Bridgeport wins on the road against Republic, LBHS

BRIDGEPORT – The road treated the Mustangs varsity basketball team kindly last week with back-to-back wins over Liberty Bell, 62-51, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, followed by Republic, 71-39, on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The win at Liberty Bell gives Bridgeport a 2-4 record in the Central Washington 2B League, good for fourth-place tie with Tonasket at this writing, with the Mountain Lions a game ahead at 3-2 and Soap Lake trailing, 1-4.

With guard Issac Ochoa leading the charge at 26 points, the Mustangs led at all stops against the Mountain Lions. Seven other Mustangs hit in single figures to provide a good balance to the back-up scoring.

Bridgeport: 19-13-14-16  62
LBHS: 15-10-10-16  51
Issac Ochoa: 26
Ronaldo Ublado: 8
Arturo Perez: 7
Gilberto Padilla: 7
Miguel Orozco: 6
Carlos Flores: 4
Edwin Bucio: 2
Alex Romero: 2

Republic falls
Three Mustangs, Ochoa, Romero, and Padilla hit in double figures with 15, 13, and 12 points respectively against Republic. Just three points separated the teams at halftime, 34-31, but the Mustangs held Republic scoreless in the third quarter while scoring 20 unanswered points to break the game open.

Bridgeport: 15-19-20-17  71
Republic: 12-19-0-8  39
I. Ochoa: 15
A. Romero: 13
G. Padilla: 10
Santiago Morano: 9
A. Perez: 6
M. Orozco: 5
R. Ubaldo: 5
Miguel Orozco: 4
C. Flores: 2
E. Bucio: 2

The Nannies lost their game against Liberty Bell, 58-39. No score was available the Republic game.

Bridgeport will next play in the North Central Washington Tournament at Entiat on Dec. 27-28.

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