The Bruins went to Backus as both Justin Beskeen and Espinoza were in foul trouble most of the contest.
San juan opened to 10~4. BR scored 6 to knot but lincoln's point guard Gillagos made a 3 to close the quarter at 13~10 in favor of san juan.
Beskeen who is the teams leading scorer picked up his 3rd personal with 3:34 in the second. Score 22~20 SJ leading.
Backus scored 6 to move score to 26~22 SJ calls a TO to try and find an answer for the 6~foot~8 Bruin's senior.
Backus lifts BR in the second scoring 10 points in the quarter on 4~4 from the floor and 2~2 from the line including one offensive put-back
Bear River leads 30~23 at intermission.
SJ Tweedle exits the game with 4 fouls with 6:36 to play in the 3rd with a score of 34~26 BR. Beskeen 4th foul with 1:24 in 3rd. 43~34 BR. 45~34 end 3rd BR in front.
2 consecutive 3 by SJ to start the 4th moved the Spartans within striking range at 46~42 Espinoza and Beskeen with 4 fouls. Spartan press the Bruins who are having trouble ball handling . Two quick BR scores 50~44. BR time out to get Espinoza and Beskeen back in the game.
Beskeen fouled out at 3:38 in fourth 50~45.
The win was not pretty for the Bruins but a win after 2 consecutive losses the team looked to be very happy.
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