Wasps Pull Away From Eagles, 77-52

Sydni Carey runs the offense for the Eagles.

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Emory & Henry outscored Bridgewater 23-11 in the second quarter to take a 12-point halftime lead and the Wasps pulled away for a 77-52 victory over the Eagles in ODAC action Wednesday evening.

Brie Moore opened the scoring with a 3-pointer for the Eagles, but Taylor Blevins countered with a three-point play to tie the score at 3-3. The score was tied at 5-5 and 7-7 before the Eagles took a 9-8 lead on a jumper by Moore.

Chloe Harris scored on a layup and Myesha Logan knocked down a short jumper to push E&H ahead 12-9. Rebecca Harvey then worked inside and converted a three-point play to pull the Eagles even at 12-12. The Wasps' Tessa Johnston and Bridgewater's Allie Coburn traded hoops before a jumper by Sydni Carey gave Bridgewater a 16-14 lead, the Eagles' final lead of the game. Jada Penn scored on a layup for the Wasps, pulling the visitors even at 16-16 at the end of the first quarter.

The Wasps scored the first six points of the second quarter to lead 22-16. Carey and Blevins traded buckets before a 3-pointer by Moore pulled the Eagles to within three, 24-21, with 7:29 left in the opening half.

The margin was still three, 26-23, when Erika Nettles drove through the E&H defense for an easy layup with 6:30 left in the quarter. Bridgewater then went more than five minutes without a point while the Wasps went on a 13-0 run to open up a 39-23 lead.

Madison Baum snapped the Eagles' scoring drought with a layup with 59 seconds remaining and Moore added two foul shots with four seconds left to pull the Eagles to within 12 points, 39-27, at the half.

A 3-pointer by Carey early in the third quarter sliced the E&H lead to 11 points, 41-30, but the Wasps then used an 11-2 spurt to break the game open.

Blevins led the Wasps, now 10-2 overall and 4-2 in the ODAC, with 23 points.

Moore scored 13 points to lead the Eagles and Carey finished with nine. Bridgewater is now 8-4 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

The Eagles are back in action Saturday afternoon when they travel to Hollins University.