By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
ROME, Ga. — Ashley McKee posted a career-high 25 points on a perfect 10-for-10 shooting night to lead the Berry College women's basketball team over top-ranked Southern Athletic Association (SAA) foe Oglethorpe University 74-65 on Senior Night.
McKee was unstoppable in the outing, hitting from all over the floor to help Berry close the regular season 12-13 overall and 6-8 in league play. Fellow senior Alex Kiernan also added 17 on 6-for-8 shooting, including five three-pointers.
The Vikings maintained an early lead, remaining ahead 39-28 at halftime. Oglethorpe looked to regain a lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Vikings 17-15, before both teams added 20 points in the final quarter to ensure Berry's victory.
On the night, the Vikings shot 54.9-percent (28-for-51), tying an NCAA Division III era single-game record. Berry also shot a season-best 10 three-pointers and led the contest in rebounds (34-31), assists (12-11) and steals (8-6).
- Ashley McKee: 25 PTS, 10-for-10 FG, 3-for-3 3PT, 2-for-2 FT
- Alex Kiernan: 17 PTS, 6-for-8 FG, 5-for-7 3PT, 3 REB
- Jana Morning: 12 PTS, 4-for-7 FG, 2-for-2 3PT, 2-for-3 FT
- Taylor Dodson: 19 PTS, 4-for-10 FG, 3-for-6 3PT, 8-for-8 FT, 2 REB
- Savannah LeGate: 16 PTS, 8-for-13 FG, 17 REB
- Karlymarie Dyer: 13 PTS,5-for-12 FG, 1 3PT, 2-for-2 FT, REB
- Berry's 54.9-percent shooting ties the best shooting percentage as a team since the Vikings joined NCAA Division III.
Berry will travel to Atlanta as the No. 4 seed to take on No. 5 Centre College in the first round of the SAA Championships on Friday, Feb. 23.