HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Freshmen Caroline King and Melanie Short led the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team with 10 points apiece in an 82-50 road win against Oakwood University, Thursday evening in Huntsville, Ala. The Panthers move to 12-10 with the win.
BSC jumped out to a 4-0 lead to open the game, but two free throws and a three-pointer by Oakwood put the Lady Ambassadors up 5-4 for their only lead of the game. The Panthers went on a 19-1 run after that, going up 23-6, and led by as much as 28, 40-12, before leading 42-18 at the half.
The Panthers kept a comfortable lead for the duration of the game, leading by as much as 39, 65-26, before winning by 32, 82-50.
King and Short led with 10 points apiece, and sophomore Laura Kneiss led with seven rebounds. Freshman Alex Adams led with five assists, and Short, King, and junior Katelyn Wilson led with three steals each.
For Oakwood, Kim Pointer led with 12 points, followed by Jamie Payne and Courtney White with 11 points each. Antoinette Berry led with nine rebounds.
BSC shot 30-of-64 (46.9 percent) from the field, 8-of-25 (32 percent) from three-point range, and 14-of-23 (60.9 percent) from the free throw line. Oakwood shot 15-of-56 (26.8 percent) overall, 2-of-3 (66.7 percent) from three, and 18-of-22 (81.8 percent) from the line.
The Panthers out-rebounded the Lady Ambassadors, 43-39, and committed 10 less turnovers than Oakwood with 17.
BSC is at home for the last time this Saturday, Feb. 13, taking on Rhodes College at 3 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.