BRIDGEWATER, Va. – After taking a 33-22 lead into the locker room, the Bridgewater Eagles used a 17-7 run to start the second half to break the game wide open en route to defeating Lynchburg 74-60 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Action at Nininger Hall.
Both teams traded buckets for the game’s first six and half minutes before a layup from junior Emileigh Lambert sparked a 10-0 BC run to give the Eagles an 18-9 lead with 8:35 to play in the opening stanza.
Lynchburg chipped away at Bridgewater’s lead over the next two minutes, bringing the Eagles’ advantage to three at a 19-16 tally, before Bridgewater netted 14 of the half’s final 20 points to take a 33-22 lead into the locker room.
Junior Jordan Burkholder netted eight points in the first half
to lead all scorers.
Out of the locker room, it was Bridgewater putting the foot on the gas pedal early with a game-changing 17-7 run as the Eagles held a 50-29 lead with 13:40 to play.
Down 21, Lynchburg used a 7-0 run to bring the game to a manageable 14 point difference with 11:34 to play at a 50-36.
Both teams would again trade buckets over the course of the next five minutes, before the Eagles built a 61-39 lead with 7:51 off of a pair of Bianca Booker free throws to build the lead to a game-high 22 points.
Lynchburg outscored Bridgewater by eight points down the stretch but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles defeated Lynchburg at Nininger Hall by a 74-60 tally to give BC it’s third win in a row and fourth in its last five.
Burkholder lead a trio of BC scorers in double figures with a game-high 21. Senior Kristin Bosserman also chipped in 14, while Lambert pitched in 10. Lambert led BC on the glass with eight boards.
Lynchburg was led by a double-double performance 15 point-13
Bridgewater was outrebounded by Lynchburg by a slim 37-36 margin. BC forced 30 Lynchburg turnovers while committing 28 of its own.
Bridgewater is back in action on Friday, January 15 when the squad head to Hollins. Tip-off from Hollins is slated for 7:00 p.m. Following the short road trip the Eagles return to Nininger Hall for Saturday afternoon’s White Out. . The first 50 students arriving prior to the start of both the men’s and women’s basketball games and the will receive an official white out T-shirt for free.