GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senior guard Jessica Lam poured in 27 points Sunday afternoon to lead the Bridgewater College Eagles to an 80-50 victory over MacMurray College at the Guilford College Classic.
The Eagles scored the game's first six points and raced out to a 13-1 lead. Sydni Carey opened the scoring with two free throws and Lam and Allie Coburn followed with buckets to nake it 6-0. After MacMurray's Karlie Davis made one free throw, Briana Moore and Coburn scored baskets for the Eagles, making the score 10-1. Lam hit 1-of-2 at the foul line and then added a jumper for a 13-1 Eagles lead with 1:29 left in the first period.
Kayla Horlacher hit the Highlanders' first shot from the field when her 3-pointer went in with 1:22 left, making the score 13-4. A three-point play by Coburn made it 16-4 beford MacMurray's Danielle Popis scored to cut the margin to 16-6. Moore tallied on a layup with four seconds on the clock as the Eagles finished the first period with an 18-6 advantage.
Buckets by Lam and Moore to open the second period made the score 22-6 and put the Eagles in complete control. A 3-pointer by Lam with 3:08 left on the clock gave Bridgewater its biggest lead of the half, 39-24. At the break, the Eagles were on top by 20 points, 42-23.
In addition to Lam's 27 points, Moore also reached double figures with 12. Carey, Bridgewater's point guard, filled up the stat sheet with eight points, nine rebounds and six assists. Coburn just missed a double-double with eight points and nine boards in just 16 minutes. Jessalyn Monday gave the Eagles solid production off the bench with eight points.
Bridgewater, now 2-1 on the season, opens conference play Tuesday evening at Washington and Lee. game time is 5:00 p.m.