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Women's Basketball Topped By Bears, 73-62

Women's Basketball Topped By Bears, 73-62

THE BASICS
Score:
Bridgewater State 73, Dean College 62
Records: Bridgwater State (2-4), Dean College (2-5)
Location: Pieri Gym, Franklin, Mass. 
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM

THE LEAD:
Despite huge double-doubles from Alexah Potter (East Hartford, Conn.) and Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.), the Dean College Bulldogs were upended by Bridgewater St. 73-62, in non-league action in Franklin, Mass. on Thursday. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Dean led 21-18 after the first quarter, powered by six points and a whopping nine rebounds from Potter in the first frame alone. 

Bridgewater bounced back in the second quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs by 11 to take a 39-31 lead into the half. 

An evenly matched third quarter finished with the Bears leading 54-44.  The Bulldogs threatened in the final quarter. A layup from Rudder cut the lead to six with almost half the final period gone.  Moments later, two Rudder free throws cut the lead to four.  A layup from Potter on the next possesion trimmed the deficit to two with five minutes left, but Dean could never pull even.

Bridgewater wrestled the momentum back and outscored the Bulldogs 15-6 down the stretch to hang on for the victory. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Potter finished with 17 points and 18 rebounds while Rudder contributed 15 points and 13 rebounds.  Sadie Homer (North Easton, Mass.) scored 14 points, added seven assists, five rebounds, and four steals. 

UP NEXT:
Dean hosts New England College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action on Saturday at 1 p.m.