BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Washington and Lee outscored the Bridgewater Eagles (7-5, 5-4 ODAC) by a 40-26 margin in the paint and had a pair of players with double-doubles, while the Eagles were ice cold from the field as the Generals defeated BC by a 67-58 score in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play.
Bridgewater started the game 2-of-9 from the floor, while the Generals used a 17-7 run to open a 10 point lead with 13:01 to play in the opening frame.
Over the course of the next two and half minutes, a 7-0 Eagles run chipped the W&L lead down to three, before the Generals put the game back to a seven point margin.
Washington and Lee (6-7, 5-4 ODAC) would hold the Eagles offense in check for the remainder of the first half, taking a 32-22 lead into the locker room.
Bridgewater was 7-of-28 for 25% from the floor in the opening half while Washington and Lee went 13-of-34 for 38%.
At the onset of the second half, a 9-2 Generals run put the lead to a game-high 17 points for W&L with 17:34 to play.
Bridgewater slowly chipped away at the Washington and Lee lead, behind a sensational effort from Bianca Booker off the bench, as the junior sparked the Eagles offense to bring the game to within four at a 50-46 score with 7:42 to play.
Washington and Lee then stretched the lead back out to a dozen with under a minute to play before defeating the Eagles 67-58 at Nininger Hall.
Bridgewater was led by sophomore Jenny Logan’s 15 point output. Junior Jordan Burkholder also chipped in 13 for the Eagles.
On the boards, freshman Katelynn Hottinger led the Eagles with six boards.
Washington and Lee was led by a monster double-double from Becca Bolton. Bolton knocked in 20 points to go along with 18 rebounds. Forward Felice Herman also chipped in 19 points and 12 boards for W&L.
The Generals outrebounded BC by a 50-to-32 margin.
Bridgewater forced 29 W&L turnovers which turned into 34 BC points, but the squad couldn’t overcome a 30% performance from the field, while the Generals shot at a blistering 44% pace.
BC is back in action on Tuesday when Roanoke comes to Nininger Hall. The Maroons defeated Bridgewater in Salem earlier in the season. Tip-off from Bridgewater is slated for a 7:00 p.m. start.