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Going out winners

Although this season was not quite as sweet as a cake for the Bear River boys basketball team, Thursday night’s final game of the year was at least icing on the cupcake.

For the second time this season the Bruins ousted the Oakmont Vikings, this time at Bear River, beating them 58-44.

Not only was it the end of the season for the Bruins, it was the end of two seniors’ high school basketball careers. Jon Wood and Wil Thomas both put on their jerseys for the final time as Bruins, but it was far from a sad goodbye.



As a pre-game celebration, the duo was introduced to the crowd, which did not fail to show its appreciation for the two as they escorted their mothers to center court with flowers in hand.

Even after a disappointing season, which ends with the Bruins in possession of one of the worst records in recent years (2-10 league, 3-21 overall), there is reason to celebrate.




“It was awesome to finally win at home,” said Wood, who made his presence felt with 11 points.

Bear River entered the game with an 0-8 record on its home floor.

Thomas, who had less of an impact offensively but played a solid game, was in high spirits as well following the game.

“It’s a sweet way to go out in front of the home crowd,” said Thomas. “It’s an awesome way to end my varsity career.”

Although the Bruins end the season on a high note, the loss of the two seniors is a great one.

“They’re both really fun to be around,” Bear River assistant coach Steve Box said. “We’re going to miss ’em.”


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