By Matt Wenzel Pioneer News Network BRETHREN \u2014 First it was offensive rebounding and second-chance points. Then outside shooting and crisp passing, pressure defense and transition baskets. Essentially, whatever Pine River wanted to do it did as the Bucks rolled to a 66-22 win against Brethren on Monday night. \u201cI was happy with our effort,\u201d said Pine River coach Shawn Ruppert. \u201cWe\u2019ve had a tendency to let down in the second half when we get up big, but I thought the second half tonight we played hard.\u201d Brethren coach Julie Riggs, a Pine River graduate coaching against her former school for the first time, wasn\u2019t thrilled with how her Bobcats competed. \u201cThe girls have to find their fight,\u201d she said. \u201cThey have to find their drive, their will to want it.\u201d Jamie Justin scored all of her game-high 18 points in the first half to go with 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Bucks (5-1). Devyn Powell chipped in 11 points and Cayman Gatt scored nine for Pine River, which has won five straight since a season-opening loss to Reed City. Annie MacNeil scored all nine of her team-high nine points in the first half and finished with six rebounds and five blocks. Brethren (3-3) shot just 17 percent (7-for-39) from the field and 42 percent (8-for-19) from the free throw line. MacNeil scored the first three points of the game, but the Bucks responded with a 12-0 run and never looked back. Pine River dominated on the glass in the first quarter and finished the game with 21 offensive rebounds. \u201cI was really happy with our rebounding on both ends,\u201d Ruppert said. \u201cI thought we got after the ball on the floor.\u201d Justin scored nine points in the first quarter and nine more in the second as the Bucks took a 37-16 lead into halftime. \u201cShe didn\u2019t start out well at all,\u201d Ruppert said. \u201cShe was struggling a little bit and then she hit one. That\u2019s how shooters are.\u201d The Bucks scored the first eight points of the second half and limited Brethren to just six points over the final 16 minutes, leading to a running clock after a 40-point lead midway through the fourth quarter. \u201cI thought we played hard,\u201d Ruppert said. \u201cI thought the effort was there and I thought our help defense was decent.\u201d Riggs said Pine River is the best team the Bobcats will face all season. \u201cWe knew that going into it,\u201d she said. \u201cAs disappointing as the loss is, it\u2019s good to play better teams like that.\u201d The Bucks are off for the holidays. PINE RIVER 57, MARION 21 Kassy Nelson scored 16 points while Jamie Justin added 13 points to lead Pine River to a 57-21 Highland Conference victory Friday night at PR. Gatt and Powell had eight points apiece for the Bucks, who are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the league. Pine River had 17 rebounds with Gatt, Powell and Haley Raymond grabbed three rebounds each. Nelson had three assists. \u201cIn the first quarter we were a little sloppy, we stood around too much,\u201d Ruppert said. \u201cThe second quarter, we played very well. Kassy Nelson had a nice game, Cayman Gatt played well.\u201d The Bucks led 14-5 after the first quarter and Raymond scored late in the second quarter for a 37-7 lead. It was 47-17 at halftime and 55-13 after the third period. Most of the fourth quarter was played with a running clock. Pioneer sports writer John Raffel contributed to his report.