McKee's Hot Hand Leads Women's Basketball Past Petrels 74-65

McKee's Hot Hand Leads Women's Basketball Past Petrels 74-65

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).

BERRY STANDOUTS:

OGLETHORPE STANDOUTS:

  • 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

NOTABLES:

  • Berry's 54.9-percent shooting ties the best shooting percentage as a team since the Vikings joined NCAA Division III.

UP NEXT:

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.