Bearcats Surge in Second Half to Beat 2A Contender Port Angeles


The W.F. West girls basketball team picked up its second win of the new year Saturday afternoon in style, beating 2A contending Port Angeles, 53-34 at home. 

The Bearcats (7-2, 3-1 2A EvCo) came out a bit sluggish on the offensive end, and led just 20-17 at the halftime break, but finally got into a rhythm in the second half to put away the visiting Roughriders with a 33-point second half. 

“We did a better job of executing in the second half,” Bearcats coach Kyle Karnofski said. “The effort was all there in the first half, we just needed to do a better job of getting what we wanted instead of letting them dictate the game.” 

Drea Brumfield led the charge in the scoring column, dropping 24 points on a good shooting night for the senior, to go along with nine rebounds and four blocks. Fellow senior Kyla McCallum also scored in double figures with 11 points and dished out nine assists to go along with seven steals. 

But aside from the scoring, Karnofski was impressed with McCallum and her teammates’ ball pressure on the defensive end, which led to the Roughriders not cracking double-digits in a single quarter. 

“I was proud of our guards’ effort defensively,” he said. “Their ball pressure was really good, they really stepped up.” 

The Bearcats will look forward to two league games next week, and a non-league hosting opportunity against Klahowya, as well. W.F. West also needs to reschedule a game against Black Hills that was postponed due to Lewis County floods last week.