Dragons Topple Bradford in Return From Long Layoff

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Braylon Barnes.

BRADFORD, Pa. – Owen Becker and Braylon Barnes combined for 45 points as Warren beat Bradford for the second time this season, 70-50.

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“Our energy was great on offense, which pushed us,” Barnes said. “Our defense wasn’t great. But mental mistakes are going to happen when you haven’t played in a while (the Dragons’ last game was Dec. 30).”

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Bradford actually led early, 11-6, but Warren scored 17 points over the final four-plus minutes of the first quarter, including eight from Barnes to take a 23-16 lead.

They never looked back, extending the lead to 17 at halftime, 41-24.

Becker finished with 23 points and Barnes 22, while Tommy Nyquist scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half.

“As a group, we play well together,” Barnes said. “Tommy is a great point guard.”

Jake Franz led the way for Bradford with 22 points, including 9-of-10 from the free throw line, while Chase Wineberg added nine points.