BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sewanee women's basketball team used a 14-3 second quarter to defeat the Panthers of Birmingham-Southern, 57-43, Sunday afternoon inside Bill Battle Coliseum.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (9-12, 4-7) 57, Birmingham-Southern (10-12, 4-7) 43
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Sewanee and Birmingham-Southern kept it close in the first 10 minutes, leading 13-10 after one quarter of play.
-The second quarter belonged to the Tigers, finishing the half on a 9-0 run and a 14-3 period. The Purple and Gold out-rebounded BSC 14-6 in the quarter, and limited the defense to one three-point field goal.
-Sewanee finished the contest out-rebounding the home team, 44-40.
-The Tigers held the Panthers to their second-lowest scoring performance of the year with a 27.1 percentage (16-of-59) from the field.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Bella Taylor led all scorers with 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. The junior also added five boards and three assist and steals each.
-Hannah McCormack, now four points away from hitting the 1,000-point mark, had a career day. The senior dropped 14 points, but recorded double digits in the rebound column for the second time in her career, totaling a career-best 19 rebounds, surpassing her previous high of 10 rebounds on Jan. 15, 2017 vs. Rhodes. This is the first double-double of McCormack's career with the program.
-Allison Hitchcock added 14 points for Sewanee in the win.
BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN KEY STATISTICS
-Emilee Olsen led BSC with 12 points and 12 boards, while Elizabeth Philpot and Lead Middleton contributed 10 each.
-The Tigers return home for the final homestand of 2018, as the host conference leading Oglethorpe. Tip is slated for 6 p.m. Friday night inside Juhan Gymnasium.