Lone Pine Basketball wins CIF playoff game
By Arnie Palu
February 18, 2016
Bethel Baptist High School made the trip from Santa Ana to Lone Pine Wednesday night for the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Ford basketball championships. The Golden Eagles were not kind hosts downing the Warriors 84-29. Senior Ryan Cappello nearly outscored Bethel himself, pouring in a game high 28 points.
Lone Pine advances to round 2 of the Division 6 bracket facing Hi-Lo league champion Trona. The Tornados defeating Westmark 56-40 Wednesday evening advancing to Fridays second round showdown in Lone Pine. The Tornados are 17-2 on the season. Fridays second round game is set for a 7pm start.
Lone Pine’s win over Bethel Baptist moves the Golden Eagles record to 20-5. A win over Trona would punch Lone Pine’s ticket to the Quarterfinals. The CIF southern section quarterfinals for Division 6 are set for Tuesday, February 23rd.
Bethel Baptist 29
Lone Pine 84
Ryan Cappello, 28 points, 5 assists.
Garrett Sullivan, 15 points, 4 assists.
Bryce Scott, 12 points, 3 rebounds.
Brad Greene, 10 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists.
Adrian Gonzalez, 9 points.
Eddy Ivey, 8 points, 5 rebounds.
Coltan Martin, 2 points, 3 rebounds.
cover photo by Gary Young. Senior Ryan Cappello.