Clardy and Wendt each added another trey at the end of the game much to the delight of the loud MWHS crowd.
“We told our guys to push the ball in transition,” Pappas said. “We felt like if we could get them in transition we could some open looks at some threes.
“I had Dexter (Cross) playing point guard so we could have Biren and Nick on the wings, and they got hot in the third quarter.”
Pappas was beaming about his defense after the game.
“I thought (Friday night) we played the best defense by far as we have all year,” he said. “We played our half-court man the entire game, and we didn’t have to switch to a zone.
“We didn’t have to press, it was just bread-and-butter man-to-man defense. Everyone stayed with their guy. Bridgeport has three or four guys who shoot the three well, and we had to play that old, almost Little Dribblers man-to-man defense where you stay with your man with not a lot of help.
“We just asked everyone to stay with their guy and do their part and they did a good job.
“Biren and Nick shot the ball well, and we made our free throws.
“We also rebounded the ball exceptionally well against a very good Bridgeport team.”
BHS 13 10 8 11 – 42
MWHS 15 10 15 25 – 65
MWHS – Nick Wendt 17, Boroderick Johnson 6, Biren Clardy 22, Juvaree Sutton 12, Rascellis Williams 6, Dexter Cross 2.
Up next: The Rams will play at 8 p.m. Friday at home against Diamond Hill.