|Lady Bruins win league opener over Bulldogs|
|Written by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer|
|January 11, 2012 08:02 am|
The Brookings-Harbor High School boys and girls basketball teams traveled to North Bend on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs in their first league games of the 2011 season.
Iva Hart shoots over a defender during Saturday’s 57-32 victory over the Phoenix Lady Pirates. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
Brookings-Harbor, 41, North Bend, 38
The Lady Bruins took their eight-game win streak on the road to North Bend and almost threw it away in the fourth quarter as they were outscored by the Bulldogs, 14-8, but they held onto the lead and won 41-38 on the road.
The Bruins were led in their effort by senior Brianna Juarez who shot 11-of-12 from the free-throw line, and had another six from the floor for 17 points on the night.
“Brianna did a great job of carrying us at time tonight,” Head Coach Chris Schofield said. “She took some shots that she normally would have passed on and really helped the team to win.”
Kambri Coleman was limited by foul trouble to just 10 points, while Whitney Floyd, 6, Iva Hart, 4, Hannah Baron, 2 and Brandi Rodgers, 2, each contributed to the total.
Brookings-Harbor came into the game Tuesday night off of a 57-32 tour-de-force win over the Phoenix Pirates on Saturday, but failed to show the same defensive pressure Tuesday night.
“We didn’t play well at all,” Schofield said. “We had all sorts of foul trouble and we didn’t play with a lot of energy.”
The Lady Bruin JV squad also won Tuesday night 45-38.
Brookings-Harbor, 57, Phoenix, 32
The Lady Bruins outscored the Lady Pirates 16-0 in the first quarter, and 17-6 in the second quarter of Saturday’s game to take an unsurmountable lead and claim victory 57-32 in their last preseason game before beginning Far West League play.
The Bruins were led in scoring by Kambri Coleman with 11 points. Iva Hart and Whitney Floyd both contributed 10, while Brianna Juarez, 7, Karlie Gonzalez, 6, Brandi Rodgers, 5, Mallory McDonald, 4, Jordyn Keys, 4, and Courtney Kay, 2, contributed to the effort.
Brookings-Harbor, 34, North Bend, 65
The Brookings-Harbor High School boys basketball team traveled to North Bend on Tuesday to challenge the OSAA’s sixth-ranked Bulldogs and kept it close during a 6-9 first quarter, but were unable to keep up with the Bulldogs as they lost 34-65.
The Bruins lost hold on the score as the Bulldogs made six unanswered 3-pointers in the second quarter to take a 26-12 lead before running away with the game.
The Bruins were short their big man, Alex Pate as he was serving a one-game suspension for a technical foul in Saturday’s loss to Fortuna High School.
Senior Chandler Gottfried returned from an ankle injury just in time to lead the Bruins in points with 11, while Nick Corpening contributed 10.
Ronnie Manley, 4, Calvin Watwood, 4, Chandler Dodd, 2, Jake Vaughn, 2 and Thomas Spratt, 1, also contributed to the score.
Brookings-Harbor, 42, Fortuna, 61
The Bruins traveled to Fortuna in Saturday’s game and while the played a strong first half, according to Head Coach Jon Young, they didn’t carry the energy through the break and lost, 42-61, on the road.
“We were down by two or three at the end of the second quarter,” Young said. “We played a great first half. We just came out cold and couldn’t hit anything in the second half.”
The Bruins boys and girls teams are home on Friday against Siuslaw as they raise money for the fight against cancer with a Cancer Awareness Night. See the article on the bottom of this page for more details regarding the night’s activities.