BRUINS SECURE FAR WEST TITLE

February 15, 2008 11:00 pm

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

Another dominating performance by the Brookings-Harbor High School boys' basketball team secured the Far West League Championship for the Bruins with a 70-34 drubbing of the Douglas Trojans Thursday night.

"The kids were really focused," Coach Bryan Wood said. "They played with a lot of intensity and did the things they needed to do in order to win."

The Bruins clinched the title and improved to 9-0 in league, 19-2 overall and extended their win streak to 11 straight games.

With a win on Friday against the Sutherlin Bulldogs, the Bruins would complete a sweep in league play and then prepare for a home playoff game on Saturday, March 8.

Defense continued to play a key role for the Bruins as they held their opponent to less than 40 points for the sixth time this year.

For the season, the Bruins are only allowing 44.7 points per game, which ranks second in the state at the 4A level.

The Bruins are also dropping 63 points per game, fourth best in the state.

Combining their offensive and defensive efforts, the Bruins lead the state in point differential with an 18.3 advantage per game.

In the latest polls, the Bruins were still ranked as the No. 2 team in the state behind No. 1 ranked La Grande.

The final regular season home game for the Bruins will be on Friday, Feb. 22 against Sutherlin.

Friday's game will also be senior night, as six Bruins will play in their final regular season home game. The JV game begins at 4:15 p.m. and varsity plays at 7:30 p.m.

Statistics from Thursday's game were unavailable at press time.