By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

An explosive 29-point first quarter set the pace for the high flying Bruins as the Brookings-Harbor High School boys' basketball team flew by the Rogue River Chieftains 75-58 Tuesday night.

The Bruins (8-1) had their highest scoring output of the season, fueled by 45 points in the first half of play.

andquot;I was very pleased with their effort and I thought they all played hard,andquot; Coach Bryan Wood said. andquot;And I thought they set the tone with their press and trap.andquot;

In the opening quarter, the Bruins were firing on all cylinders early on, running the floor and converting in transition.

Although the Bruins blew the Chieftains out in the first quarter, outscoring their opponents 29-9, the Chieftains were able to keep it close for the remainder of the game, outscoring the Bruins 49-46 in the final three quarters.

The Bruins had four players score in double figures, led by Kenton Bansemer with 14 points.

Chase Bansemer had 12, Fred Corpening had 11 points to go along with 10 rebounds and A.J. Weber added 10 points.

In the JV game, the Bruins rolled over Rogue River 63-44, led by Cody Cozad with 17 points and seven rebounds while Joseph Tonn added 16 points and Jacob Eszlinger had 10.

The next game for the Bruins will be a pair of games at the Arcata basketball tournament on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20 and 21 at 6 p.m.