ATLANTA, Ga.—After trailing by one with less than four minutes left, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team used a 12-3 run to finish the game and win 65-57 against Oglethorpe, Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House in Atlanta.
The Panthers move to 9-10 overall and 5-3 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Stormy Petrels fall to 4-15 overall and 2-6 in the SAA.
After the teams were tied 10-10 at the 13:48 mark of the first half, BSC used a 12-1 run over the next six minutes to pull ahead 22-11, but Oglethorpe responded with nine straight points to cut it back to 22-20 with 2:15 left in the half. The Panthers stayed just ahead of the Petrels, and a three-pointer from sophomore Ashley Curry as time expired put BSC up 31-24 at halftime.
The second half consisted of several runs by each team. Oglethorpe opened the second half with an 11-0 run to pull ahead 35-31, and in turn BSC scored 13 straight points to go up 44-35. The Petrels then put together a 15-5 run to close the gap, leading 50-49 with 7:07 left to play. There were several ties and lead changes after that point, and Oglethorpe led 54-53 with 3:52 left in the game when BSC used a 12-3 run (including senior Elizabeth Bromirski scoring six of her 17 points) to finish the game, winning 65-57.
Bromirski led the Panthers with 17 points, followed by Curry and sophomore Kelsey Brown with 14 points each. Bromirsky, Curry, and freshman Laura van Peursem led with six rebounds apiece, and Bromirski also led with three assists while van Peursem had two blocks.
OU's Emily Buck led all players with 25 points.
The Panthers are back on the road next weekend, traveling to Conway, Ark., to face Hendrix on Friday, Feb. 7, and then Memphis, Tenn., to face Rhodes on Sunday, Feb. 9.