Panthers win big in final home game of 2009, defeat Huntingdon 100-54

Box Score

Led by freshman Stephanie Stanley with 12 points, the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team defeated in-state rival Huntingdon College, 100-54, Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers move to 6-2 on the season, while the Lady Hawks fall to 1-6.

Huntingdon scored the first basket of the game but it was the only time the Lady Hawks would lead, as BSC quickly tied it up and then took over the lead, going up by double digits within the first five minutes and never looking back. The Panthers led by as much as 28 in the first half at the 3:53 mark before taking a 47-22 lead into the locker room at halftime.

BSC went up by 30 at the 15:34 mark of the second half, 58-28, and then led by 41, 72-31, at the 12:17 mark. The Panthers’ largest lead – 46 – came at the 29-second mark, 99-53, and at the final buzzer, 100-54.

Sunday’s game marked the first time that the Panthers have scored 100 points in a game since Nov. 28, 2007, when they defeated Judson College 100-33 in Bill Battle.

Stanley led all scorers with 12 points, while sophomore Laura Kneiss led BSC with seven rebounds and freshman Alex Adams led with four assists.

Lori Bonds led Huntingdon with nine points, Whitney Toole led with eight rebounds, and Devin Douglas recorded three steals.

BSC shot 49.3 percent (33-of-67) from the field, 48.1 percent (13-of-27) from three-point range, and 65.6 percent (21-of-32) from the free throw line. The Lady Hawks shot 32.7 percent (16-of-49) overall, 10 percent (1-of-10) from three, and 60 percent (21-of-35) at the stripe.

Huntingdon out-rebounded BSC, 45-40, but committed 30 turnovers to the Panthers’ 13.

BSC takes a break for the holidays before returning to action Tuesday, Dec. 29, against Emory in Atlanta at 2 p.m. ET.