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December 18, 2011

No. 16 Panthers win big on the road, defeat Sewanee 86-65

SEWANEE, Tenn.—Five different Panthers scored in double digits today in the No. 16 Birmingham-Southern basketball team's 86-65 road win against Sewanee in Juhan Gymnasium.

BSC moves to 8-1 and 2-1 in the SCAC; Sewanee falls to 5-3 overall and 1-2 in league action.

The Panthers scored the first basket of the game and led 12-4 by the 15:24 mark of the first half. At the 10:54 mark, the Panthers led by five, 20-15, and then proceeded to go on a 24-0 run, expanding the lead to 44-15 while holding Sewanee scoreless for nearly eight minutes. The Panthers led 52-22 at the half.

BSC maintained its large scoring margin in the second half, going up by as much as 36 before eventually winning by 21.

Senior Jasen Jonus and sophomore Griffin Schamp led the Panthers with 12 points apiece, while senior Caleb Lee and sophomore Nick Murphy recorded 11 points each and junior Kevin Kegarise scored 10. Jonus also led with eight rebounds, and Schamp led with four assists.

The Panthers shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the field, 39.1 percent (9-of-23) from three-point range, and 79.2 percent (19-of-24) from the free throw line.

BSC out-rebounded Sewanee 40-31, and turnovers were even at 13 for each team.

The Panthers are back in action after the holiday, traveling south to New Orleans for the Big Easy Challenge, where they will face Southern Maine on Thursday, Dec. 29, and Clark University on Friday, Dec. 30.