By Mathew Brock

Pilot Sports Writer

The Bruins hosted their annual Beat the Heat tournament at Brookings-Harbor High School and Kalmiopsis Elementary School last weekend where both the varsity and junior varsity teams went undefeated. The tournament was fairly casual, with scores only loosely kept.

BHHS hosted a total of 22 varsity and junior varsity teams at the tournament from Cascade Christian, Vale, Del Norte, Gold Beach, Myrtle Point, Cascade, Marshfield, Pacific, North Bend, Crater, Grants Pass, McKinleyville and Humboldt high schools.

“We had a great turnout and participation this year,” said Bruins basketball coach Buell Gonzalez. “Our senior guys showed some great leadership and our younger guys worked really hard.”

The Bruins varsity team played their first game against North Bend on Friday and then played Vale and Cascade Saturday afternoon. The Bruins junior varsity team took on the North Bend junior varsity team on Friday and then went up against Pacific Saturday morning. They then played a game against the Marshfield junior varsity team Saturday afternoon and then wrapped things up against the Cascade junior varsity team on Sunday.

Saturday wrapped up with the single elimination situational tournament where Mckinleyville came out on top.

Attendees were disappointed to miss out on free movie tickets from Redwood theater this year due to the theater only having new releases running on Saturday night.

BHHS will be moving down to the 3A level starting this fall and won’t be seeing teams like North Bend and Marshfield in their regular league season.

The Bruins will have one more game against Marshfield this summer and will then be off until their 2018 season starts this fall.