By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

A poor shooting performance by the Brookings-Harbor High School girls' basketball team left the Bruins scraping for points in a 37-19 loss to the Sutherlin Bulldogs Tuesday night.

andquot;We were okay defensively, we just couldn't hit anything,andquot; Coach Chris Schofield said. andquot;We limited our turnovers, kept ourselves in it and at least gave ourselves a chance. We just couldn't hit a shot.andquot;

After the first half, the Bruins trailed 16-7, but continued to struggle on the offensive side of the ball and were outscored by the Bulldogs 21-12 in the final two quarters.

Defensively, the Bruins did a good job containing the Bulldogs, holding them 10 points below their scoring average on the season.

But the Bruins were overwhelmed by the Bulldogs on the glass as Sutherlin dominated the boards and scored several buckets on second chance points.

andquot;They were an awfully athletic team and they just killed us on the boards,andquot; Schofield said.

Kara Miller led the Bruins with seven points while Allison Larsson chipped in four, Jessie Goergen had three, Chelsey Hannan and Ashley Juarez added two apiece and Lizeth Ochoa had one point.

Tess Bennett was unstoppable for the Bulldogs, matching the Bruin point total with a game-high 19 points.

With the loss, the Bruins fall to 1-4 in league play and 7-12 overall.

Sutherlin remains undefeated in the Far West League, improving to 4-0 in league and 13-5 overall.

The Bruins start the second half of league play at home against North Bend on Friday, Feb. 1. The JV game begins at 4:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 6 p.m.