MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern men's basketball team came up short on the road at Rhodes on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Lynx 85-80.
After taking a 15-10 advantage midway through the first half, the Panthers surrendered their lead before the half and were unable to regain it. Down 35-26 at the break, BSC attempted a comeback in the final 20 minutes, outscoring the Lynx 54-50 in the second half. In the end, however, it was not enough for the Panthers to find the Southern Athletic Association win which has eluded the team so far this season.
Four Panthers, led by junior Christian Stewart (Irondale, Ala./Shades Valley HS), scored in the double-digits in the loss. Stewart recorded his fourth double-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Starters Ben Spence (Memphis, Tenn./Christian Brothers HS) and Calvin Bak (Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals HS) had 10 and 11 points, respectively, while Evan Sigler (Franklin, Tenn./Franklin HS) and Matt Gonda (Roswell, Ga./Roswell HS) came off the bench to score 12 and 13 points.
Birmingham-Southern shot 44 percent from the field and 31 percent from three. The Panthers out-rebounded the Lynx 36-32.
With the loss, the Panthers drop to 4-12 overall and 0-5 in conference play. BSC will stay on the road for their next two games, SAA contests at Berry on Jan. 17 and at Oglethorpe on Jan. 19.
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