By Mathew Brock

Pilot staff writer

The Brookings Harbor boys and girls basketball teams travelled to Yreka at the end of last week to face three rival teams each during the three-day Yreka Tournament in their first games of the season.


The Bruins boys won one game and lost two at the Yreka Tournament, beginning the season with a non-league score of 1-2.

The Bruins first faced the Yreka Miners on Thursday for a 55-64 loss. The Bruins managed to tie the game at 55-55 with 2 minutes to go in the fourth quarter after being behind all game, but the Miners managed to score up to 64 in an 8-0 run before the clock ran out.

Boys basketball Coach Buell Gonzales chalked up the loss to “preseason jitters” speculating that the team probably had roughly 30 turnovers throughout the game, many of which were unforced.

“It was a lot of early season stuff. Lack of communication, lack of execution. But the effort was there. We played very hard,” said Gonzales.

The Bruins boys team went on to play the Lower Lake Trojans on Friday where they won 53-46 and then the Henley Hornets on Saturday for a 53-62 loss.

The team is currently ranked third in the Far West League and ranked 22nd on the OSAA 4A ranking.


After losing all three games at the Yreka Tournament, the Bruins girls have started the season with a non-league score of 0-3.

The Bruins girls first went up against the Mt. Shasta Bears on Thursday, which resulted in a 32-38 loss for the Bruins. On Friday, the Bruins played the Modoc Braves for a 38-46 loss. The Bruins ended the tournament against the Klamath Union Pelicans with a close loss of 54-55.

The Bruins girls are currently ranked sixth in the Far West League and 36th on the OSAA 4A ranking.