Fairmont Senior survived a Bridgeport run that cut the lead to one after a Tyler Sprouse 3-pointer with 1:38 remaining in the game. The Polar Bears were 1-of-9 from 3-point range in the second half.
"We wanted to come out and be more aggressive, we felt like we were standing around offensively, we wanted to put pressure on their defense, and we were able to do that," Sprouse said.
Jarin Hilson hit a pair of free throws, Travon Horton added a tip-in and Bridgeport wrapped up the verdict by hitting four free throws. Despite a 10-of-19 showing from the foul line - compared to 17-of-19 for Bridgeport - the Polar Bears had 20 assists on 24 shots. Fairmont Senior also outscored the Indians 18-13 on second-chance points.
"I thought those rebounds by Horton were backbreakers," Retton said.
"There's a tremendous amount of athleticism there," Randolph said. "That got us on the flip side early, second half we did a much better job off the glass, but they got some critical offensive things in there."
Horton and Hilson had 19 points apiece for Fairmont Senior, which combined with Bridgeport for only 12 turnovers in the game.
Bridgeport, however, had only eight assists.
Jordan Haywood had 17 points and nine rebounds for Bridgeport, while John Wilfong added 16 points and eight boards.
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