However, Jason Scarlett - a 6-foot-4 forward who combines with 6-3 Justin Cogar to form a dominant post presence - didn't play in the third and part of the fourth quarter due to foul trouble.
"I think I'm one of the main rebounders, I think I can say that," Scarlett said. "There's nobody coming off the bench, Jordan (Haywood) maybe, but they tore us up on the rebounds."
That's when Bridgeport took control, turned a five-point deficit into a lead with a 15-5 run to start the third.
The Indians were outrebounded 26-14 in the first half, but evened it in the second with a 10-8 edge.
"(Scarlett) was a real key on their rebounding," said Bridgeport senior Tyler Sprouse, who had 10 points. "With him out, that allowed us, in the second half, we came back and maybe outrebounding them in the second half. Made it a lot easier for us."
Haywood, one of two seniors on Bridgeport's youthful roster, finished with a game-high 28 points, and was 10-of-10 from the foul line. His 9-of-17 shooting also spurred a 53.5-percent performance from the Indians, who were 14-of-16 in the second half.
"He did what seniors are supposed to do; he led us," said Bridgeport Coach Gene Randolph, who is coaching in his final state tournament after 20 years on the bench. "I told him 'You've been a stabilizing influence for us, if possible we'll need even more from you in the second half.' I thought Tyler did a great job. Both seniors should be commended for leading."
Chase Robey had 13 points, Ryan Sprouse 11 and Tyler Sprouse 10 for Bridgeport.
Cogar had 19 points for the Renegades, while Corey Bowles added 14, Scarlett 12 and Levi Lambert 11.
Both teams battled foul trouble for more than half the game, and Westside's Scarlett and Lambert fouled out.
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