By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Alex Weems scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, as she led the Berry College women's basketball team to a 63-54 victory over undefeated Elmira on Wednesday morning.
The Vikings improved to 5-4, outscoring Elmira in each of the four quarters to earn their first win in the D3 St. Pete Classic. Eveline Parsons finished the game with double-digit points as well, scoring 11 and adding four steals in the outing. McKenzie Smith also contributed all-around for Berry, adding eight points, while grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds.
The Vikings shot 32.8-percent (21-for-64) from the field in the contest, as well as 77.3-percent (17-for-22) from the free throw line. They also grabbed 48 rebounds to Elmira's 47 and finished the game with 10 assists, 13 steals and six blocks.
- Weems: 16 PTS, 6-for-12 FG, 4-for-4 FT, 8 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK
- Parsons: 11 PTS, 3-for-13 FG, 4-for-4 FT, 1-for-5 3PT, 4 STL
- Nia Smith: 9 PTS, 3-for-4 FT, 2-FOR-4 3PT, 2 STL, BLK
- Smith: 8 PTS, 2-for-5 FT, 3-for-7 FG, 11 REB, BLK, STL
- Danielle Cleary: 28 PTS, 7-for-20 FG, 3-for-9 3PT, 11-for-14 FT, 5 REB, 2 STL
- Lauren Franklin: 9 PTS, 3-for-9 FG, 3-for-3 FT, 12 REB, 4 AST
- Emily Green: 7 PTS, 3-for-14 FG, 4 REB
- With the win, Berry improves to 5-4 on the year.
- Elmira falls to 7-1.
- The win was the third straight for the Vikings.
- Berry will continue play at the D3 St. Pete Classic as they take on Alverno tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.