January 27, 2013

Women Come up Short at Millsaps

JACKSON, Miss. --  Chanlir Segarra scored a game-high 23 points, but Berry College lost at Millsaps, 70-56, in a Southern Athletic Association game on Sunday.

Segarra was 9-17 from the field, made two three-point baskets, and converted all three of her free throws. Mel McLean added 13 points and Megan Walsh came off the bench to contribute 10 for the visiting Vikings.

Millsaps improved to 11-8 and 7-1 in the SAA. Berry dropped to 9-9 and 4-4.

The Majors held a 35-25 lead at halftime. The Vikings closed the gap to 41-36 with 15:16 left after McLean made a three-pointer, but got no closer.

"We are out-playing teams in the second half, but are not aggressive enough in the first half--and you just can't do that on the road," said Berry Head Coach Stephanie Dunn. "The game was much closer than the score indicated, but we had to foul in the last few minutes. Give them credit for making their free throws."

Both teams shot 42-percent from the field. The Majors, however, had 61 attempts to 50 for the Vikings. The Majors held a 34-31 lead in rebounds. The Vikes committed 20 turnovers and the home team had just nine miscues.

Shante Morton came off the bench to lead Millsaps with 12 points.

Berry hosts Sewanee on Friday at 6 p.m.

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