Moore Leads Vikings to Comeback Victory over Belhaven 73-72

Moore Leads Vikings to Comeback Victory over Belhaven 73-72

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Myles Moore led the Vikings with 17 points, as the Berry College men’s basketball team held off Belhaven 73-72 for a comeback victory on Friday night.

Berry trailed 31-35 at the half but then outscored Belhaven 42-37 in the final period of play. The game saw 14 lead changes, as the Vikings finished the night shooting 36.9-percent (24-for-65). Berry also led the game in rebounds (48-38), assists (16-13) and steals (8-7).

Moore headed up the Vikings’ offensive effort, shooting 6-for-10 from the field, as well as a perfect 2-for-2 beyond the arc. Caleb Johnson, Quinn Atkinson and Coleman Ellingsworth each added double-digit points in the win for Berry as well, aiding Moore’s offense.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Moore: 17 PTS, 6-for-10 FG, 2-for-2 3PT, 3-for-7 FT, 5 REB, 4 STL
  • Johnson: 15 PTS, 6-for-13 FG, 2-for-5 3PT, 6 REB
  • Atkinson: 10 PTS, 2-for-10 FG, 2-for-6 3PT, 4-for-6 FT
  • Ellingsworth: 11 PTS, 4-for-6 FG, 3-for-3 FT, 6 REB

BELHAVEN STANDOUTS:

  • Joshua Roberts: 12 PTS, 2-for-5 FG, 2-for-5 3PT, 2-for-2 FT, 3 A
  • Isiah Brown: 21 PTS, 6-for-9 FG, 3-for-6 3PT
  • Brent Webber: 19 PTS, 3-for-8 FG, 3-for-6 3PT, 4-for-5 FT

NOTABLES:

  • With the win, Berry improves to 5-7 on the year, winning their second straight contest.
  • Belhaven falls to 2-8.

UP NEXT:

  • The Vikings will return to SAA action in their next matchup on Friday, Jan. 5 at 9:00 p.m. as they take on the Lynx of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.