By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Vikings outscored the Colonels, 43-28, in the final half, but the Berry College men’s basketball team’s comeback fell short as the Vikings fell to Centre College 85-69 on Sunday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Centre led, 57-26, at the end of the first half, but the Vikings came out of the half firing as they would outscore Centre 43-28 in the second period behind the play of Cole DenBesten and Cory Johnson.
- The Colonels shot 46.9-percent (23-of-49) to the Vikings’ 45.1-percent (23-of-51).
- The Vikings led the game in steals behind Lukas Korn who had three takeaways.
- Berry answered Centre's first-half three-point shooting by holding them to just 23.5 percent from beyond the arc in the second half.
BERRY VIKINGS STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Cole DenBesten: 22 points, 8-of-14 FGM, 3-of-8 3PM, 3-of-5 FTM, 2 STL
- Cory Johnson: 13 points, 4-of-9 FGM, 3-of-7 3PM, 2-of-6 FTM, 4 REB, 3 AST
- Marc McLendon: 10 points, 2-of-5 FGM, 6-of-10 FTM, 6 REB, 2 AST
- Lukas Korn: 8 points, 3-of-3 FGM, 2-of-5 FTM, 3 REB, 3 STL
CENTRE COLONELS STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Jacob Bates: 16 points, 5-of-6 FGM, 1-of-2 3PM, 5-of-7 FTM, 5 REB
- Art Walker: 13 points, 2-of-7 FGM, 1-of-5 3PM, 8-of-9 FTM, 7 REB
- Tucker Sine: 13 points, 3-of-9 FGM, 3-of-9 3PM, 4-of-4 FTM, 6 REB
- Jarod Griffin: 12 points, 5-of-11 FGM, 2-of-6 3PM, 2 REB, 1 AST
- Berry drops to 4-10 overall and 0-3 in the Southern Athletic Association.
- DenBesten had a career-high 22 points on the day.
The Vikings will travel to Millsaps on Friday, Jan. 13 for their next SAA matchup. Tip-off is set for 9:00pm.