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February 4, 2011

Panthers survive at Sewanee, 60-58

SEWANEE, Tenn.—Led by sophomore Alex Adams with 18 points and 17 rebounds, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team defeated Sewanee on the road, 60-58, Friday evening in the Fowler Center.

BSC moves to 14-7 overall and 9-3 in SCAC play; Sewanee falls to 2-18 overall and 0-11 in the league.

The Panthers led for most of the first half, going up by as much as 13, three times, and led 33-28 at the half. BSC maintained a modest lead for much of the second half as well, achieving its largest lead, 47-38, with 12 minutes left in the game. Sewanee was able to tie things up at the four- and two-minute marks, but the Panthers stayed one step ahead of the Tigers for the two-point victory.

Adams and Sewanee's Dana Middleton led all scorers with 18 points each, while Adams led with her game-high 17 rebounds. Sewanee's Claire Elliott added 16 points as well, while BSC sophomores Melanie Short and Caroline King recorded 12 and 10 points, respectively. Clarissa Medley led Sewanee with eight rebounds, and junior Kristian Moody led BSC with a game-high five assists. Short and Sewanee's Dani Kabbes also had three blocks apiece.

The Panthers out-rebounded the Tigers 58-33, and out-shot them from the field, 36.2 to 34.5 percent. BSC struggled from beyond the arc, hitting 4-of-28 (14.3 percent) to Sewanee's 10-of-30 (33.3 percent).

BSC is on the road again this Sunday, taking on Oglethorpe at noon in Atlanta.