HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va.—After racing out to a 21-3 lead, Hampden-Sydney defeated the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team, 76-62, Tuesday afternoon at Fleet Gymnasium in Hampden-Sydney, Va.
BSC fell to 4-6, while the Tigers moved to 7-2 with their fourth straight win.
HSC opened the game by going 8-11 from the field in the first eight minutes, propelling them to a 21-3 lead. The Tigers maintained a comfortable margin for the rest of the half, going up by as much as 22 before leading 43-23 at the half.
The Panthers clawed back in the second half, scoring 11 straight points after trailing 62-43 at the 7:57 mark to cut it to 62-54. But the Tigers also kept making shots, expanding it back out to 70-57 before eventually winning by 14.
BSC is back in action at home on Sunday, Jan. 3, opening Southern Athletic Association against Millsaps at 3 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.