Vikings Fall to No. 17 Emory University 109-103 at Home

Photo by: Silas Lott
Photo by: Silas Lott

By: Silas Lott, Sports Information Assistant

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Berry College men's basketball team gave the Emory Eagles all they could handle on Tuesday night, falling 109-103 to the out-of-conference rival. Cory Johnson led the team with 25 points, shooting 10-for-12 from the field and 5-for-6 from three-point range.

Five other Vikings scored in the double-digits, including Caleb Johnson with 22 points and four made three-pointers. Elijah Hirsh contributed a double-double, with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Alton McCloud contributed heavily on defense with four steals, along with his 12 points in the outing. 

The Eagles, who led by as much as 16, were led by Matt Davet, scoring 17 points while shooting perfect from three-point territory on four shots. Clay Washburn also made four 3-pointers for Emory, and Romin Williams had three as well.

The second half quickly turned into a shootout from beyond the arc, as both teams finished with 29 three-pointers attempted. The Vikings had opportunities at the charity stripe, but were only able to shoot 13-for-22 from the foul line to Emory's 20-for-26.

Berry's shooters had an efficient night against the Eagles' defense, connecting on 50% of their shots from the field to keep the game competitive. 

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Cory Johnson: 25 PTS, 10-for-12 FG, 5-for-6 3PT FG
  • Caleb Johnson: 22 PTS, 8-for-17 FG, 4-for-9 3PT FG, 9 REB
  • Elijah Hirsh: 15 PTS, 5-for-9 FG, 5-for-7 FT, 10 REB

EMORY STANDOUTS:

  • Matt Davet: 17 PTS, 6-for-7 FG, 4-for-4 3PT FG
  • Clay Washburn: 14 PTS, 5-for-8 FG, 4-for-6 3PT FG
  • Romin Williams: 14 PTS, 4-for-11 FG, 3-for-6 3PT FG

NOTABLES:

  • Berry falls to 1-2 on the season
  • Emory improves to 2-0 

UP NEXT:

  • The Vikings will head to Toccoa Falls on Monday, November 27th, for their next game at 7:00 p.m.