December 31, 2010

Panthers cruise to 90-48 victory over Sewanee

Box Score

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team returned home after the holiday break and made easy work of Sewanee today, winning 90-48 in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers move to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in SCAC play, while the Tigers fall to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the SCAC.

Sewanee fouled BSC in the opening minute of the game and sent senior Katelyn Wilson to the free throw line, where she sank them both to put the Panthers up for good, as they would never trail. BSC out-scored Sewanee 18-4 in the first eight-and-a-half minutes of the game, and increased the lead to 24 by the half, 44-20.

The Panthers kept the wide margin for the duration of the game, and achieved their largest lead at the closing buzzer, 90-48.

Wilson and junior Kristian Moody led with 12 points apiece, while sophomore Erin Moore posted 10 points. Sophomore Alex Adams led on the boards with eight caroms, and Wilson also led with four assists.

For Sewanee, Claire Elliott led with a game-high 17 points, and Dani Kabbes led with eight rebounds. Logan Miller led with three assists.

BSC out-shot Sewanee in every category, going 33-of-79 (41.8 percent) from the field to the Tigers’ 16-of-53 (30.2 percent) performance. The Panthers were 11-of-30 (36.7 percent) from three-point range, while Sewanee was 7-of-34 (20.6 percent), and BSC went 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) at the line while the Tigers were 9-of-18 (50 percent).

The Panthers pulled down a season-high 56 rebounds to Sewanee’s 36, and committed a season-low six turnovers to the Tigers’ 15.

BSC is at home again this Sunday, Jan. 2, facing Oglethorpe at 1 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.