MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Led by sophomore Courtney Gibson with 18 points, the Birmingham-Southern (6-2) women's basketball team defeated Huntingdon College (3-2), 77-53, Saturday afternoon in Roland Arena.
The Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the game, going up 10-2 by the 7:13 mark and leading by as much as 21, twice, in the first half before taking a 48-30 lead into the locker room at halftime.
BSC maintained its double-digit lead for the entire second half as well, with its largest lead -- 77-51 -- coming at the 1:24 mark before the eventual 24-point victory.
Gibson led all players with her 18-point outing, going 6-of-7 from the field, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. Sophomore Katelyn Wilson was also in double digits with 14 points, and senior Elyse Clay led on the boards with 12 rebounds.
Lori Bonds led Huntingdon with 16 points, while Tiffany Jordan led with nine rebounds and Dusti Doss had a game-high four blocks.
The Panthers shot 37.5 percent (27-of-72) from the field, 47.6 percent (10-of-21) on three-pointers, and 76.5 percent (13-of-17) at the free throw line. The Lady Hawks shot 32.2 percent (19-of-59) overall, 20 percent (4-of-20) from three-point range, and 47.8 percent (11-of-23) at the stripe.
BSC is back in action at home this Tuesday, Dec. 16, taking on Maryville College at 6 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.