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Eagles Turn Back Builders, 66-56

Davrion Grier scored for the Eagles.

BRIDGEWATER, VA. - Bridgewater College overcame a sluggish first-half performance Sunday to defeat The Apprentice School, 66-56, to wrap up the annual Don Glick Classic in Nininger Hall.

The Eagles shot just 31 percent in the opening half and led by just five points, 25-20 at the break. The Eagles shot 42 percent in the second half and led by as many as 20 points to improve to 4-6 on the season.

Davrion Grier flirted with a triple-double, finishing the game with 15 points, nine rebounds and eight blocked shots. Chandler Murray scored 11 points and TJ Turner added 10. Drew Walton paced the Builders with his second straight double-double of the weekend as he finished with 22 points and 22 rebounds.

Grier opened the second half with a layup and Will Bowser went hard to the basket and converted a three-point play to push Bridgewater's lead to double figures, 35-25.

After a bucket by Apprentice guard Corey Joyner, the Eagles went on a 15-3 run to take their biggest lead of the game. 

After Walton scored inside to trim the Eagles' lead to 50-40, Bridgewater broke the game open with a 10-0 run. Grier started the run by hitting an open 3-pointer and Liam Caswell added a layup, making the score 45-30. Fletcher Jackson hit two foul shots before Turner scored from beyond the arc, putting the Eagles ahead 50-30 with 10:07 remaining in the game.

In Sunday's opener, third-ranked Wittenberg limited Eastern Mennonite to 19 second-half points and pulled away for an 8-59 victory.

Named to the Don Glick All-Tournament team were Bridgewater's Grier, Apprentice School's Walton, Eastern Mennonite's Tim Jones and Wittenberg's Connor Seipel and James Johnson.

The Eagles are off until after Christman when they travel to New York to play in the 18th Annual Tournament of Heroes at the College of Staten Island. Bridgewater meets Wheaton (Mass.) on Dec. 27 to open the tournament. The consolation and championship games will be played the following day.