The Skyline boys’ basketball team lost a close game 67-57 to Bridgeport at Saginaw Valley State University on Monday, Jan 20.
The score was close throughout. Skyline held a 17-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. Bridgeport brought the game to a tie 35-35 heading into half.
Bridgeport used its full-court pressure defense to force some turnovers as Skyline worked to break the pressure. The Eagles missed some offensive opportunities to build a first-half lead and also could have played better on the defensive end in that first half.
In the second half, Skyline got off to a good start converting in transition and building a 46-39 lead. Bridgeport quickly answered with five unanswered points to cut the lead back to 46-44.
The third quarter ended with Bridgeport leading 48-46.
Skyline continued to miss make-able shots in the fourth quarter, and Bridgport converted shots and made their free throws down the stretch to hold on to the victory.