No. 19 Panthers notch 66-58 win against Trinity

Caleb Lee
Caleb Lee

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The 19th-ranked Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its eighth straight game with a 66-58 win over Trinity University on the road, Saturday evening.

The Panthers now stand at 14-1 on the season, including a 6-1 mark in the SCAC, putting them alone at the top of the SCAC East Division standings. The Tigers fall to 10-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference.

BSC jumped to a 7-0 lead to start the game, five of those points coming from junior Kevin Kegarise. Trinity answered with 10 straight points to take a 10-7 lead, and the remainder of the half was tight, with the teams trading leads several times and standing at a 30-30 tie at halftime.

The Panthers opened the second half with a 10-1 run, going up 40-31, and stayed ahead of the Tigers the rest of the way. BSC led by as much as 15 before clinching the 66-58 win.

Senior Caleb Lee led BSC with 14 points, shooting 4-of-5 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line. Senior Jasen Jonus also scored 12 points, and sophomore Nick Murphy had 11. Junior Zac Richards led with eight rebounds and junior Blaise White had four assists and three steals.

BSC shot 48.9 percent (23-of-47) from the field, 42.9 percent (6-of-14) from three-point land, and 73.7 percent (14-of-19) at the line.

The Panthers out-rebounded the Tigers, 37-24, but also committed 21 turnovers to Trinity's 15.

BSC returns home next weekened to take on Austin College, Friday, and University of Dallas, Saturday, both at 8 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.