ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Bridgewater College overcame a sluggish offensive performance Saturday to defeat St. Mary's College, 74-70, on the second day of the Don Greene Memorial Invitational hosted by St. Mary's
The Eagles were held below the 90-point mark for the first time this season. Bridgewater improves to 3-0 to start the season, the first time the Eagles have started a season with three straight wins since the 2010-11 season when the team won its first eight games.
Bridgewater trailed 32-28 at the half, but the Eagles outscored the Seahawks 25-14 in the third quarter to take 53-46 lead into the final 10 minutes. The Eagles led by as many as 10 points in the final quarter, but the Seahawks hung around and cut the lead to five with two minutes left.
Briana Moore had a huge game for the Eagles, leading the team with 26 points and eight rebounds. Moore made 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Freshman forward Lindsay Estes scored in double figures for the third straight game, finishing with a season-high 16 points. Madison Baum also reached double-figures with 13 points.
Hallie Persell paced the Seahawks with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Bridgewater returns to action Tuesday night when the Eagles host Randolph-Macon, the preseason favorite to win the conference, at 7:00 p.m.