The Barnesville Lady Shamrocks closed out the regular season with a convincing 57-27 victory over Bridgeport on Thursday.
The win was the 11th in the last 12 games for Coach Jamie Carpenter's squad (15-7), and he hopes that has a carry-over effect when the tournament begins next week.
"We're playing pretty well right now," said the BHS coach, "and hopefully we can take a little momentum into the tournament game on Wednesday."
Coach Jamie Carpenter's Barnesville squad (15-7) vaulted to a 16-4 lead after one quarter and was never challenged. A 16-8 edge in the second period boosted the Lady Shamrocks' lead to 32-12 at the intermission and a 12-1 edge in round three pushed the advantage to 44-13 heading to the final period.
Sarah Powell and Kallee Dowler provided a strong one-two punch for Barnesville with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Dulcie Christman provided fine support with 13 markers.
"They tried to take away Kallee early," said Carpenter, "but Sarah and Dulcie really stepped up and we were able to get a good-sized lead by halftime."
The Lady 'Rocks were 19-of-48 from the field and 15-of-21 at the free throw line with 34 rebounds and 15 turnovers. Christman collected 11 boards and had five blocked shhots; Carpenter landed seven rebounds; Powell handed out five assists and Dowler notched three steals.
For Bridgeport (11-11), Jaren Tucker scored 11 points and Kamden Dulesky contributed nine.