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Women's Basketball wins big at home in 82-55 victory over Huntingdon

photo by Jimmy Mitchell
photo by Jimmy Mitchell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After leading 54-16 at the half, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team went on to defeat in-state rival Huntingdon 82-55 Saturday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.

BSC moves to 3-0, marking the best start since the 2009-10 season. The Hawks fell to 3-1 with their first loss.

BSC had pulled out to a 15-5 lead by the 3:18 mark of the first period and led 24-11 at the end of the period. The Panthers out-scored the Hawks 30-5 in the second period to lead 54-16 at halftime.

Huntingdon out-scored BSC 19-17 in the third period and 20-11 in the fourth, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Panthers' large lead, ending in an 82-55 victory for the home team.

Senior Yorisha Bryant led all players with 21 points, going 7-11 from the field and 7-10 at the free throw line, and led BSC with eight rebounds. Senior Ashley Curry added 11 points, shooting 4-8, and junior Jasmynn Batts posted 10 points.

BSC is back in action at home on Tuesday, Nov. 24, hosting Covenant at 6 p.m.