Late Rally Falls Short, Berry Edged by Sewanee 60-58

Late Rally Falls Short, Berry Edged by Sewanee 60-58

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Vikings kept it tight late, but fell to the visiting Tigers by a bucket on Friday night. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Vikings trailed by one at the end of the first half, with Cole DenBesten shooting 3-4 from beyond the arc in the opening period. 
  • Blake Jones also ran the offense well in the first half, passing five assists and scoring four points. 
  • With under two minutes to play, Tanner Spalding scored a layup with a foul called on Sewanee against Nick Marder. Marder would make a foul shot before the officials overturned Spalding's bucket resulting in a tied game, 56-56. Marder then sunk the second of his one-and-one free throws, putting the Vikings up by one. 
  • A late layup and free throw would put Sewanee in the lead for good.
  • The Vikings dominated in assists (12-3) and forced 11 turnovers. 

BERRY VIKINGS STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Cole DenBesten: 9 points, 3-for-5 FGM, 3-for-5 3PM, 2 REB, 1 STL
  • Lukas Korn: 9 points, 3-for-6 FGM, 3-for-4 FTM, 5 REB, 1 STL
  • Tanner Spalding: 8 points, 4-for-11 FGM, 6 REB

SEWANEE TIGERS STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:

  • Leo Born: 13 points, 6-for-11 FGM, 1 three-pointer, 8 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK
  • Brody Stone: 12 points, 4-for-8 FGM, 4-for-6 FTM, 5 REB, 1 STL
  • Clay Born: 10 points, 3-for-8 FGM, 1 three-pointer, 3-of-4 FTM, 9 REB

NOTABLES:

  • Berry moves to 4-9 overall and 0-2 in the Southern Athletic Association.
  • The Vikings only turned the ball over eight times, matching a season low.

UP NEXT:

The Vikings will host Centre College in their next SAA matchup on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm.