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Early Eagles Run Leads Bridgewater Women to 67-55 win at Mary Baldwin

Early Eagles Run Leads Bridgewater Women to 67-55 win at Mary Baldwin

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STAUNTON, Va. – Bridgewater used an early 20-4 run to pull away from Mary Baldwin early as the Eagles topped the Squirrels by a 67-55 tally in out-of-conference action.

An early Eagles run gave BC a 20-4 lead with under 12minutes to play in the first half as the Bridgewater defense ratcheted up, forcing early Mary Baldwin miscues, while the offense fired on all cylinders. Bridgewater’s defense held the Squirrels to one field goal in the first seven minutes of the contest.

Mary Baldwin used a 6-0 spurt to cut Bridgewater’s lead to 20-11 with ten minutes left in the opening stanza.

Bridgewater responded when a pair of Jenny Logan jumpers kick started a 12-2 BC run to give the Eagles a 32-15 lead with under six to play in the first half.

During the final three minutes of the opening stanza, the Squirrels forced a number of Eagles miscues which led to Mary Baldwin netting eight of the 10 points scored to chip Bridgewater’s lead to a 34-23 tally at the break.

Junior Jordan Burkholder led the way for the Eagles in the opening 20 minutes with nine.
Bridgewater opened the scoring in a hurry in the second half with a pair of buckets in the first minute to build its lead to 38-23.

The two teams traded buckets over the next seven-plus minutes as the Eagles extended their lead to 48-32 with under 12 to play.

Mary Baldwin cut Bridgewater’s lead to as low as 11 on a number of occasions in the second half, but it was the Eagles eventually prevailing by a 67-55 tally.

Bridgewater was led by a trio of Eagles in double figures Burkholder’s 19 leading the way. Senior Kristin Bosserman chipped in a dozen while Bianca Booker knocked in 10 to go along with 10 boards to pick up the double-double.

Mary Baldwin was led by a 22 point performance from Sabrina Desper, while Kara Hawkins led the way on the glass with a game-high 16 boards.

BC outrebounded the Squirrels by a 58-to-47 margin, while the team held Mary Baldwin to an ice-cold 27% from the field.

Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday when the squad takes on Randolph. The game marks BC’s WBCA PinkZone contest and tips off at 1:00 p.m. Prizes, contests and various activities will highlight Saturday’s men’s and women’s doubleheader at Nininger Hall. The WBCA PinkZone game honors former N.C. State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow who a year ago lost her lengthy battle with breast cancer and raises money for cancer research.