bandon Tigers. Manley had seven points on the night. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
The Brookings-Harbor High School boys basketball team schooled the Bandon Tigers, 58-20, in their first game of the Brookings Invitational Friday night, but had a decidedly lackluster performance, according to players and coaching staff.
“It felt like we played down to their level,” senior captain Fred Corpening said after the game. “We didn’t play with any intensity.”
When asked what the team would need to do to remedy the situation, Corpening responded, “Get fired up and come out ready to play.”
Head Coach Jon Young agreed that the team lacked some intensity, but saw the positive in the victory.
“It’s tough to complain about a 38-point win,” he said. “It wasn’t as clean as I would like to have seen it, but we got the win.”
The Bruins face the 2010-2011 OSAA 4A state champion Pirates of Phoenix in the final game of the tournament tonight (Dec. 10) and are looking to put into use the things they’ve learned in practice, according to Young.
“We’re playing a great team tomorrow night,” Young said. “Our guys have been drilled in practice, now they just need to come out and do it in the game.”
The Bruins spread out the scoring load with Corpening and fellow senior Tyler Wood each putting 11 in the books.
Senior Chandler Gotfried contributed eight, while sophomore Ronnie Manley added seven.
Other Bruins contributing to the total were: Thomas Spratt, four; Justin Murray, four; Jake Vaughn, Cade Freels and Chandler Dodd, three each; and Alex Pate and Calvin Watwood with two apiece.
The Bruins face the Pirates of Phoenix at 8 p.m. tonight in the championship game of the invitational tournament at the high school.