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Shannon Kuhn led the Hornets in Tuesday night's victory at Bridgewater College with 10 points and seven rebounds. Kuhn drained a three-pointer during SU's 11-4 run to open the fourth quarter.
Shannon Kuhn led the Hornets in Tuesday night's victory at Bridgewater College with 10 points and seven rebounds. Kuhn drained a three-pointer during SU's 11-4 run to open the fourth quarter.

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Visiting Shenandoah University earned its third ODAC women's basketball road victory of the season Tuesday night with a 73-62 win at Bridgewater College.

Shenandoah (7-7, 3-4 ODAC) led 18-17 after one and 35-33 at the break on its way to its second straight win over Bridgewater (9-5, 4-4).

Leading 50-44 after three, the Hornets scored nine of the first 11 points of the fourth to seal the victory.

Ashley Stone led four women in double figures with 23 points with Shannon Kuhn, Jordan Sondrol and McKenzie Mathis adding 10 points each.

The Hornets were 25-of-31 from the line (81 percent).

THE RUNDOWN

1st Quarter

The first quarter featured 13 lead changes and one tie as the two teams were never separated by more than two points. Mathis gave the Hornets the final lead of the period on a jumper with 1:59 to play.

2nd Quarter

Freshman Olivia Weinel scored four points in the final two minutes of the stanza to key an 8-2 Shenandoah run and give the Hornets a 35-33 halftime lead. Bridgewater had led by six, 26-20, with 7:09 remaining before SU scored 11 of the game's next 15 points to take a 31-30 lead following a Brianna Turner free throw at 3:12.

3rd Quarter

Shenandoah expanded its lead to six points by the end of the third thanks to a 15-point quarter

4th Quarter

SU pulled further away from the Eagles, opening the fourth with a 11-4 run good for a 13-point lead. BC answered back, cutting the deficit down to six. Sarah Donley drained a three-point jumper at the two-minute mark to put the game away for Shenandoah.

QUOTE FROM COACH

"Everyone stepped up today to come up with a big conference win," assistant coach Aby Diop, who led the team in Coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft's absence, said. "The scoring was balanced throughout the night and we came up with big stops and rebounds in the fourth quarter giving us the advantage tonight."

UP NEXT

The Hornets visit the Batten Center in Virginia Beach on Thursday for a 7 p.m. ODAC contest at Virginia Wesleyan.

GAME NOTES

  • Jordan Sondrol led the team in rebounds with eight, Sierra St. Cyr and Kuhn added seven boards each.
  • Brianna Turner recorded a game-high three blocks.
  • Shenandoah played without head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft, who missed her first game in six seasons at Shenandoah due to civic duty obligations.
  • Assistant coach Aby Diop ran the team in Smeltzer-Kraft's absence.
  • Bridgewater owns a 9-3 edge in the all-time series
  • Shenandoah shot 40 percent (22-of-55) and had a 46-42 advantage on the glass