December 3, 2009

Panther Basketball opens conference action at home this weekend with two doubleheaders

Women's Live Stats
Men's Live Stats

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –
The Birmingham-Southern men’s and women’s basketball teams are both at home twice this weekend, opening Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference action with a 6 p.m. doubleheader against Centre College, Friday, and a noon doubleheader against DePauw University, Sunday, all in Bill Battle Coliseum.

On the women’s side, the Panthers are 4-1, having most recently defeated Huntingdon on the road, Sunday, 70-38. Freshman forward Alex Adams leads the team in both scoring (11.2ppg) and rebounding (7.0rpg), while sophomore Sam Davidson and freshman Caroline King lead with 2.6 assists per game, junior Katelyn Wilson and freshman Stephanie Stanley lead with 2.2 steals per game, and sophomore Erin Jackson leads with 1.0 block per game. Adams ranks 10th in the SCAC in rebounding and 11th in field goal percentage (.478), and Davidson leads the conference with a perfect field goal percentage on 14 tries. Wilson and Stanley also rank eighth in the league in steals.

The Panther men are undefeated at 4-0 on the season after an 81-71 overtime road win against Pensacola Christian College this past Sunday. Sophomore Jasen Jonus and senior Aaron Parr lead the team in scoring with 16.3 and 15.0 points per game, respectively, while freshman Blaise White leads with 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.8 steals per contest. Jonus is tied for first in the conference averaging 4.0 three-pointers a game, and is tied for seventh in the SCAC in scoring and ninth in field goal percentage (.458), while Parr ranks 13th in scoring and 10th in field goal percentage (.444). Parr is also tied for first in the league in free throw percentage with a perfect 11-of-11 record, and is tied with Jonus for sixth with 2.0 steals per game. White ranks first in steals and 11th in assists.

The Centre women stand at 2-3 on the season having lost their last three contests, and the Centre men are 1-3. The BSC women are 3-1 all-time against the Colonels after splitting last season, while the BSC men are 0-4 against Centre.

The DePauw women, who are ranked 20th in the nation in the latest USA Today/ESPN/WBCA poll, are 3-2 entering Friday night’s game against Rhodes College, while the DePauw men are 4-0. Both the BSC men and women are 1-3 all-time against the Tigers.

All home games in Bill Battle Coliseum feature a live game tracker, available here.