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January 10, 2014

Women's Basketball resumes conference play with 56-37 win over Sewanee

SEWANEE, Tenn.—Led by senior Elizabeth Bromirski with 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team defeated Sewanee, 56-37, Friday evening on the road. BSC moves to 6-6 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Athletic Association; Sewanee falls to 6-6 overall and 0-2 in the SAA.

The Tigers opened the game with a three-pointer in the first minute of play after which BSC scored 11 straight points. Sewanee hit another three at the 12:49 mark, the second of the Tigers' two field goals of the entire period. Sewanee cut it to 13-9 at the 8:07 mark, and BSC responded with a 14-0 run to go up 27-9 with 24 seconds left in the half. The Tigers hit two more free throws before halftime, and the Panthers took a 27-11 lead into the locker room at the half.

BSC continued to build on its lead in the second half, steadily building up to lead by as much as 24, twice, before eventually winning by 19, 56-37.

Bromirski led all players with her 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds; sophomore Jane Romano also posted a career-high 10 rebounds, and sophomore Kelsey Brown led with four assists.

The Panthers shot 33.9 percent (19-56) from the field, 17.6 percent (3-17) from three-point range, and 88.2 percent (15-17) from the free throw line. The Tigers struggled offensively, hitting 17 percent (9-53) from the field, 17.2 percent (5-29) from beyond the arc, and 70 percent (14-20) at the line. BSC out-rebounded Sewanee 50-37, but both teams turned the ball over plenty—Sewanee had 18 turnovers and BSC had 19.

The Panthers stay on the road to face Centre this Sunday, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. Eastern in Danville, Ky.