Panthers boys basketball

The Panthers faced o ff against the Bandon Tigers last Tuesday for a 49-41 victory. The win puts the Panthers at 1-1 in the Sunset Conference, tied with Waldport for second. The Panthers are 8-6 overall this season ar tank No. 25 in the OSAA 2A rankings.

The Panthers ended the first quarter down at 12-9 and stayed behind as they ended the half at 22-17. The third quarter the Panthers began show progress as they went into the final quarter at 33-31. The Panthers kept their lead throughout the fourth quarter before finishing at a solid 49-41.

“We came out in the first half and our offense wasn’t clicking,” said Panthers coach Jay Trost. “My kids were more concerned with our play structure than with playing ball. We made some adjustments and I ended up calling less plays.”

Going forward, Trost plans to work on polishing up the Panther’s rebounds and maintaining possession after turnovers.

The Panthers faced Myrtle Point at home on Friday and go on to play Reedsport at home 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Panthers girls basketball

C oming off a close game against Toledo on Friday, the Panthers girls basketball team defeated the Bandon Tigers Tuesday by a large margin, ending the game at 56-23. The Panthers are now 2-0 in the Sunset Conference and tied for first place with Myrtle Point. This puts the Panthers at 5-8 for the season at rank No. 10 in the OSAA 2A rankings.

The Panthers gained an early lead and spent most of the game playing defensively while cycling in players into new positions.

The top scorer was Paris Newdall at 21 points.

“We came out really aggressive and executed our game plan,” said Coach Chris Clark “The kids played hard, engaged and we made our shots.”

After experiencing a few injuries right before league game began, the Panthers have mostly recovered

The Panthers hosted Myrtle Point on Friday and go on to host Reedsport 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bruins wrestling

Rogue River Invite tournament

Last Saturday, the Brookings-Harbor wrestling team competed in the Rogue River Invite tournament, where several team members placed high in their divisions and were rewarded with plaques and medals signifying their accomplishments.

Tanner Wyatt placed first in the 138-pound bracket and was also named the best wrestler between the 106 and 152 weight brackets.

Jonny Zebadua placed first in the 195-pound bracket while Kelvanty Dawsey placed second in the 152 bracket and Avery Wynn placed fourth in the 220 bracket.

Hidden Valley 3-way

Last Wednesday, the Brookings-Harbor wrestling team travelled to Hidden Valley two compete in a three-way tournament against Hidden Valley and Ashland high schools. The Bruins ended up with a score of 66-6 against Hidden Valley after several senior versus freshman matches and multiple forfeits from the Bruins

Despite the Bruin’s rough matchups, Jonny Zebadua was able to win first in the 195-pound weight division.

The Bruins fight again 8 a.m. today at the Eagle Point Invitational.