Bandon’s girls basketball team got its first win of the season last week, beating Umpqua Valley Christian 41-18 in the consolation game at the Oakland Christmas tournament.
“I was proud of them,” Bandon coach Jordan Sammons said. “I’m glad they were able to see a little success for all their hard work. As hard as they’ve been working, they deserved to get a win.”
Ashley Strain had 15 points, sisters Kylie and Nikki Lakey scored eight each and Kennedy Turner added six for Bandon in the victory.
Bandon lost to Glide in the opening round of the tournament, but held the Wildcats to 30 points less than when they played a week earlier in the Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational.
In that game, the Tigers struggled with their scoring, but they put it together against UVC.
“We’ve just got to keep building on that and working hard every day,” Sammons said.
The Tigers played Illinois Valley on Wednesday (results were not available by press time) and have games against St. Mary’s on Saturday and Illinois Valley again next Wednesday as their final tuneups for league play, which starts next Friday at home against Reedsport.
Bandon’s boys also lost to Glide before beating Umpqua Valley Christian in the Oakland tournament.
The Tigers outscored the Monarchs 27-5 in the second half of their 43-20 victory. Coby Smith had 23 points and Braydon Freitag 18 in the win.
The big second half was nice after the team has struggled some to score in recent weeks, coach Matt Angove said.
“We finally got a few shots to drop,” he said.