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December 20, 2010

BSC powers past LeTourneau, 65-53

Box Score

LONGVIEW, Texas—
The Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team rebounded with a win today after two straight losses, defeating LeTourneau University, 65-53. The Panthers move to 6-4, while LeTourneau drops to 2-9.

LeTourneau led for the first few minutes of the game, but BSC took over the lead for good at the 13:03 mark on a three-pointer by sophomore Caroline King. The Panthers led by nine, 30-21, at the half.

The Yellow Jackets cut the BSC lead to three within the first three minutes of the second half, but the Panthers scored seven unanswered points to go up by 10, and maintained a comfortable lead for the remainder of the game, going up by as much as 17, twice, before winning by 12.

Senior Katelyn Wilson led BSC with 12 points, followed by King and sophomore Alex Adams with 11 points each and junior Kristian Moody with 10 points. Adams also led with nine rebounds, while Moody led with three assists and four steals.

BSC out-shot LeTourneau from the field, 34 to 33.3 percent, and from three-point range, 34.8 to 10 percent, but the Yellow Jackets went 16-of-18 (88.9 percent) from the line while the Panthers were 23-of-31 (74.2 percent).

The Panthers out-rebounded LeTourneau, 44-30, but also committed more turnovers with 18 to the Yellow Jackets' 14.

BSC takes a break for the holidays before returning home to take on Sewanee on New Year's Eve at 3 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.