The Eagles (11-11, 6-7 ODAC) shot 58 percent from the field (18-of-31) in the first half on their way to a 16-point, 44-28, lead over SU (5-17, 1-12).
In the second half, BC shot an even 50 percent (18-of-36) as it expanded its lead out to a maximum of 23 points before coasting home to the 22-point win.
The Eagles had a pair of first half runs, one 6-0 and the other 11-0, to fuel the halftime lead. Bridgewater held Shenandoah scoreless over the final 3:17 of the half to turn a five-point lead into a 16-point advantage.
Shenandoah ate into the Bridgewater lead to cut the deficit to nine points, 60-51, with 11:38 remaining only to see the Eagles score eight straight points in a span of 1:41 to push the lead back out to 17 with 9:57 left.
SU would get no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.
The loss, combined with Randolph's win over Emory and Henry, officially eliminates the Hornets from ODAC Tournament consideration. SU is four games behind ninth-place Randolph with three to play and Eastern Mennonite, currently tied for 10th with Ferrum, holds the tiebreaker over both the Hornets and Panthers.
- Bridgewater leads the all-time series 14-5 and has won 10 of the 12 meetings since SU joined the ODAC in 2012-13.
- Alan Dabney led the Hornets with 20 points
- Jaylen Williams, Christopher Chaney and Jason Tate all scored in double figures
- Dabney also had a team-high seven rebounds
- Shenandoah shot 39 percent (27-of-69)
- Bridgewater had a 42-39 edge on the glass
- Following Saturday's game at Lynchburg, SU completes its season with home games versus Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday and Randolph College Saturday.