Panthers fall to Hampden-Sydney on the road, 76-62

Panthers fall to Hampden-Sydney on the road, 76-62

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.

Senior Alex Avery led BSC with 14 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the year. Junior Ian Thom and senior John Crain added 11 points each, and Thom and Avery led with four assists.

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.