SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College outscored Bridgewater 24-13 in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon to take an 82-75 victory.
Bridgewater had four players reach double figures in the first half as the Eagles led 47-36 at the break.
The Eagles scored the first five points in third quarter to open up a 16-point lead. Claire Mocarski worked inside and converted a three-point play and Allie Coburn added a bucket, making the score 52-36.
After a bucket by Roanoke's Kristina Harrell, Briana Moore knocked down a 3-pointer to give Bridgewater their biggest lead, 55-38, with 7:29 left in the third quarter.
Bridgewater led by 13 points, 58-45, on a layup by Mocarski with four minutes to play in the third quarter, but the Maroons outscored Bridgewater13-4 during the remainder of the quarter to trail by just four points, 62-58, with 10 minutes left to play.
Roanoke scored the first four points of the final quarter to tie the score before a 3-pointer by Coburn put Bridgewater up 65-62.
The Maroons then went on a 12-0 spurt to take a 74-65 lead with five minutes remaining.
Roanoke pushed its lead to 13, 79-66, before the Eagles put together a final rally. Rebecca Harvey scored inside and Moore hit a 3-pointer to trim the margin to eight points. 79-71. Harvey made 1-of-2 foul shots and Moore hit again from long range, making the score 79-75, with 1:02 left to play.
The Maroons then worked the shot clock, but were unable to convert as Bridgewate gained possession on a defensive rebound by Harvey.
Mocarski missed a shot from in close for the Eagles and Harrell controlled the rebound for Roanoke with 21 seconds left. The Maroons' Molly Hassell stopped the Eagles rally when she hit two free throws with 16 seconds left to put the lead at six and Roanoke added one more free throw in the closing seconds to finish off the 82-75 victory.
Moore hit 6-of-8 3-pointers to lead the Eagles with 20 points. Mocarski posted her first double-double in a Bridgewater uniform, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Harvey added 16 points for the Eagles and Madison Baum scored 10. Whitney Hopson led the Maroons with 28 points.
Bridgewater returns to action Wednesdsay evening when the Eagles travel to Washington and Lee. Game time is 6:00 p.m.