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Dominating Second Half Leads Bridgewater Women to 66-47 Victory at Randolph

Dominating Second Half Leads Bridgewater Women to 66-47 Victory at Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va. - After a 28 day hiatus, the Bridgewater Eagles (3-3, 1-2 ODAC) women's basketball team used a dominating second half and a trio of players in double figures to earn the squad's first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory of the year by a 66-47 tally over Randolph College.

At the onset of the contest, it was the WildCats (2-8, 1-5 ODAC) taking an early advantage over the Eagles as BC knocked off the rust from the lengthy holiday break.

For the opening 12 minutes of the game, the two teams traded leads before a Jackie Buckley layup gave BC a 14-13 lead with 8:01 to play in the opening stanza.

BC continued to build on its lead for the remainder of the half, taking a slim 29-24 lead into the locker room.

Randolph inched to within three with 16:46 to play, but Bridgewater then built its largest lead of the afternoon with a 25-8 run over the next 13 minutes to hold a 51-37 lead with under four minutes to play.

The WildCats outscored BC by a point over the game's final four minutes, but it wouldnt be enough as the Eagles cruised to a 66-47 victory over host Randolph College.

Burkholder's 11 points led all Bridgewater scorers as the junior continued her march toward's the 1,000 point plateau. The Turner Ashby graduate is now a mere 39 points away from 1,000 points in her career, with 961 points scored which is good enough to place the junior in 20th place all-time, one point from 19th .

Burkholder was aided by a pair of 10 point performances by Kristin Bosserman and Jenny Logan.

On the glass, Burkholder pulled in a game-high nine boards as the Eagles outrebounded Randolph by a 44-38 tally.

Randolph was led by a 16 point outing from Laurne French, while Lindsay Cross also chipped in 12 for thge hosts.

Bridgewater outshot Randolph by a 40-33% tally, but was ice-cold from behind the stripe, connecting on only one of the team's 13 attempts (7%).

BC returns to action on Tuesday when it travels across town to Eastern Mennonite for an ODAC showdown with the Royals. Action from EMU is slated for a 7:00 p.m. start.