Bears finish third

Jaquez White passes the ball inside to Vot Brewton (0) during the third quarter of Friday’s consolation game.

Pierce County’s post-season hopes rested on a play-in game in the Region 1-AAA tournament.

The fifth-seed Bears (9-18) secured their berth with a 67-49 victory Tuesday, February 15 over Appling Count (4-15). After falling in overtime 62-56 to top-seed and tournament host Tattnall County (19-9) in Thursday’s semifinals, Pierce County knocked off second-seed Brantley County (12-15) 52-49 in overtime in the consolation game to secure a third-seed in the Class 3A state tournament.