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Sissies cruise past Dallas Christian

By Reece Waddell | Published Friday, December 29, 2017.
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The Bridgeport Sissies got off to a hot start Friday and never looked back.

Fueled by a 19-1 run to begin the game, Bridgeport quickly took command with a relentless full-court press. With turnovers that led to easy baskets in transition, the Sissies cruised to a 73-51 victory over Dallas Christian in the quarterfinal of the Whataburger Tournament consolation bracket.

“We’ve got good, quick guards,” said Bridgeport coach Dallas Taylor. “We apply a lot of up-in-your-face pressure. That rattles teams.”

Three different Bridgeport players ended the morning in double figures, led by freshman Jade Hall, who finished with a team-high 14 points. Morgen Davidson and Ashley Ingram were the others in double figures, posting 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Bridgeport outscored the Lady Chargers 27-7 in the first quarter, forcing multiple errors from Dallas Christian. At times, the Lady Chargers struggled even getting the ball into the frontcourt, with the Sissies trapping Dallas Christian after they inbounded the ball.

When Bridgeport did back off its full-court press, the Lady Chargers began to mount a run, narrowing the deficit to 15 points midway through the second quarter.

“We’ve got to do a better job of cutting off baseline, and a better job of bumping cutters,” Taylor said. “Team shell defense has got to get better for Stephenville. They do a lot of things well. And if we’re not where we need to be defensively we’ll be in trouble.”

Dallas Christian freshman guard Portia Adams led the Lady Chargers in scoring with 14 points. Tiffiney Vanloon added 11 points for Dallas Christian in the loss.

With the victory, the Sissies advance to the semifinals of the consolation bracket and will take on Stephenville. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday evening at Saginaw High School.

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