MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women's basketball team fell to Birmingham-Southern 56-49 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Huntingdon rallied from a nine-point deficit at halftime and built a 12-point lead in the second half. But the Panthers made a late push and controlled the final quarter.
Trailing 27-18 at halftime, Huntingdon outscored Birmingham-Southern 30-11 in the third quarter. Behind 10 third-quarter points from senior Shaonica Thomas, Huntingdon tied the game midway through the quarter before back-to-back 3-pointers by Wyatt Bak and Alexis Osteen put Huntingdon in front 47-35 with 46 seconds left in the quarter.
But from there, the momentum swung to the Panthers.
Records: Huntingdon (0-1); Birmingham-Southern (1-0)
Coming Up: Huntingdon plays at Averett on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. (Central).