The Roanoke College women’s basketball team fell to 3-5 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and 6-1 overall with a loss to Bridgewater College Saturday. The Maroons dropped a 67-58 decision in Bridgewater.
A Molly Hassell three-pointer four minutes into the game gave RC a 7-6 lead and sparked a 13-5 run for the Maroons to close the opening quarter, with a Madeline Suhr basket giving RC a 19-11 lead. A three-point play by Suhr gave Roanoke a 24-16 advantage with five minutes to go in the first-half, but Bridgewater closed the second quarter with a 15-4 run to take a 31-28 halftime advantage into the locker room.
The Eagles took a 41-33 edge with 5:52 left in the third quarter before the Maroons scored six of the next seven points, closing within three at 42-39 following a pair of Allison Livengood free-throws. BC would score back-to-back baskets to close the quarter to lead 46-39 heading into the fourth. The Eagles would push the gap to 10 halfway through the fourth quarter when a Sydni Carey bucket made it 55-45.
The Maroons were able to cut it to a four-point deficit when a Hassell three-pointer would make it a 62-58 game with 1:20 to go. That would be as close as Roanoke would get as BC scored five straight points to close the game.
Roanoke was scheduled to host Guilford on Wednesday, followed by a 2 pm game at Randolph-Macon this Saturday.