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2016-17 Birmingham-Southern Women's Basketball News

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    February 26, 2017
    SAA Tournament: Panthers Fall 60-55 in Championship BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team fell in the Southern Athletic Association championship game Sunday afternoon 60-55 to Hendrix College in Bill Battle Coliseum. Jothani Dixon (Tuscumbia, Ala./Deshler HS) and Laura Van Peursem (Huntsville, Ala./Randolph HS) earned all-tournament honors for their play this weekend.
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    February 25, 2017
    SAA Tournament: BSC Headed to Championship After Win BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team will get a chance to defend its tournament title Sunday after defeating Oglethorpe University 72-56 in the semifinals of the 2017 Southern Athletic Association Tournament. BSC (17-10) shot 66.7 percent from the floor in the fourth quarter to secure its second consecutive trip to the championship game.
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    February 24, 2017
    Olsen Newcomer of the Year, Ricks Coach of the Year BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball saw four Panthers recognized on Southern Athletic Association All-Conference teams headlined by SAA Newcomer of the Year Emilee Olsen (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter HS). Head Coach Mike Ricks was named coach of the year for leading the panthers to their second consecutive SAA regular season title.
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    February 24, 2017
    SAA Tournament: Panthers Move on to Semis BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 Southern Athletic Association tournament after fending off Rhodes College 59-51 in game one. BSC (16-10) will play Oglethorpe University at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon for a chance to defend their title.
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    February 23, 2017
    Panthers Host 2017 SAA Women’s Basketball Tournament BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After repeating as Southern Athletic Association regular season champions, the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team will host the leagues postseason tournament for the second consecutive year. BSC welcomes seven teams to the Bill Battle Coliseum this Friday, Feb. 24 as they vie for the 2017 tournament title and bid to the NCAA tournament.
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    February 18, 2017
    Back-to-Back Champions: Women Win 2017 Title BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team cut the nets Saturday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum after successfully defending their 2016 title and becoming the 2017 Southern Athletic Association regular season champions. The Panthers defeated Millsaps College 73-66 to finish first in the league and earn the No. 1 seed for the upcoming conference tournament.
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    February 12, 2017
    OT Free Throw Hands Panthers 59-58 Loss MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – A free-throw with no time on the clock determined Sunday’s winner in a battle between Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball and Berry College. The Panthers fell 59-58 in overtime on the road to move to 14-10 overall, 10-4 in Southern Athletic Association play.
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    February 10, 2017
    Women Move to 9-3 in SAA with 55-49 Road Win ATLANTA, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball remains tied for first in the Southern Athletic Association after defeating Oglethorpe University 55-49 on the road Friday night. The Panthers move to 14-9 overall, 9-3 in SAA play, snapping a three-game skid with the win.
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    February 05, 2017
    Panthers Move to 13-9 Overall with 73-63 Loss to Hendrix BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team dropped its second home game of the season Sunday afternoon when it fell to Hendrix University 73-63 in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers moved to 13-9 overall and 8-3 against Southern Athletic Association opponents with the loss.
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    February 03, 2017
    Women Drop First Home Game 47-40 to Rhodes BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team dropped its first home game of the season Friday night in Bill Battle Coliseum against Southern Athletic Association rival Rhodes College 47-40. The Panthers move to 13-8 overall, 8-2 in SAA play with the loss.
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    January 29, 2017
    Panthers Suffer First SAA Loss at Sewanee SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team had a nine-game win streak snapped on the road at Sewanee Sunday afternoon as the Panthers fell 62-45. It was the first Southern Athletic Association loss BSC has suffered this season. They are now 13-7 overall, 8-1 in the league.
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    January 27, 2017
    Women Pull Out 60-50 Win Over Centre on Road DANVILLE, Ky. – Four of the five starters finished in double-digits as the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team pulled out the 60-50 win over Centre College Friday night.
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    January 22, 2017
    Panthers Sink Sewanee 69-60, Improve to 7-0 in SAA BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team closed out the first half of its conference season 7-0 with a 69-60 win against Sewanee Sunday afternoon in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers improved to 12-6 overall and sit in first place in the league.
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    January 20, 2017
    Women Take Down Centre 52-40, Improve to 6-0 in SAA BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team extended its win streak to seven with a 52-40 win over Southern Athletic Association rival Centre College Friday night in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers are now 11-6 overall, 6-0 against SAA opponents.
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    January 15, 2017
    Panthers Stay Undefeated in SAA, Top Berry 70-47 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team moved to 5-0 in Southern Athletic Conference play Sunday with its 70-47 win over Berry College in Bill Battle Coliseum. The Panthers are now 10-6 overall on the year.
