Adams leads Panthers past Southwestern, 75-57

Box Score

Freshman Alex Adams went 7-of-10 from the field for 17 points to help lead the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team to a 75-57 victory against Southwestern University, Saturday, in Georgetown, Texas. BSC moves to 9-10 overall and 4-7 in SCAC play, while the Pirates drop to 8-12 overall and 4-7 in the league.

Southwestern led for the first 10 minutes of the game, going up by as much as eight, 10-2, at the 16:34 mark. The Panthers achieved their first lead of the game, 14-13, at the 10:44 mark on a layup by freshman Erin Moore. The Pirates tied things up twice after that before BSC pulled ahead for good, 21-19, at the 7:17 mark on a pair of free throws by Moore. The Panthers used a 15-2 run to increase their lead to 34-21 at the 4:57 mark, and led by 17, 52-35, at the half.

BSC was able to maintain a comfortable lead for the entire second half, leading by as much as 21, 75-54, with 2:50 left in the game before eventually winning by 18, 75-57.

Adams led all players with 17 points and also led BSC with four rebounds, while freshman Stephanie Stanley was also in double digits with 10 points. Sophomore Sam Davidson led with four assists, and Adams and freshman Caroline King led with three steals each.

Shea Seagraves led the Pirates with 15 points, while Jessica Herbst and Staley Mullins led with six rebounds each. Narisa Trammell led with five assists.

BSC shot 43.9 percent from the field, including a 55.2 percent performance in the first half. The Panthers also shot 31.6 percent from three-point range and an impressive 90.5 percent at the free throw line. Southwestern shot 39.6 percent overall, 18.2 percent from three, and 68 percent at the charity stripe.

Rebounding was fairly even as the Pirates grabbed 35 and the Panthers pulled down 34, but SU committed 23 turnovers to BSC’s 14.

BSC returns home next weekend for more conference action, taking on Oglethorpe, Friday, at 6 p.m., and Sewanee, Sunday, at 1 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.