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January 14, 2012

BSC falls to Trinity on the road, 70-65

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team fell on the road to Trinity University, 70-65, Saturday evening in the Robertson Center.

The Panthers drop to 7-9 overall and 2-5 in the SCAC, while the Tigers move to 6-9 overall, 4-2 in league action.

Trinity jumped out to a 5-0 start to open the game and would never trail. BSC stayed close on the Tigers' heels, cutting it to two several times, but was never able to take the lead or even tie it up. Trinity led 36-30 at halftime, and led by as much as 14 in the second half before eventually winning by five, 70-65.

Junior Melanie Short led BSC with 19 points, hitting 8-of-13 from the field, and nine rebounds. Juniors Caroline King and Alex Adams also had 12 points each. Senior Sam Davidson and sophomore Stephanie Stanley led with four assists each, and King led with four steals. Short also recorded three blocks.

The Panthers hit 27-of-57 (47.4 percent) from the field, 5-of-15 (33.3 percent) from three-point land, and 6-of-9 (66.7 percent) at the free throw line. Trinity shot 25-of-57 (43.9 percent) overall, 5-of-12 (41.7 percent) from beyond the arc, and 15-of-30 (50 percent) from the line.

Rebounds were nearly even with the Tigers pulling down 36 and the Panthers pulling down 35, but BSC committed a season-high 30 turnovers. Trinity turned it over 24 times.

BSC returns home next weekend, facing Austin College on Friday and University of Dallas on Saturday, both at 6 p.m.