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February 7, 2014

Brown leads Panthers in road loss to Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark.—In a game that was close throughout, with neither team ever leading by more than nine, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team lost on the road to Hendrix, 77-69, Friday evening at Grove Gymnasium in Conway, Ark.

The Panthers fall to 9-11 overall and 5-4 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Warriors also move to 9-11 with a 3-6 mark in the SAA.

The game started with the teams playing to five ties in the first six minutes, and stayed close throughout the remainder of the first half, with Hendrix leading 41-37 at halftime. The Warriors kept the lead for the rest of the game, although BSC kept things close, cutting the lead to one, 60-59 at the 6:38 mark, and never trailing by more than nine. It wasn't enough to overcome Hendrix, however, and the Warriors won by seven, 77-69.

BSC sophomore Kelsey Brown led all players with 19 points, and senior Elizabeth Bromirski recorded her seventh double-double of the year with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Brown also led with three assists, while junior Kayla Ford and freshman Jasmynn Batts were also in double-digits in scoring with 10 points each off the bench.

Hendrix held the rebounding advantage, 39-35, and BSC turned the ball over 16 times, once more than the Warriors. Hendrix also out-shot the Panthers from the field and from three-point range.

BSC stays on the road this weekend, facing Rhodes in Memphis this Sunday at 1 p.m.