BC Sports Recap 1/13

A Recap in the Past Week in Bridgewater Athletics

Dean Barker, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, VA – Bridgewater women’s basketball went 2-0 in the last week, with a close 69-61 home win over Randolph Macon on Wednesday, and a 78-60 home win over Ferrum on Saturday. With the wins, the Eagles improved to 6-8 overall and 5-2 in ODAC competition. The Eagles are now on a three game winning streak, dating back to Saturday the 4th. The Eagles were led by junior guard Ahlia Moone, who had 14 points against the Yellow Jackets of Randolph Macon, and 22 points against the Panthers of Ferrum. Moone came off the bench in both appearances, and the Ferrum performance was the third-highest point total of her career. In addition, the Eagles forced 26 turnovers in Saturday’s victory.

“We mixed up our presses, and we really went in and forced turnovers,” said head coach Sarah Matthews after the Saturday game.

The Eagles will hope to continue their recent spurt when they travel to Shenandoah on Wednesday at 7:30. 

After having won three of their last four games, the Eagles’ men’s basketball team suffered two road losses last week, falling 76-62 to Washington and Lee on Wednesday, and being dealt an 80-58 defeat at Guilford on Saturday. The losses dropped Bridgewater to 6-9 overall and 2-4 in ODAC play. The Eagles were led in defeat by senior guard Chandler Murray, who had 26 points at Guilford and 12 at Washington and Lee. They will hope to bounce back on Saturday afternoon at 2, when they host Hampden-Sydney for the Bleed Crimson game.

Senior Felicia Clements set a new school record for the high jump at 1.67 meters on Sunday afternoon as the Bridgewater women’s track and field team finished second at the Wilkins Center Invitational. The team garnered a total of 119 points. Senior Calista Ariel ran a 2:26.50 in the 800 meter race, and a 5:16.83 in the mile, winning both events. They will be back in action on Friday and Saturday at the VMI Keydet Invitational.

The men’s track and field team won the Wilkins Center Invitational on Sunday with a total of 178 points. Sophomore Michael Lotts and junior Chase Rosenthal both set school records. Lotts threw 17.48 meters in the weight throw to win the event and set the record, while Rosenthal ran an 8.25 60 meter hurdle in the preliminaries to set the record. The Eagles won a total of six events on the day. They will hope to continue their success on Friday and Saturday at the VMI Keydet Invitational.

The women’s swimming team swept four competitions in an event at Greensboro College, defeating Greensboro (131-16), William Peace (127-54), Warren Wilson (130-27), and Salem (131-28). In the 200 meter relay, Lauren Kokoski, Olivia Heeb-Wade, Genevieve Young and Kaitlyn Hilliker finished in first with a time of 2:06.96. Senior Genevieve Young won the 100 free (1:01.44), the 100 fly (1:07.78), and the 200 free (2:15.42). Bridgewater won a total of eleven events on the day, and will compete against Emory & Henry and Lees-McRae on Saturday at 1 pm.

The men went 2-1 at Greensboro on Saturday, beating Greensboro (96-62) and Warren Wilson (109-25) while losing to William Peace (90-83). Freshman Ryan Cunningham set a school record in the 200 yard freestyle at 1:57.02, while senior Dylan Shannon set a Bridgewater record in the 200 yard backstroke at 2:20.02. Sophomore Austin Bacon took the 500 free at 5:15.63 and tied for first in the 100 yard free at 53.77. The Eagles will be back in action at 1 pm on Saturday, when they travel to face Emory and Henry and Lees-McRae.