VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball team was narrowly edged, 77-74, by Bridgewater Wednesday evening in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. With the result, the Marlins move to 2-6 on the season and go to 1-2 in conference play. Bridgewater earns its first win of the year, going to 1-6 overall (1-1 ODAC).
After a slow first quarter only scoring eight points, the Marlins offense began to catch fire as they scored 20 from five different players. Bridgewater would finish the half up 36-28 on the home side. In the third, the offense continued to roll as a pair of Mak McSweeney free throws narrowed the deficit to just one point before the start of the fourth.
Logan Carter would then give Virginia Wesleyan its first lead of the day as she nailed a 3-pointer to start the final stanza. Over the next five minutes the lead would exchange hands six times as both teams were finding their way to the hoop. Things were tied just, 70-70, just under the three-minute mark, but a couple Marlin misses and some good Eagle shooting from the charity stripe would hand the Marlins the loss.
Four players would finish just shy of double-doubles led by Sabrina Jones who finished with 17 points and nine boards. Behind her was Carter, who ended the day with 10 points and nine boards, both career-highs.
Jessica Jennings had an excellent day distributing the ball as she racked up eight assists to go along with 12 points and eight boards.
Women's basketball returns to the court at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts Hollins for another ODAC battle.