PHILIPPI -- Top-ranked Bridgeport overcame a sluggish first quarter Wednesday night and rolled to a 67-42 victory at Philip Barbour.
Coach Dave Marshall's Indians huddled after the first quarter, nursing a 12-10 lead and with their frontcourt already in foul trouble. But Bridgeport (18-0, 11-0 Big 10) blitzed to a 33-16 halftime lead and cruised through the second half.
Erica Rome accounted for much of the Indians offense, scoring 17 points and handing out 13 assists, while finishing with six steals.
Angie Handshumacher added 15 points, and Lauren Kerr grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
"This Philip Barbour group is definitely improved," Marshall said. "You have to give coach (Tammy) Martin credit. They were aggressive, and we were flat. We committed 20 turnovers, and our foul trouble gave them 22 points from the line. Those are things we have to correct."
Tiffany Thompson led the Colts (6-8, 5-5) with 15 points, and Ashley Crain grabbed seven rebounds. Tana Phillips handed out a team-high five assists. Philip Barbour was held to just 10 field goals for the game.
Sarah Snider added nine points for the Indians, and Jaclyn Ross grabbed five steals.
Bridgeport's pressure defense forced 24 steals, creating many points in transition.
n TYLER CONSOLIDATED 46, Doddridge County 41: Tyler Consolidated started quick and had enough to hold off Doddridge County.
The Knights (8-7) led 14-6 after the first quarter but were unable to pull further away.
Ashley Ferguson and Brittany Hagerty each scored 13 points for Tyler, while Emily Pelikan added eight points.
Judi Rose led the Bulldogs (5-10) with 16 points, and teammate Danielle Powell followed with 10 points.
n GRAFTON 61, Preston 44: Sheena Zbosnik and Heather McDaniel each scored 16 points, as Grafton pulled away from Preston.
The Bearcats led just 27-26 at halftime but outscored Preston 34-18 in the second half. Janel O'Brien added 14 points for Grafton.
n LEWIS COUNTY 55, Liberty 34: Lewis County used a 20-1 advantage in the third quarter. Nikki Arbogast led the way with 22 points, while Lindsay Casto (14) and Jaime Parker (11) also reached double figures.
Katy Orndorff led Liberty with 11 points.