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Panthers lose to LaGrange on the road, 70-58

LaGRANGE, Ga.—After jumping out to a 12-0 lead to open the game, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team lost on the road to LaGrange, 70-58, Saturday evening.

BSC falls to 0-2, while LaGrange moves to 1-0.

BSC led 12-0 within the first five minutes of the game and led 20-12 at the 10:16 mark. LaGrange took over after that, though, putting together an 18-4 run to take a 30-24 lead with 4:42 left in the half. LaGrange held onto the lead for the remainder of the half and, although BSC cut it to two several times, LaGrange led 40-30 at halftime.

LaGrange kept the lead for the duration of the second half as well, going up by as much as 16. BSC was able to cut it to seven, 58-51, with 5:51 left, but never came any closer, eventually losing by 12.

Senior Erin Moore led BSC with 15 points, while seniors Alex Adams and Caroline King posted 11 points each and senior Melanie Short had 10. Moore also led on the boards with 10 rebounds, and Adams led with three assists.

LaGrange's Heather Miller led all players with 23 points on 10-15 shooting off the bench; she also led with eight rebounds and seven steals.

BSC shot .472 (25-53) from the field but struggled from three-point range, going .231 (3-13), as well as the free throw line, hitting 5-18 (.278).

LaGrange shot .368 (25-68) from the field and also was cold from beyond the arc, hitting 9-33 (.273). LC was .579 (11-19) from the charity stripe.

BSC out-rebounded LaGrange 44-38 but committed 28 turnovers to LaGrange's 12.

BSC opens its home schedule this Tuesday, Nov. 20, facing Mobile at 6 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.