Bruins boys basketball

The Bruins boys basketball team came out hard for the their final tournament of the year at the Far West/Skyline Crossover, taking a 42-34 victory against the Phoenix Pirates on Friday and a 54-31 victory against the Hidden Valley Mustangs on Saturday. This puts the Bruins at 6-8 overall for the season at rank No. 20 in the OSAA 3A rankings as they begin league games this week.

The Bruins managed to gain an early lead on the Mustangs, ending the first quarter with twice as many points at 12-6. The gap widened as the Bruins aggressively countered the Mustang’s passing game and capitalized with their own series of long passes and three-point baskets. Ending the first half at 31-13, the Bruins steadily outpaced the the Mustangs by an average of 20 points for the last three quarters as they ended the third quarter at 41-21 and finished the game at 54-31.

Head Coach Buelle Gonzalez feels prepared for the Bruins upcoming league game debut, noting they Bruin’s offense is feeling solid, though the team’s defense could still use some work.

The Bruins play the Douglas High School Trojans at home this Friday. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Bruins girls basketball

The Bruins girls took a hit in the first round of the Far West/Skyline Crossover, losing 60-56 against the Henley Hornets. The Bruins girls went on to defeat the Klamath Union Pelicans in the second round at 48-39. This puts the Bruins at 6-8 overall at rank No. 23 in the OSAA 4A rankings.

The Bruins girls begin league games this Friday at home against the Douglas Trojans. The game begins at 6 p.m.