Panthers fall on the road to Huntingdon, 64-62

Ashley Curry (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Ashley Curry (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—In a close game where neither team led by more than six, the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team lost on the road to Huntingdon, 64-62, Tuesday evening in Montgomery, Ala.

The Panthers fell to 5-4, while the Hawks moved to 3-3.

The first half featured seven ties and 10 lead changes, with BSC coming out on top 35-23 after the first 20 minutes of play. At one point, after trailing by six, the Panthers used a 12-2 run to storm back and take over the lead late in the half.

BSC did not give the lead back up until the 8:55 mark of the second half, when Huntingdon pulled ahead 47-46. After that the teams played to four ties and play was back and forth until the Hawks pulled ahead for good with 2:48 left, 57-55. The Panthers were able to cut it to 63-62 with three seconds left on a layup by junior Ashley Curry, and BSC called a time out before fouling to send the Hawks to the line with one second on the clock. Mackenzie Garmany missed the first but made the second, giving BSC possession, but they were unable to get a shot off before the final buzzer.

Curry led all players with 17 points, going 6-10 from the field. Senior Kayla Ford posted 10 points, and junior Halle Knowles led on the boards with five rebounds.

The Panthers pulled down 30 rebounds, 18 less than the Hawks for the largest rebounding margin of the season thus far.

BSC is back in action Dec. 29 and 30 at Piedmont's Cancer Awareness Tournament. The Panthers will face the host Lions Dec. 29 at 6 p.m., and then either Salem or Emory Dec. 30 at 5 or 7 p.m.