BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team's season ended on Friday afternoon, falling to the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels 65-62 in overtime in the first round of the Southern Athletic Association Tournament.
Four BSC players scored in double-digits in the loss. Senior Zachary Allison (Pelham, Ala./Wallace State CC) led the Panthers with 16 points, adding three assists and six rebounds.
Junior Calvin Bak (Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals HS) and sophomore Christian Stewart (Irondale, Ala./Shades Valley HS) both had 12 points, with Stewart getting a double-double after grabbing 11 boards. Sophomore Ben Spence (Memphis, Tenn./Christian Brothers HS) finished the game with 10 points.
Birmingham-Southern jumped out to a 12-0 lead to start the game and carried the momentum through the end of the first half, taking a 33-30 advantage into the break.
The Stormy Petrels outscored BSC 26-23 in the second half, taking a 56-54 lead with 0:35 remaining. It was an Allison lay-up with 18 seconds remaining that tied the game up at 56, sending it to overtime.
In overtime, Oglethorpe outscored the Panthers 9-6, sealing the game with two made free throws with two seconds remaining.
The Panthers end the season with a final record of 12-13, 6-8 SAA.
SAA All-Tournament Team
Sewanee: Luke Smith (MVP)
Sewanee: Cam Caldwell
Centre: Jacob Bates
Centre: Tucker Sine
Berry: Elijah Hirsch
Oglethorpe: Will Perry
Hendrix: Seth Stanley
Millsaps: Justin Van Pelt
BSC: Zachary Allison
Rhodes: Daniel Darst
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