Barnesville loses close game to Bridgeport, 51-50

BRIDGEPORT -- The Bridgeport Bulldogs avenged an earlier season loss Tuesday, taking down the visiting Barnesville Shamrocks 51-50 on senior night.

"They celebrated senior night and came out with a lot of intensity," lamented Barnesville's Chris Pack. "They were up 16-8 after one, and we responded and went up by nine at the most. We had the lead 50-43 with 1:52 to go and they scored the last 8 points."

"From the second quarter on we controlled things up to the last 2 minutes," Pack continued. "We missed eight straight free throws and they hit when they had to."

The Bulldogs (13-3) completed their come-back when senior Timmy Tracey hit two from the charity stripe with 5.6 sec left to take the lead and the Shamrocks (9-6) could not counter to end the game.

Dalton Smith led the 'Rocks with 16, while dishing nine assists. Bryson Stephen added nine points and 11 boards and four blocks, while Tyler Fitzpatrick scored eight with 11 rebounds. Preston Dornon also added eight markers.

Bridgeport was led by Tracy, who scored 21 with five three-pointers.

BRIDGEPORT 51, BARNESVILLE 50

Barnesville (9-6)

Christian Bailey 1 1-2 3; Dalton Smith 7 2-4 16; A.J. Bohandy 0 2-4 2; Tyer

Fitzpatrick 4 0-1 8; Preston Dornon 4 0-0 8; Zack Dornon 2 0-1 4; Bryson

Stephen 4 1-6 9. Totals 22-63 6-18 50.

Bridgeport (13-3)

Dillon Lipperman 0 0-0 0; Nate Maleski 3 1-2 7; Timmy Tracey 7 2-2 21; Curt

Smelley 1 0-0 2; Tre Lindsey 5 2-3 12; Jared Carlier 0 1-2 1; Garrett Price

4 0-0 8. Totals 20-44 6-9 51.

Barnesville 8 14 17 11 9 50

Bridgeport 16 7 9 19 9 51

Three point goals -- BarnHS 0; BridHS 5 (Tracey 5). Rebounds 9BarnHS 38

(Fitzpatrick 11, Stephen 11); BridHS 27. Assists -- BarnHS 13 (Smith 9).

Steals --BarnHS 5. Blocked Shots -- BarnHS 8 (Stephen 4). Fouls -- BarnHS 12; BridHS

17. Fouled Out -- BarnHS (none); BridHS (none). Turnovers 9BarnHS 12; BridHS 17.