MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Playing on the road for the first time this season, the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team picked up a 70-38 win against Huntingdon College, Sunday, in Montgomery. The Panthers move to 4-1 on the season, while the Lady Hawks drop to 1-4.
Play stayed fairly even for the first 10 minutes of the game, with the teams playing to three ties with four lead changes up until the 9:41 mark of the first half, when BSC took over the lead for good, 12-10, on a layup by sophomore Laura Kneiss. The Panthers quickly expanded the lead to double digits, and led by 17, 34-17, at the half.
BSC remained in control for the duration of the game, and attained its largest lead of the game – 32 – twice down the stretch, ultimately winning by the same amount.
Freshman Alex Adams led with 13 points, while sophomore Ashton Spurgin led on the boards with seven rebounds. Junior Katelyn Wilson and freshman Morgen Aston led with two assists apiece, and freshman Stephanie Stanley led with four steals.
The Panthers shot 25-of-83 (30.1 percent) from the field, 5-of-26 (19.2 percent) from three-point range, and 15-of-26 (57.7 percent) at the free throw line.
For Huntingdon, Lori Bonds led with nine points, Chelsie Kilpatrick led with six rebounds, and Kayla Schuran led with three steals.
The Lady Hawks shot 15-of-46 (32.6 percent) overall, 3-of-12 (25 percent) on three-pointers, and 5-of-12 (41.7 percent) at the line.
BSC out-rebounded Huntingdon, 56-41. The Lady Hawks also committed 38 turnovers in the game, over twice as many as the Panthers, who had 17.
The Panthers are back at home this weekend hosting two conference games, taking on Centre College, Friday, at 6 p.m., and No. 7 DePauw University, Sunday, at noon.