CONWAY, Ark.—After leading for most of the first half of the game, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team lost to Hendrix College, 71-65, Sunday afternoon at Grove Gymnasium in Conway, Ark.
BSC falls to 12-6 overall and 7-2 in the SCAC, while Hendrix moves to 8-9 overall and 5-4 in conference play.
The Panthers led for most of the time from the 15:03 mark of the first half before the Warriors tied things up, 31-31, at the half. Hendrix took over the lead for good at the 16:55 mark of the second half and proceeded to go up by 11, courtesy of a 12-0 run.
BSC was able to cut the lead to two, 60-58, with five minutes remaining, but the Warriors managed to maintain the lead down the stretch and came away with the six-point win.
Senior Katelyn Wilson led BSC with 16 points, and sophomore Caroline King chipped in a career-high 15 points. Junior Ashton Spurgin led with seven rebounds, junior Kristian Moody led with six assists, and junior Sam Davidson led with two steals. Sophomore Erin Moore also had two blocks.
Hendrix out-shot BSC both from the field (50 to 41.5 percent) and from three-point range (60 to 36.4 percent). The Panthers were more successful at the free throw line, though, hitting 86.7 percent to Hendrix's 61.5 percent showing.
The Warriors out-rebounded the Panthers, 31-25, and both teams struggled with turnovers (BSC had 24; Hendrix had 23).
BSC returns home next weekend, taking on Southwestern University, Friday, and Trinity University, Saturday. Both games tip off at 6 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.