Posted On: 05/18/21 12:31 AM

On opening night of the season, very few believed that Barlow could beat Central Catholic. But games aren’t played on paper but on the basketball court, and the Bruins got the job done in a big 65-54 win over the visiting Rams. Senior Drew Larsen Drew Larsen 6'2" | CG Barlow | 2021 State OR played a huge role in that, notching a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds in the victory and he’s savoring every minute of it.

"It feels great to get a great first win of the season against a tough opponent in Central Catholic," Larsen said. "We put on a good show and did what we were supposed to do. We defended, we rebounded, and we made our shots."

Larsen certainly made his share of shots, hitting 9-for-16 from the field including 4-for-7 from beyond the three-point line. He was especially on target in the second half and this was with Central Catholic star wing Darius Gakwasi Darius Gakwasi 6'5" | SG Central Catholic | 2021 State OR matched up with him most of the time. The tough 6-foot-3, 180-pound wing showed the ability to score at all three levels and took good care of the ball when he had it.

"I’ve put in a lot of work this past summer just

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