Bruins boys basketball
The Bruins took Tuesday off on a bye to rest before beginning the second half of league play on Friday, where they travelled to Douglas to play the Trojans. The Bruins faced the Trojans in league play at home Jan. 26, where the game went into overtime before the Bruins secured a hard-fought 58-52 victory.
Next Tuesday, the Bruins travel to Siuslaw to battle the Vikings, who also drove the Bruins into overtime earlier this season, resulting in a tense 53-49 victory for the Bruins. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Bruins girls basketball
After going 4-0 in league play the Bruins were handed their first loss by the Marshfield Pirates last Friday, but the team’s playoff ambitions haven’t faltered. The Bruins took a bye last Tuesday as they prepared for the second half of league play. They then travelled to Douglas on Friday to face the Trojans, who they defeated 41-32 earlier in the season.
The Bruins head to Siuslaw next Tuesday to face the Vikings, who they bested earlier in league play at 56-31. The game begins at 6 p.m.
The Bruins wrestlers travelled to Marshfield last weekend to compete in the Bay City Duals meet hosted by the Pirates. The team placed fourth after being defeated by Mazama, Marshfield and South Umpqua.
The team’s Thursday dual meet against Eureka and the Saturday tournament at Douglas were cancelled to help the team heal up for the Regional tournament next weekend, which will be hosted by Hidden Valley. The Bruins will begin competing at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Panthers boys basketball
Tuesday was another eye-opener for the Panthers, who suffered what coach Jay Trost called “a classic team meltdown” in the first half of their game against the Myrtle Point Bobcats. After a rough first half, the Panthers were unable to recover and were met with a 55-41 loss to the Bobcats, putting them at 3-3 in the Sunset Conference and tied for third place with the Waldport Irish. The Panthers are currently 10-8 overall for the season at rank No. 25 in the OSAA 2A rankings.
“We couldn’t get things going on the offensive end and just couldn’t keep them off the board,” said coach Jay Trost.
While the Panthers suffered in the first half, they managed to start bringing things back in the second, though they were unable to make up the difference in the final two quarters.
“In the second half, the kids showed a lot of grit and pulled it close in the fourth,” said Trost “We really dug our heels in, so I think we’re at least going some good ground to work on moving forward.”
Trost intends to focus on rebounds and making good shots moving forward, citing that when the team can stay focused and keep those two elements under control, they perform very well.
The Panthers travelled to Waldport on Friday to play the Irish, who they defeated earlier in the season at 59-51. The team then heads to North Bend on Tuesday to face the Reedsport Braves again, who defeated them at home earlier this season at 59-51. The game starts at 7 p.m.
Panthers girls basketball
Six games, six wins. The Panthers maintained their undefeated streak last Tuesday as they triumphed over the the Bobcats for a second time at 47-21, putting them at 6-0 in the Sunset Conference at first place. The Panthers are 13-5 overall this year at rank No. 9 in the OSAA 2A rankings.
The Panthers established a large lead in the first quarter at 17-6, which the Bobcats could never threaten moving forward. After ending the half at 31-14, the Panthers focused on shutting down the Bobcat’s offense and limited their scoring. While the Bobcats made average gains in the third quarter at 44-20, the Panthers shut them down in the fourth by keeping them to a single point and ending the game at 47-21.
Coach Chris Clark said the team showed their best effort this season at last Tuesday’s game, making him confident moving forward towards the league title but he’s still staying cautious now that the team will be travelling for more away games.
When you go on the road, every game counts,” said Clark. “Every next game is going to be our biggest game of the season, so its a real challenge at this point in the year.”
Clark has been pleased with the consistent effort the team has been putting out in recent games, especially their ability to transition smoothly from defense to offense.
“Our team rebounded really well this game,” said Clark. “We’re not a big team so we need to be really scrappy.”
The Panthers travelled to Waldport on Friday to play the Irish and head to North Bend on Tuesday to play the Reedsport Braves at the neutral site at 5:30 p.m.
Pirates boys basketball
The Pirates held their undefeated record this week both in an out of league play as they bested the Yoncalla Eagles on Tuesday at 37-34 and the Cascade Christian Challengers on Wednesday at 47-43. The Pirates sit undefeated in first place at 10-0 in the Skyline League and are 20-2 overall for the season at rank No. 1 in the OSAA 1A rankings.
The Pirates travelled to New Hope Christian on Friday to play the Warriors and host the Camas Valley Hornets today at 7:30 p.m.
Pirates girls basketball
Last Tuesday, the Pirates girls basketball team defeated the visiting Yoncalla Eagles at 44-31. This puts the Pirates at 8-2 in the Skyline League, tied for second place with North Douglas. The Pirates are 11-10 overall for the season at rank 28 in the OSAA 1A rankings.
The Pirates travelled to New Hope Christian on Friday to play the Warriors and will host North Douglas tonight at 6 p.m.