Rock Bridge has no trouble with Mexico

This one was over early.

The Rock Bridge Bruins and the Mexico Bulldogs locked horns in the loser’s bracket semifinals of the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic on Friday, and it took less than a quarter for the game to be decided.

The Bruins raced out to an eight-point lead less than seven minutes into the game, ran it to 16 early in the second quarter and romped to a 74-46 victory at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Rock Bridge racked up 20 points or more in three of the four quarters — an 11-point second quarter was the low point — and had nine different players score in the victory.

Jackson Dubinski led the way for the Bruins, as he tossed in a game-high 17 points that included a 4-of-7 effort from 3-point range. Nick Norton chipped in with 15 for Rock Bridge, while Alex Ofodile had 12.

The Bruins, led by coach Jim Scanlon in a game against his son, Mexico coach Brennan Scanlon, took a 20-12 lead after one quarter. They led 31-24 at halftime and 51-31 after three quarters.

Cole Jaramillo was the only Mexico player to reach double figures, as he dumped in 11 points.

Rock Bridge (3-5) will play Jefferson City (5-5) at 1:30 p.m. today in the event’s fifth-place game. Mexico (8-2) will play the Jefferson City JV at noon in the seventh-place game.

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