Looping ball

PLease HELP!

IM makin an arkanoid game and the problem is related to the bricks you have to destroy.

i made a brick movieclip, where: if the ball comes in contact with the brick, it will get destroyed. I made a few frames worth of the brick getting destroyed.

When i test the movieclip, the brick gets destroyed, but multiple times. The ball is hitting the thebrick on more than one occasion, therefore looping the same scene.

can anyone help>?