Bandon’s girls basketball team has been working hard all season, earning praise from coach Jordan Sammons even with little to show in the win column.
Often, the Tigers have played great on defense for long stretches of games, just not getting enough points to pull off a win.
But last Friday, Bandon put everything together for four quarters, beating a Myrtle Point squad that had entered the night in third place.
The Tigers won 28-19, limiting the Bobcats to eight points through the first three quarters.
“It was a good win against a good team,” Sammons said. “We were all pretty happy.
Bandon led 7-5 at halftime and then scored 13 points in the third quarter to build a big lead that the Tigers held the rest of the way.
“It was a great defensive effort, and a few shots fell (on offense),” Sammons said.
Kennedy Turner and Ashley Strain had seven points each in the win and sisters Kylie and Nikki Lakey had five each. Bella Erenfeld and Kortney Ferreri had the other two points.
Sammons said Myrtle Point missed some shots the Bobcats normally might make, but that his team had a lot to do with that.
“We had a couple stretches where we defended pretty well,” he said.
It was Bandon’s second league win, following the victory over Reedsport in the Sunset Conference opener back in January.
The Tigers were back in action Tuesday night against Waldport, falling at home 38-20.
Kylie Lakey and Turner had five points each to lead the Tigers. Strain added four.
Bandon finishes the season with games on Friday against Reedsport at North Bend and on Tuesday at home against league-leading Gold Beach.