By the end of Tuesday night’s home game against Westfield, Lake Braddock senior Reagan Jones had given the Bruins blood from his brow and his bottom lip.

In the final five minutes of a 65-52 home win over the 15th-ranked Bulldogs in Burke, Jones met a trainer at the sideline and flipped his lower lip, showing a cut that stained his white and purple jersey after taking an elbow in the teeth. Late in the first quarter, the 6-foot-6 forward was poked in the eye and lost a contact lens.

Even as a cyclops, Jones stayed in the game and collected 13 rebounds. With Jones providing extra opportunities on the glass, front-court partner James Butler scored 21 points, sophomore Corey Pelham scored 18 and the Bruins dealt the Bulldogs their first loss of the season.

“Suck it up,” Jones said he heard from Coach Brian Metress. “ ‘If you can see the rim, barely, you’re playing.’ And I didn’t want to sit out.”

Westfield (2-1) got out to a fast start behind junior guard Blake Francis, who hit three of the Bulldogs’ first four shots, including two three-pointers.

“I don’t think we knew he could shoot or he was left-handed, so we were just playing that really poorly,” Metress said.

Francis finished with 16 points, but the Bruins found ways to frustrate him in the second half. After starting the second quarter trailing by seven points, Lake Braddock forced ties at the end of the second and third periods.

With the game even at 48 at the beginning of the final quarter, the Bruins locked in on Francis and Paul VI transfer Tyler Scanlon, who was playing in his Bulldogs debut after the end of football season, to hold Westfield to four points in the final eight minutes.

Scanlon tallied 12 points but showed signs of rust. Late in the third quarter, the 6-7 wing player stole the ball and glided on a breakaway to the rim, but he couldn’t convert the dunk. Reserve David Lynch popped a three-pointer immediately afterward to give Lake Braddock (2-1) a brief lead.

Butler, a 6-8 junior center, owned the paint with touch and finesse, shaking off defenders, sinking short jumpers and providing the perfect complement to Jones.

Butler said his sister Natalie, who was the Big East freshman of the year at Georgetown and has since transferred to Connecticut, helped him polish his game over Thanksgiving.

“I wasn’t scoring a lot tonight, so James helped me out there,” Jones said. “I think we’ve got a great chemistry of being able to throw it down low.

“I know where he’s going to be, he knows where I’m going to be, and it worked tonight.”