The Bridgeport Bulls fought back from a rough start, but failed to hold on to a late lead Tuesday.
The Sanger Indians rallied from a eight-point deficit to pull off the narrow 51-50 victory over the Bulls at Bridgeport High School gym.
“This is a very tough loss that we have to move past very fast,” said Bridgeport coach Alan Green. “I was very proud of the way our kids fought. We were up eight then had three bad possessions in a row on offense. They made plays down the stretch to win the game and we didn’t”
Bridgeport (10-12, 0-2) fell behind 18-9 to start the game. The Bulls rallied to get within two, 24-22, at halftime.
The Bulls owned a 36-32 lead going into the fourth quarter. After Sanger pulled ahead, the Bulls had a final crack at the win and the shot went in and out.
Derrick Stanford led the Bulls with 21 points. Dalton Hudson added 12.
Bridgeport headed to Gainesville Friday. The Bulls finish the first half of District 9-3A play Tuesday at Krum.