January 24, 2014

Curry, Bromirski lead BSC past Hendrix, 55-43

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Elizabeth Bromirski recorded her fifth double-double of the season Friday night, helping the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team defeat Hendrix, 55-43, at home in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers move to 7-9 overall and 3-2 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Warriors fall to 7-9 and 1-4 in the SAA.

Bromirski recorded 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win, while sophomore Ashley Curry led all players with 16 points, 11 of those coming in the first half alone.

BSC, playing at home for the first time since Jan. 5, led for all but the first few minutes of the game, pulling ahead for good at the 13:14 mark on a jumper by sophomore Jane Romano. The Panthers led for the rest of the half, and were up 28-20 at halftime.

The Panthers opened the second half with a 9-0 run to pull up 37-20 by the 16:28 mark. The closest Hendrix would come was cutting it to seven, 44-37, at the 6:36 mark, before eventually losing to BSC by 12, 55-43.

Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler led the Warriors with 13 points, and Jamie Tate led all players with 13 boards.

BSC out-shot Hendrix from the field but was only 2-11 from three-point range. The Panthers stepped to the free throw line far more frequently, though, shooting 17-23 while the Warriors were 5-5.

Hendrix held the advantage in rebounding, 51-47, and turned the ball over 17 times, once more than the Panthers.

BSC is at home again this Sunday, hosting Rhodes at 1 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.