Men's Basketball's Second Half Rally Falls Short, Vikings Fall to Centre 85-69

Men's Basketball's Second Half Rally Falls Short, Vikings Fall to Centre 85-69

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

NOTABLES:

  • Berry drops to 4-10 overall and 0-3 in the Southern Athletic Association.
  • DenBesten had a career-high 22 points on the day. 

UP NEXT:

The Vikings will travel to Millsaps on Friday, Jan. 13 for their next SAA matchup. Tip-off is set for 9:00pm.

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