Reddick, Bench Lead Eagles Past Roanoke, 64-57
SALEM, Va. - Ed Reddick scored 19 points and the Bridgewater reserves combined for 37 more to lead the Eagles to a 64-57 victory over Roanoke in ODAC men's basketball action.
Roanoke jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead, but the Eagles responded with a 23-6 run to take their biggest lead of the game.
Five quick points by Reddick pulled the Eagles to within two before a layup by Ronnie Thomas tied the score at 8-8. Reddick then dished off to David Larson for a dunk to give Bridgewater its first lead of the game, 10-8.
After a layup by Roanoke's Zach Barrett knotted the score, Reddick hit a 15-footer and Aaron Adams added a 3-pointer for a 15-10 Eagles lead.
Daniel Eacho worked the paint for a Roanoke bucket before Waugh swised a 3-points and Adams converted a three-point play for a 21-12 BC lead. Waugh then added a shot jumper ot put the Eagles up by 11 with 11:26 left in the half.
Roanoke then responded with a 12-2 run to pull within a single point, 25-24, with 6:55 left in the half. The teams traded points for the remainder of the half and a layup by Reddick with nine seconds left sent the Eagles to the locker room with a 34-33 halftime lead.
Both teams struggled at the offensive end to start the second half as buckets by Reddick and Thomas were the only points scored in the first four minutes of the half.
After a bucket by Ronaoke's Andrew Daniels cut the lead to three, the Eagles ran off six straight points to take a nine-point lead. A pair of inside hoops from Reddick and a 10-footer by Adams gave Bridgewater a 44-35 lead.
Roanoke bounced back with a 6-0 run of its own to make it 44-41, but the Maroons would get no closer.
The Eagles slowly padded the lead and a layup by Reddick and 1 16-footer by Daniel McClain put the Eagles up by 11 points, 52-41, with 7:42 left to play.
The Maroons whittled the lead down to six, 56-50, with one minute left before being forced to send the Eagles to the line.
Up until that point, Bridgewater had made just 3of-11 foul shots, but Matthew Hunter stepped to the line and knocked down four in a row to help seal the victory for the Eagles.
Reddick made 9-of-13 shots from the floor to lead the Eagles offense. On a day when BC's two leading scorers - Thomas and Tavis Stapleton - combined for just four points, the Eagles needed other players to step up and that's what happened.
Waugh, Adams and Larson came off the bench to combine for 29 points. Waugh and Adams joined Reddick in double figures with 10 points each.
Daniels scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Maroons while Eacho recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Eagles are now 8-5 overall and 2-2 in the ODAC. Roanoke is 7-6, 0-4 in the ODAC.