BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Despite a double-double performance by senior Alex Adams with 12 points and 10 rebounds, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team lost at home to undefeated Auburn University Montgomery, 54-47, Tuesday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.
AUM moves to 10-0 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 2-5.
The first half was close the whole way, with neither team leading by more than five and six lead changes. The Warhawks led by four, 23-19, at the half, however, and would never relinquish their lead. AUM stretched its lead to eight, 33-25, by the 12:56 mark, and stayed just ahead of BSC for the duration of the game. The Panthers were able to cut it to four down the stretch, 49-45, with 2:59 left, but the Warhawks proceeded to score five straight points and go up 54-45 with 13 seconds left. BSC hit one last layup before the final buzzer to cut it to 54-47.
Adams led BSC with her 12 points and 10 boards, and sophomore Kayla Ford led with four assists.
AUM's Kamesha Strong and Keisha Moore led all players with 14 points apiece, and Moore led the Warhawks with eight rebounds. Katie Williams led with four assists.
The Panthers shot 17-50 (.340) from the field, 7-19 (.368) from three-point range, and 6-11 (.545) at the free throw line. The Warhawks were more effective, hitting 25-55 (.455) overall, but were 0-5 from beyond the arc and 4-9 (.444) at the charity stripe.
AUM won the rebounding battle, 37-33, and BSC had 18 turnovers, two more than the Warhawks.
The Panthers are off for the next 11 days before opening Southern Athletic Association play on the road against Millsaps, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. in Jackson, Miss. BSC returns home after Christmas, hosting the Sheraton Birmingham Classic, Dec. 29 and 30.