BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Despite running out to an 18-5 lead early in the first half, the Bridgewater Eagles couldn't overcome a 24 point-10 rebound double-double from Generals forward Becca Bolton as the Eagles fell by a 62-53 margin to Washington and Lee (5-6, 4-3 ODAC) in Nininger Hall.
The loss snapped a four-game winning-streak for the Eagles.
Bridgewater (6-4, 4-3 ODAC) controlled the game early running out to an 18-5 lead, before the Generals used a 21-6 run to end the first half to hold a 26-24 halftime lead.
Both teams traded scores early in a slow moving second half with the game remaining tied at a 46-46 tally with under six minutes to play.
A pair of Meg Ingram free throws kick started a 7-0 Generals run which effectively put the game away as the Eagles offense was unable to respond before Washington and Lee used effective free-throw shooting down the stretch to eventually prevail by a 62-53 tally.
Bridgewater was paced offensively by an 11-point effort from Jessica Mullen. Freshman Shannan Thorne was joined by junior Katelynn Hottinger as the two Eagles post players chipped in 10 points apiece in the loss.
Thorne pulled down a team-high eight boards on the afternoon as the Eagles held a slim lead on the glass at a 30-to-29 advantage.
Bolton's 24-point afternoon led a pair of Generals in double figures as Ingram dropped 13 points in the victory to aid the Generals offense.
On the glass, Bolton's 10 rebounds led the way for Washington and Lee.
Washington and Lee forced 23 Eagles miscues which turned in to a 24-to-15 advantage on points off of turnovers which effectively was the difference in the game. The Generals were relatively mistake free on the offensive end, committing just 14 turnovers.
Bridgewater is back in action on Friday evening when it hosts Guilford as part of a Friday-Saturday doubledip. Action from Nininger Hall is set for 7:00 p.m.