ATLANTA, Ga. – Erin Moore and Melanie Short combined for 28 points to lead the Birmingham-Southern Women's Basketball team to an 81-64 Southern Athletic Associations win over Oglethorpe Friday Dorough Fieldhouse.
The Panthers improved to 12-12 overall and are 7-6 in the SAA while Oglethorpe fell to 5-19 overall and 3-10 in conference play.
Moore scored 14 points and went 7-of-8 from the floor with four assists and Short also pitched in 14 points with five rebounds along with four assists and two steals. Alex Adams led BSC with seven rebounds and added 11 points in the process.
Trailing 12-9, BSC went on a 10-2 run to build a 21-14 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers by Alex Adams and Caroline King with 9:07 left in the first half.
Jane Romano gave BSC a 33-23 lead with 4:21 to go and Short made a pair of free throws to give BSC a 40-33 halftime lead.
The Panthers shot 54 percent, making 16-of-30 shots in the first half, and made 14-of-27 shots in the second half for 51 percent, finishing the night 30-of-57. BSC also wend 9-of-18 from beyond the arc.
Kelsey Brown's 3-pointer gave BSC a 51-37 on the end of a 7-0 run at the 16:48 mark of the second half and three minutes later the Panthers held a 61-41 lead on a King layup with 13:14 to go in the contest.
BSC gained its biggest lead of 23 points after a Stefanie Kaiser 3-pointer pushed the lead to 75-52 with 3:36 remaining.
Kalin Williams went 11-of-14 shots to lead the Stormy Petrels with 29 points and five rebounds.
Birmingham-Southern closes out the two-game road trip against Berry College on Sunday at noon.