ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – Bridgewater took a 10-point halftime lead with a 20-6 run to end the second quarter Friday and the Eagles pulled away in the second half to defeat Rosemont. 91-69, on the opening night of the Don Greene Memorial Invitational hosted by St. Mary's College.
It was a milestone night for senior Briana Moore who scored career point No. 1000 late in the first half. Entering Friday's contest, Moore needed seven points to reach the milestone and a layup with 2:34 left in the second quarter pushed the senior past the 1,000-point mark. Moore is the 22nd player in Bridgewater women's basketball history to reach the milestone.
The Eagles, now 2-0 to start the season, broke the 90-point mark for the second straight contest.
The Ravens led 27-23 with 5:14 left in the second quarter, but the Eagles finished the half with a 20-6 run to take a 10-point lead at the break.
Moore and Rebecca Harvey combined to make four straight foul shots to pull the Eagles even at the 4:42 mark and a layup by Moore gave Bridgewater the lead, 29-27. Moore added another bucket and Lindsay Estes hit two foul shots for a 33-27 lead with 3:43 left in the first half. Another layup by Moore capped a 12-0 spurt to put the Eagles up 35-27.
Ka"ryne Benson knocked down a 3-pointer for Rosemont, but Estes worked inside for a bucket, making the score 37-30 with 2:16 left in the half. After a free throw by the Ravens' Shawn Dowd, Erika Nettles scored the next four points for the Eagles to push their lead to 10 points, 41-31.
A 12-footer by Moore gave Bridgewater its biggest lead of the half, 43-33, before Benson answered with a jumper to pull the Ravens to within 10 at the break, 43-31.
The Ravens stayed close early in the second half and trailed by just six, 52-46, with 5:42 left in the third quarter. The Eagles then hit Rosemont with a 10-2 spurt to push the margin back to double digits. Sydni Carey hit two foul shots for the Eagles and, after a bucket by Rosemont's Shirle Brown, Carey knocked down a 3-pointer to put the Eagles up 56-48. Carey and Estes then hit back-to-back threes for a 62-48 lead with 4:20 left in the quarter.
The lead shifted between nine and 12 points until Bridgewater's Ahlia Moone connected from beyond the mark in the closing seconds of the third quarter to give the Eagles a 72-57 advantage.
The Ravens would get no closer than 14 points in the final period as the Eagles continued to pull away for the final 91-69 margin.
Moore paced four Eagles in double figures with 16 points. Moone scored 15 points followed by Harvey with 14 and Estes with 10. Madison Baum turned in another stellar game at the point with six points, nine assists and just two turnovers. All 13 Eagles seeing action in Friday's game broke into the scoring column.
Ashley Murray paced the Ravens with a double-double as she scored 30 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Bridgewater is back in action Saturday afternoon against St. Mary's College. The Seahawks won Friday's other contest, defeating Randolph College 51-49. Saturday's game is schedules for a 4:00 p.m. start.