Bears surprise Pirates in West Sub-Section 5A tilt
Ashton Kapphahn pumped in 29 points and Arei Stokes added 19 as seventh-seeded Bertha-Hewitt stunned the second-seeded Verndale 71-55 Feb. 28 in the first round of West Sub-Section 5A tournament play.
The Pirates defeated the Bears twice during the regular season and took a 29-25 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Bears dominated the second half, scoring 46-26. Kapphahn was 17 of 18 at the free-throw line.
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