Back-to-Back Champions: Women Win 2017 Title

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. 


Jameice Holmes (Nashville, Tenn./University School of Nashville) led with a game-high 19 points. Emilee Olsen (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter HS), Laura Van Peursem (Huntsville, Ala./Randolph HS), and Jothani Dixon (Tuscumbia, Ala./Deshler HS) finished with 13 points each. Olsen and Van Peursem earned a double-double, grabbing 14 and 11 rebounds, respectively.


BSC will play host to the SAA tournament.  Games run from Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26.  The bracket and times will be released on bscsports.net in the coming days.