The games took place in two different locations with four different teams, but the results were the same: losses.
The reactions from both coaches were nearly identical as well.
“I was really pleased with the way they played,” boys’ Head Coach Jon Young said. “As a coach, you never like a loss, but I think we played harder than they did.”
According to Young, anytime you play harder than the opposition, you give yourself a chance to win.
“We play against really tough competition in the preseason,” he added. “In order to get ready for league.”
Girls’ Head Coach Chris Schofield uttered nearly the same sentiments.
“I was happy with how we played,” he said. “We got beat by a team that was better than us – there is no shame in that.”
Boys lose 59-69 to
Crater High School
Senior Nick Corpening led the boys squad with 22 points, including six from behind the arc and 6 of 8 shooting from the free-throw line.
Senior Chandler Gottfried and sophomore Chandler Dodd each contributed nine.
Gottfried came out of the game in the middle of the fourth quarter after coming down hard on his leg, but came back with two minutes left to contribute two points and a couple of rebounds to the Bruins comeback attempt.
The attempt brought the Bruins within five, but they were unable to sustain the attack and lost by 10.
The Bruins are 1-3 in preseason play having lost to Mazama and Henley after beating Yreka High School in the opening game of the Yreka tournament.
Girls lose 33-60 at
Crater High School
Senior Kambri Coleman led the girls squad with 15 points, including three three-pointers.
Junior Lakota Hatcher put in six for the Lady Bruins, while senior Brianna Juarez contributed five.
The girls team is also 1-3 in preseason play after losing to Mazama, 59-61 and Liberty Christian, 38-41, before beating Etna High 49-25 at the Yreka Invitational Tournament.
“We played a lot harder against Etna,” Schofield said. “I’m really pleased with that effort.”
Both teams play Friday as they host the Brookings Invitational tournament.
Girls start at 6 p.m. and boys at 8 p.m. in the high school gym.