It once again came down to the final seconds as the Brookings-Harbor High School boys basketball team squeaked by with a 60-57 win against the Lancers of South Umpqua on the road.
And for the girls it was another win by extreme margin as the Lady Bruins’ gold defense proved to be too much for the Lady Lancers to handle.
BHHS Bruins 68, South Umpqua Lancers 37
The Brookings-Harbor girls basketball team didn’t use pressure defense at all in the third quarter against the Lady Lancers, and it showed as the Lancers outscored the Bruins in the third quarter 10-9.
The Lady Bruins refused to let that stand though and came back in the fourth quarter to score 20 while holding the Lady Lancers to 16.
Mallory McDonald led the Bruins with 13, followed closely by Iva Hart with 11 and Karlie Gonzalez with 10.
Courtney Kay, 7 points, Francesca Farr, 6, Cassidy Vaught, 5, Drew Farmer, 4, Jordyn Keys, 4, Alaura Marrington, 4, Athena Farr, 2, and Courtney Bay, 2, rounded out the scoring for the Lady Bruins.
BHHS Bruins, 60, South Umpqua Lancers, 57
The Bruins kept things even in the first quarter, but got into a hole in the second and ended the first half with a 30-33 deficit.
Coming into the third quarter the Bruins lit up the court and were able to outscore the Lancers 17-15 digging themselves a little further out of the hole they were in.
Multiple technical fouls on the South Umpqua team in the fourth quarter should have given the Bruins more of a cushion but the Bruin shooters failed to convert and found themselves with a 55-52 lead with two minutes remaining.
The Lancers tried to foul their way into a victory but the Bruins were able to convert when it mattered to hold on for the win.
The Bruins will host Sutherlin on Friday night in games that have playoff implications for both squads. Girls’ game is at 6 p.m., with boys’ following.