BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team picked up its first win of the season on Saturday, taking down Huntingdon 83-73 in the Black Tie Classic.
Though the Hawks pushed to make it an interesting game in the second half, the Panthers never trailed in the game, surviving Huntingdon's attempted comeback to grab the win in front of the home crowd.
In the first half, BSC led by as much as 19 points before taking a 43-35 lead into the halftime break. The Hawks tied the game up 60-60 with just over eight minutes to go, and the two teams wrestled for control before BSC broke away at the end.
Senior guard Calvin Bak (Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals HS) led the Panthers on the offensive end, scoring a game-high 23 points, 21 of which came from beyond the three-point line.
Christian Stewart (Irondale, Ala./Shades Valley HS), Ben Spence (Memphis, Tenn./Christian Brothers HS), and Conor O'Sullivan (Tower Cork, Ireland/Cork Institute of Technology) also finished the game with double-digit points with Spence ending the game with a team-high seven assists.
As a team, BSC was 42.4 percent from the field and 45.2 percent from three.
Birmingham-Southern continues play at its Black Tie Classic on Sunday at 4 p.m., facing LaGrange College in Bill Battle Coliseum.
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