For the second time in a week, Bandon’s boys basketball team out-scored Myrtle Point to pick up a league win.
The Tigers overcame a slow start to beat the Bobcats 58-50.
Bandon trailed 11-7 through one quarter before outscoring the Bobcats 22-9 in the second. Myrtle Point bounced back to pull within 43-38 heading to the fourth quarter, but Bandon held on.
“It was a hard-fought game by both teams,” Bandon coach Matt Angove said. “Myrtle Point played hard and physical.
“We had a good start to the fourth quarter to get a little cushion and held on for the win.”
Just as he had a week earlier, Braydon Freitag had a big night for the Tigers, scoring 30 points. He had three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and six for the game — five in the second half.
Matt Yarbor had four 3-pointers and added 14 points in the win. Colby Gaston had five points, Wyatt Dyer four, Jason Wilhite three and Wyatt Woody two.
Freitag had 39 points in Bandon’s first win over Myrtle Point.
Bandon wasn’t able to sustain the success on Tuesday against Waldport, falling to the visiting Irish 57-33.
Waldport did a good job slowing Freitag, who had just nine points. Wilhite also had nine points.
“Jason played well,” Angove said.
The Tigers entered the final week hoping for a strong finish to the season with all of the key players returning next year. The final two games come against the teams that entered Tuesday night tied for second place (Reedsport beat Gold Beach to grab the second position).
The Tigers face Reedsport on Friday in North Bend, since Reedsport’s gym is not usable because of damaged trusses, and finish the season at home next Tuesday against Gold Beach.