Bear River earned a home state play-off game by virtue of their second place finish in Region 12 play this season. In so doing they earned the right to host third place Tooele from Region 11. Bear River and Tooele played a tough, hard-fought first half in front of a large and boisterous home crowd. Mark Huber, Wyatt Roholt and Ren Fonnesbeck did the majority of the first half damage as they scored 11, 9 and 8 points respectively. The first half ended with Bear River clinging to a 28-26 lead. The second half went much better for the Bears as they out-scored Tooele in the third period by 6 to pad their lead to 8 points heading into the fourth and final quarter. The fourth quarter found Kelton Summers contributing a big 9 points as all five starters scored in the final period.
The win secured a quarterfinal game in the State Tournament held on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah next Thursday Feb. 28 at 12:50 pm against the Orem Tigers.