Panthers win fourth straight with 90-42 victory against Huntingdon

Panthers win fourth straight with 90-42 victory against Huntingdon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Five Panthers scored in double digits as the Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team won its fourth straight game with a 90-42 rout of Huntingdon, Monday evening in Bill Battle Coliseum.

Junior Larry Thomas and sophomore Ross Welch led the way with 14 points apiece, with Welch going 5-8 from the field including 4-7 from beyond the arc. Thomas also led the team with seven rebounds and four steals, and he and senior Jason Holland led with four assists each.

The Panthers pulled out to a 16-0 lead in the first five minutes and never looked back, leading by as much as 35 and holding a 46-18 lead at halftime. The second half was more of the same as BSC built up to a 48-point lead—the largest of the game—by the final buzzer.

Senior Griffin Schamp was also in double-digit scoring, recording 12 points, as were senior Schylar Freeman and freshman Conner Hayes with 10 points each.

Austin Hill led the Hawks with 13 points and nine rebounds, and Jason Varney recorded 11 points. Alex Layson led with three assists.

BSC out-shot Huntingdon in all three categories. The Panthers were 31-67 (46.3 percent) overall, 14-31 (45.2 percent) from three-point range, and 14-19 (73.7 percent) from the free throw line. The Hawks were 14-52 (26.9 percent) overall, 2-15 (13.3 percent) on three-pointers, and 12-20 (60 percent) from the line.

The Panthers also held the advantage in rebounding, 47-36, and turned the ball over 13 times, nine less than Huntingdon.

BSC is off for the next 11 days for Christmas before returning to action in the Coaches Classic by Kay Jewelers, Dec. 28-29, hosted by Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. The Panthers will face the host Yellow Jackets Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. Eastern and Guilford College Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern.