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.