Davidson leads Panthers past Centre, 70-57

Box Score

With a career-high 19 points, junior Sam Davidson led the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team past Centre College, 70-57, Sunday afternoon in Alumni Gymnasium. The Panthers move to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in SCAC play.

Junior Ashton Spurgin also had a career night with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting, while sophomore Melanie Short chipped in 11 points. Sophomore Alex Adams led with nine rebounds, while Spurgin also pulled down eight boards. Davidson also led with five steals, and senior Katelyn Wilson led with three assists.

BSC had control of the lead for most of the first half, with the Colonels' only lead coming by one, 7-6, at the 14:17 mark. Although Centre stayed on their heels, tying it up twice after that, BSC led 32-26 at the half.

The Panthers jumped out to a more comfortable lead in the second half, although the Colonels cut it to three, three times, BSC was always able to stay ahead, going up by as much as 16 down the stretch before winning by 13.

BSC shot 42.3 percent (22-of-52) for the game, including a 47.6 percent (10-of-21) performance from three-point land. The Panthers were 88.9 percent (16-of-18) at the free throw line, and out-rebounded the Colonels 37-35. BSC turned it over 19 times, though, to Centre's 15 turnovers.

BSC returns home for its next game, hosting Berry College next Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.