BC Sports Recap 2/8

Only One Game Played Last Week After Seven Cancellations

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Photo by Bridgewater Eagles Athletics

Junior forward Diamond Huskey goes up for a contested shot against Virginia Wesleyan University. The Eagles went on to win the game to continue their undefeated streak.

Zachary Gray, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – Last week’s sports schedule was filled with many sporting events, but Bridgewater College only hosted one game because of the cancellations due to COVID-19 complications. 

Women’s Basketball

BC’s lone game of the week featured the Eagles hosting the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan on  Tuesday, Feb. 9. The undefeated Eagles cruised past the Marlins with a 92-63 victory.

“All of my three years I’ve been here, that has been the most we’ve scored ever in a game. It was exciting to see because it’s something the whole team contributed to,” said junior forward Diamond Huskey. 

An offensive surge led to five BC players with double digit points on the night, with freshman guard Jada Gross leading the night in scoring with 19 points. 

Ahead by 15 at halftime, the Eagles returned to the second half even stronger, putting up 35 points in the third quarter to take an assertive 75-42 lead heading into the fourth quarter. 

The Eagles put up a whopping 111 shots and connected on 46 of them. This included 13 three-pointers — which senior guard Ahlia Moone contributed four and Gross with three. 

The Eagles shot 72.2% at the foul line, 41.8% from the field and 40.6% from beyond the three-point arch. 

It was the Eagle’s defense that made way for the field goal attempts, as the Eagles had 26 steals compared to the Marlin’s eight. 

The Marlins dropped to 0-4 in ODAC Conference play after the loss, while the Eagles moved to 4-0.

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team was slated to have three games last week, but due to COVID-19 they have been shut down until Feb. 21. The Eagles are currently 2-3 and hope to get back to .500 when they host Guilford next Sunday.  

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

The cross country teams were scheduled to compete in their first event at the Shenandoah Invitational on Feb. 7, but the event was cancelled. Both cross country teams are still waiting for their first event to be held. 

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team was scheduled to participate in the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday Feb. 13, but the event was cancelled. It was the first scheduled event for the women’s team and their next event is scheduled to be on March 11 at Mary Baldwin.