ATLANTA—After leading for nearly the entire second half, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team lost to Oglethorpe in the last minute of the game, 69-67, Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.
The Panthers fall to 14-8 overall and 9-4 in the SCAC, while the Stormy Petrels move to 5-16 overall and 4-9 in conference play.
Oglethorpe led by a small margin for much of the first half before the Panthers took over the lead at the 2:59 mark on a three-pointer from sophomore Lauren Parks. BSC led 36-35 at the half, and stayed in the lead for all but the final minute of the second half, when a three-pointer from Sarah Jones tied it up, 67-67, with 56 seconds on the clock. Neither team was able to score until there were six seconds remaining, when OU's Katie Weeks made a layup to put the Petrels ahead for the first time since the 4:28 mark of the first half. BSC was unable to make another shot before time ran out.
Senior Katelyn Wilson led the Panthers with 15 points, followed by sophomore Alex Adams with 11 points. Adams and junior Ashton Spurgin led BSC with eight rebounds apiece, and junior Kristian Moody led with three assists. Spurgin and sophomore Erin Moore also led with three steals each.
OU out-shot BSC both from the field (44.4 to 34.3 percent) and from three-point range (43.8 to 41.2 percent). The Panthers were more successful from the free throw line, hitting 12-of-19 while the Petrels hit 6-of-10.
BSC out-rebounded OU, 44-42, while committing only seven turnovers, half as many as the Petrels.
The Panthers are on the road again for their next game, traveling to Memphis to face Rhodes, Saturday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.