Both Brookings-Harbor high school varsity basketball teams scored big wins as they hosted the Siuslaw Vikings Friday night.
The Lady Bruins outscored the Vikings 40-10 in the second second and third quarters en route to a 71-38 trouncing of Siuslaw.
Sophmore guard Drew Farmer had 16 points to lead the Lady Bruins who are now 19-2 on the season and are in prime position to host a home playoff game.
After an uncharacteristic first quarter in which BHHS only lead by 4 points, the Lady Bruins stepped up their defense in the second and third quarters.
“Our defense always gets us going,” said senior Jordyn Keys.
They outscored Siuslaw 23-8 in the second quarter and 17-2 in the third.
“I thought you guys were mentally tough tonight in getting after it,” head coach Chris Schofield professed to his team after the game.
Farr admitted that it being senior night provided her with some extra motivation.
“I’m a senior and I realized it was one of my last chances to get out there and work.” she said.
“We wanted to go out with a big bang,” senior Mallory McDonald said. “That was a big bang.”
Senior center Calvin Watwood scored 21 points and senior forward Dexter Vaughn hit five 3-pointers as the Bruins dismantled the Vikings, 60-46.
Vaughn got the Bruin offense going by hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the first half.
“It’s great when you have unselfish teammates that get me the ball when I’m open,” Vaughn said. “I’m glad they have confidence in me to make the shot.”
BHHS led the game from wire-to-wire as they turned a close game in the first quarter into a 9 point halftime lead.
The second half belonged to Watwood, who controlled the paint and asserted himself offensively.
“I do a lot of work in the weight room for football season and it transfers over to the basketball court,” Watwood stated.
The big senior continuously made shots under the basketball by using his strength to get in good offense position.
“We knew it was business time and we take care of business when we need to,” said Watwood, referring to the Bruins playoff chances.
If the Bruins win the final two games of the season next week they are in line for a possible home playoff game.
They may be peaking at just the right time.