Courtesy TriCity Herald

KAMIAKIN 85, HERMISTON 59: Isaiah Brimmer had 25 points for the Braves, who led 42-28 at halftime in a season-opening home win over the Bulldogs.

“I think we took the first step in establishing a defensive identity tonight,” Kamiakin coach Brian Meneely said.

The Braves also shot 32 of 61 (52.5 percent) from the field.

Hermiston’s Andrew James finished with 21 points.

HERMISTON: Flores 8, D.Neal 11, Walls 3, Naillon 10, T.Neal 5, Andrew James 21, Garcia, McCullough, Palmer 1, Pederson. Totals: 18-49 20-33 59.

KAMIAKIN: Bailey 18, Paxton 13, Grayson, Isaiah Brimmer 25, Nelson 14, Hill 5, Ellison 1, Kensey, Rabe 4, Larson 5. Totals: 32-61 14-33 85.

Hermiston

15

13

10

21

59

Kamiakin

20

22

21

22

85

Highlights — Nelson 8 rebs; Brimmer 5 rebs; Paxton 6 rebs.