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    January 13, 2017
    Women Win Fifth Straight, Defeat Oglethorpe 64-55 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team handed Oglethorpe University its first Southern Athletic Association loss of the season Friday night. The Panthers won 64-55 to improve to 9-6 on the year and 4-0 in SAA play. Oglethorpe dropped to 9-6, 3-1 SAA with the loss.
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    January 08, 2017
    Panthers Fend Off Hendrix in 54-53 Win CONWAY, Ark. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team picked up its third Southern Athletic Association win Sunday afternoon as they held off Hendrix University 54-53 on the road. BSC improved to 8-6 overall, 3-0 in the SAA with the win.
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    January 06, 2017
    Women Win Third in a Row; Top Rhodes 61-48 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team went on a 22-8 run in the fourth quarter to defeat Rhodes College 61-48 Friday night. The win was the Panthers third consecutive and second against a Southern Athletic Association opponent. They improved to 7-6 overall with the win, 2-0 in the SAA.
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    January 03, 2017
    Panthers Rout Agnes Scott 70-38 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Everyone contributed to the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team’s 70-38 rout of Agnes Scott College Tuesday night at home in Bill Battle Coliseum. This is the fewest points BSC has allowed an opponent this season. The Panthers are now 6-6 on the year. Agnes Scott moved to 1-5 overall.
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    January 02, 2017
    Women Start Conference Play with 61-45 Win at Millsaps JACKSON, Miss. ? The Birmingham-Southern women?s basketball team began its campaign to defend last year?s Southern Athletic Association title with a win 61-45 win at Millsaps College Monday afternoon. The Panthers move to 5-6 overall, 1-0 SAA with the win.
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    December 28, 2016
    Panthers Held Off By Belhaven in Fourth Quarter BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team nearly erased a 15-point third quarter deficit at Belhaven University Wednesday Night. The Panthers fell 68-62 for their first loss since November 28.
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    December 16, 2016
    Women Hold Off Rust for 61-58 Win BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball held off a late push from Rust College Friday night to come away with the 61-58 win. BSC moved to 4-5 overall after grabbing its third consecutive win, and remains undefeated at home.
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    December 10, 2016
    Panthers Win 70-60 in Overtime at Covenant LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Senior Camillia Carter (Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown HS) paced the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team’s 70-60 overtime win at Covenant College Saturday night. Carter dropped a game and career-high 23 points to help the Panthers to their second win in two days.
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    December 09, 2016
    Women Top Piedmont 61-55 at Home BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team is undefeated at home after a 61-55 win over Piedmont College Friday night in Bill Battle Coliseum.
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    December 05, 2016
    Panther Profile: Laura Van Peursem BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Senior Laura Van Peursem (Huntsville, Ala./Randolph School) is a hardworking, determined, and goal-oriented individual. She is a two-sport student-athlete at Birmingham-Southern College while majoring in biology with a psychology minor. A four-year starter and three-time all-conference volleyball player, Van Peursem is also a four-year starter and all-conference basketball player.
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    November 28, 2016
    Panthers Drop Tight Battle at UT-Tyler TYLER, Texas – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team could not fend off a late push by UT-Tyler Monday night in Herrington Patriot Center as it fell 51-40.
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    November 26, 2016
    Big Second Half Downs Women on Road BELTON, Texas – Mary Hardin-Baylor used a big second half push to down the Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team Saturday night in Mayborn Campus Center. The Panthers fell 72-48 to move to 1-4 overall.
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    November 22, 2016
    Panthers Pick Up 56-45 Win Over Louisiana College BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team picked up a big win in its season opener Tuesday night. The Panthers topped Louisiana College 56-45 in Bill Battle Coliseum.
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    November 19, 2016
    Women Fall in DePauw Tournament Finale GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team dropped the third place game of the DePauw Tournament Saturday afternoon 71-48 against UT-Dallas.
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    November 18, 2016
    Late Rally Downs Panthers at DePauw GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team battled hard at DePauw University Friday night before falling 54-43 on day one of the DePauw Tournament.
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    November 15, 2016
    Panthers Drop Season Opener at Piedmont DEMOREST, Ga. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s basketball team started strong at Piedmont College Tuesday evening, but eventually fell 52-39 in their season opener. The Panthers bench performed well, accounting for half the team’s points.
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    November 11, 2016
    2016-17 Season Preview: Women's Basketball BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College women’s basketball team performed one of the biggest turnarounds in program history under new head coach Mike Ricks last year and are now preparing for the long journey of defending their Southern Athletic Association title.