BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Led by sophomore Courtney Gibson with 18 points and senior Fredreka Burrell with 12 points and six assists, the Birmingham-Southern (4-2) women's basketball team defeated Huntingdon College (2-1), 93-53, Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum.
The Panther scored the first basket of the game and led the entire game, going up by 18, 28-10, at the 9:27 mark, and leading by as much as 25, 44-19, at the 2:03 mark of the first half.
In the second half, BSC continued to build its lead, going up by 37, 69-32, at the 10:05 mark, then leading by 44, 89-45, for its largest margin at the 3:21 mark.
All 14 of BSC's players saw time on the court and scored at least two points, led by Gibson with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field, including a 4-of-4 showing from three-point land. Burrell chipped in 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting and dished out six assists, and freshman Monecia Miller led on the boards with seven rebounds. Senior Danielle Harbor also led with four steals.
For the Lady Hawks, Meagan Jackson and Tiffany Jordan led with 10 points apiece, and Jordan also led with eight rebounds and seven steals. Dusti Doss also recorded four blocks.
The Panthers shot 48.5 percent (33-of-68) from the field, 47.4 percent (9-of-19) on three-pointers, and 75 percent (18-of-24) from the free throw line, while Huntingdon shot 31.7 percent (20-of-63) overall, 33.3 percent (6-of-18) from three-point range, and 50 percent (7-of-14) from the line.
BSC out-rebounded Huntingdon, 52-35, and the Lady Hawks committed 26 turnovers to the Panthers' 19.
BSC is on the road for its next two games, traveling to face Judson College this Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in Marion, Ala., and Huntingdon, Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. in Montgomery, Ala. The Panthers then return home on Tuesday, Dec. 16, to take on Maryville College.