MONTGOMERY, Ala. – With three Panthers scoring in double digits, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team defeated Judson College, 86-42, Saturday at the Coca-Cola/Huntingdon Classic. BSC moves to 3-1 on the season, while the Lady Eagles fall to 0-7.
Play was fairly even for the first five minutes of the game, after which the Panthers began to pull ahead, going up by 10, 14-4, at the 12:35 mark and expanding the lead to 17, 23-6, at the 9:37 mark. Judson fought back to cut the lead to nine, 25-16, with 3:52 left in the half, but BSC used a 12-3 run to end the half and took a 37-19 lead into the half.
The Panthers kept their double-digit lead in the second half and kept building on it, eventually winning by 44, 86-42.
Freshman Brandy Broussard led the Panthers with 12 points, going 4-of-7 from the field, while freshman Laura Kneiss posted 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and sophomore Katelyn Wilson had 10 points. Broussard, Kneiss, and Wilson also led BSC with five rebounds apiece, and senior Danielle Harbor and freshman Sam Davidson led with five assists each.
For Judson, Kelly Patton led with 12 points and six rebounds.
BSC out-rebounded the Lady Eagles, 45-32, and committed 13 turnovers to Judson's 22.
The Panthers also shot well, going 31-of-60 (51.7 percent) from the field and 7-of-16 (43.8 percent) on three-pointers. Judson struggled from the field, hitting 15-of-60 (25 percent) overall and 5-of-26 (19.2 percent) from three-point range. The Lady Eagles were more effective at the free throw line, however, going 7-of-10 (70 percent) to BSC's 17-of-26 (65.4 percent).
BSC returns home for its next two games with a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game against Rhodes this Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m., and a non-conference game against Huntingdon next Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m., both in Bill Battle Coliseum.