BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater’s women’s basketball team forced 21 Virginia Wesleyan miscues which turned into 26 points as the Eagles controlled the contest from start to finish in a 75-42 victory over the visiting Marlins.
Three Bridgewater players were in double figures, led by Jordan Burkholder’s game-high 17 points. Junior Bianca Booker also chipped in an additional 12 points to go along with 11 rebounds to record her first career double-double, while Jenny Logan pitched in 11.
Bridgewater used a 14-4 run over the game’s first five and half minutes to build a ten point advantage.
Virginia Wesleyan chipped away at the 10 points Eagles advantage with a 9-2 run of its own to chip the BC lead to 16-13 with 11:15 to play in the opening stanza.
Both teams would trade buckets until the 4:39 mark when a Katelynn Hottinger free throw sparked an 11-2 Eagles run to end the first half, giving BC a 37-24 halftime advantage.
Logan led the Eagles in the first half with nine points.
At the onset of the second half, Bridgewater maintained its 13 point halftime lead until a Booker layup sparked an 8-0 spurt to put the Eagles up 53-33 with 12 and change remaining.
Virginia Wesleyan would get as close as 17 with just under 12 to play, before the Eagles ended the game with a 22-6 run to defeat the visiting Marlins 75-42.
Bridgewater outscored the Marlins by a 38-to-18 tally in the second half.
Burkholder’s 17 led the way for BC, while Booker’s 11 rebounds were a game-high, despite the Eagles being outrebounded by a 44-to-40 margin.
Virginia Wesleyan was led by Kristen Blalock’s 11 point performance. Forward Maggie Davis pulled down nine boards to lead the Marlins on the glass.
BC owned a 26-to-8 advantage in points off of turnovers and a 28-to-9 advantage in bench points.
The Eagles also outshot the Marlins by a 47%-to-29% clip.
Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday when the squad travels to Randolph-Macon. Tip-off against the Yellow Jackets is slated for 2:00 p.m.