VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's basketball team fell, 91-85 in overtime, to Bridgewater Wednesday evening in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. With the result the Marlins move to 4-5 on the season and 2-1 in conference action. The Eagles go to 6-2 on the year (3-1).
The Marlins controlled much of the first half, taking a 44-33 after two quarters of play. Sabrina Jones played a large part in that first stanza as the transfer-student was just two boards shy of a double-double (10pts / 8reb).
In the second half, the Eagles brought more pressure often befuddling the Marlin offense with a full court press. VWU would escape that period with a seven-point lead. Bridgewater kept attacking though, eventually taking the lead with just two minutes to go. The team's would exchange buckets down to the wire, with the Eagles holding two-point lead with 12 ticks left on the clock. The Marlins would get an inbound play underneath the hoop where Holmes would find Harris who nailed a deep two to tie it up and send it into overtime.
In the extra period, the Eagles were able to make their shots, leading to the Bridgewater victory.
The Marlins offense saw all of its offense come from the starting five, including four players going for double-digit scoring. Harris came away with 35 points on the night, just two shy of her career-high. The senior also moved into second on the VWU All-Time career scoring list as her 1,563 points bypassed Stacy Carr ('96-'90).
Amanda Gerni also had a solid evening as she tagged the Eagles for a season-high 23 points.
Women's basketball will resume action at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the team heads to Lynchburg to take on the Hornets.