Panthers overpower Berry, 87-58

Box Score

The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team stayed perfect at home this season with an 87-58 win over Berry College this afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers move to 5-2 overall, including a 4-0 mark at home, while the Vikings fall to 2-5.

Junior Ashton Spurgin came off the bench to record a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Sam Davidson led BSC with 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Senior Katelyn Wilson and sophomore Alex Adams also chipped in 11 points each, and sophomore Erin Moore had 10 points.

BSC scored the first points of the game when Davison collected the opening tip and drove to the basket for a layup, and the Panthers would never trail, leading by as much as 17 before taking a 38-24 lead into the locker room at the half. BSC maintained a double-digit lead the entire second half, achieving its largest lead – 83-49 – with 2:21 left in the game.

Alesa Hammaker led Berry with 11 points, while Erica Crumley and Carol Lampley had 10 points each. Holly Compton led on the boards with 10 rebounds, and she also led with three assists.

BSC out-shot the Vikings in every category, hitting 25-of-58 (43.1 percent) from the field to Berry’s 19-of-70 (27.1 percent) shooting. The Panthers were 7-of-18 (38.9 percent) from three-point range and 30-of-38 (78.9 percent) at the free throw line, while Berry was 7-of-26 (26.9 percent) from beyond the arc and 13-of-24 (54.2 percent) at the line.

The Panthers pulled down 50 rebounds to the Vikings’ 46, and turnovers were nearly even as BSC had 14 and Berry had 15.

BSC is on the road next weekend, traveling to Texas to face East Texas Baptist University on Saturday, University of Dallas on Sunday, and LeTourneau University on Monday. The Panthers then return home to resume conference play against Sewanee at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.