Mallory McDonald goes up for two of her 11 points in Friday night’s victory against Douglas. The Pilot/Steve Kadel
Brianna Juarez hit a running field goal and the following free throw late in the game Friday night to help Brookings-Harbor High School outlast Douglas 43-34 in girls basketball.
The senior forward’s three-point play pushed her team to a 38-30 lead with 2 minutes, 40 seconds left in the game.
Douglas followed with a pair of free throws, but Brookings-Harbor’s Courtney Kay sank a layup with 2:10 remaining to push the lead back to eight points.
Mallory McDonald kept Douglas at bay with a field goal with 1:11 to play, giving Brookings-Harbor its final margin of victory.
It improved Brookings-Harbor’s Far West League record to 4-1 and the team’s overall mark to 13-4.
A patient offense was a key ingredient in getting the home-court win, Coach Chris Schofield noted.
“We talked about it this week,” he said. “We thought they would come out and play zone and we had to move the ball.
“I thought we played well as a team tonight. We made our shots and knocked down free throws when we had to.”
The Lady Bruins also did a nice job of avoiding turnovers against Douglas’ pressing defense.
“We have some good young guards who can handle the ball,” Schofield said, singling out freshman Iva Hart and sophomore McDonald.
He also complimented Hannah Baron for playing a good game defensively.
Three Brookings-Harbor players scored in double figures. Juarez had 16, McDonald had 11 and Kay contributed 10.