Barnesville holds off Bridgeport for third winDonnie Yeager Jr.Special to The EnterpriseBARNESVILLE -- For the first three quarters Friday night, Barnesville High looked like a team on a mission while visiting Bridgeport appeared to be shaking off the effects of its deep postseason run in football.Then the fourth quarter happened and the Bulldogs (0-1) put together a furious rally while Barnesville (3-0) went scoreless for more than four minutes. At times, it was the hosts who looked like they were trailing by 13, but in the end the Shamrocks regained their composure to earn a 56-51 win."I can't explain it, we just go brain-dead sometimes," stated Barnesville coach Chris Pack concerning his team's fourth quarter play. "We don't do what we do at practice ...when we do what we do at practice, we play like that team that was up by 14, and when we start doing things on our own outside of what we practice, we look like that team that's down 14."This is all part of the grand plan to make us better and we are getting there," the BHS coach continued. "We've played a little better each time and we've played a better team each time and we've got a lot of things to do to fix things up, but it's the third game of the season and we're 3-0. I'll take 16 or 17 more of them as long as we come out on the right end."The teams opened the game going a combined 9-of-29 in the first quarter, but the hosts dominated the glass with a 14-2 rebounding edge behind the big inside of Christian Bailey, Bryson Stephen and Tyler Fitzpatrick. This coupled with Preston and Zach Dornon combining for 10 points gave the Shamrocks a 14-7 lead after one round.Bridgeport started to come around in the second period, with brothers Curtis and Cole Smelley finding the bottom of the cords, but the hosts still held serve with Brennan Delaney and Bailey each scoring four to help the hosts to a 28-18 lead at the half.In the third chapter, the Shamrocks seemed to salt the game away with a balanced scoring attack, outscoring their Belmont County counterparts 16-12 in the period for a 44-30 lead after three.This is when things started to get interesting.After keeping the 'Dogs in the game with seven points and four rebounds in the third, guard Tre Lindsey caught fire in the fourth, hitting all six of his field goals and a free throw for 13 tallies. The Bulldogs' tenacious defense, combined with Barnesville playing with a sense of urgency that saw them tossing up shots in what seemed like desperation, forced nine turnovers for the hosts. Bridgeport also outrebounded the 'Rocks 8-5. After a bucket by Preston Dornon at the 4:31 mark, the Shamrocks didn't find the bottom of the cylinder again until a Delaney free throw with nine seconds left. The visitors scored 12 straight points over this span before Zach Dornon iced the game with a layup and ensuing free throw to seal the victory.Delaney led the Shamrocks with 13, while the Dornons evenly split 22. Stephen contributed nine points to go with 11 rebounds and a huge pair of blocks in the third.Lindsey led the Bulldogs with a game-high 20 points, adding eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Cole Smelley scored eight with twins Chris and Curtis Smelley dividing 12 markers.NEXT -- Barnesville visited Beallsville on Tuesday, with JV tip-off at 6 p.m.