King leads Panthers to 64-46 conference win against Oglethorpe

Caroline King
Caroline King

ATLANTA—Junior Caroline King scored 19 points, and three other Panthers were in double digits in the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team's 64-46 victory against Oglethorpe, Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.

The Panthers even their record at 3-3, while the Stormy Petrels fall to 2-5 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

With the exception of the first five minutes, and a one-point lead at the eight-minute mark, BSC led for most of the first half, leading by as much as eight, three times, including at the end of the period.

BSC expanded out to a double-digit lead quickly in the second half, scoring six unanswered points to start and out-scoring Oglethorpe 11-2 in the first four minutes. The Panthers led by as much as 19, and the Petrels were able to cut it to 10, twice, before BSC eventually won by 18.

King led all players with her 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 5-of-6 from three-point range. Senior Sam Davison and junior Alex Adams also scored 12 points each, and senior Kristian Moody had 11. King also led with nine rebounds, and she and Moody led with three assists each.

The Panthers shot well from the field, hitting 42 percent (21-of-50). BSC was 10-of-27 (37 percent) from three-point range and 12-of-17 (70.6 percent) from the free throw line. OU struggled offensively, shooting 30.9 percent (17-of-55) overall and 18.2 percent (2-of-11) from beyond the arc.

BSC out-rebounded OU, 41-31, but also committed 26 turnovers, seven more than Oglethorpe.

The Panthers are back in action next Sunday, Dec. 11, facing New Orleans at 2 p.m. at home in Bill Battle Coliseum.