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Bulls take Boyd down; Bridgeport dominates court, Boyd struggles against defense

By Clay Corbett | Published Saturday, December 1, 2012

In only their second game of the season, and their first with a full squad, the Boyd Yellowjackets are still trying to make the transition to the basketball court.

TO THE BUCKET – Bridgeport’s Derrick Stanford drives to the hoop against Boyd’s Tanner Rivers Tuesday. The Bulls won 63-16. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Bridgeport (2-2) dominated the game from the start on their way to a 63-16 victory.

“This was our best overall performance of the year,” Bridgeport coach Brian Miller said. “Everyone who was called on produced.”

The Bulls’ defense was stifling, not allowing Boyd to score more than 10 points in any quarter. Boyd’s Tanner Rivers tied the game at 2-2 early in the first, but the Yellowjackets would never sniff the lead again.

Bridgeport ended the opening quarter on a 9-1 run to open up an 11-3 lead. They scored the first 14 points of the second quarter to put the game away, taking a 25-3 lead midway through the quarter. The lead extended to 29-6 at the half.

“We executed on the offensive end and got in transition to score some easy baskets,” Miller said. “This was a great team effort on both ends.”

The Bulls continued their dominance in the second half, outscoring Boyd 31-10. Boyd was only able to come up with one point in the final quarter.

Reese Read led the way for Bridgeport with 16 points. Derrick Stanford and Steven Howdeshell each had 11. Alex Samples finished with 10, and Blake Arrington added nine.

On Thursday the Bulls began the Sanger Tournament and took on Prosper in the first round. Prosper picked up the victory 66-30.

Read led the way for Bridgeport with 13, and Howdeshell had 10. Samples added three. Stanford and Arrington each finished with two.

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