Men's Basketball Snaps Tigers' Win Streak in 69-64 Overtime Tilt

Men's Basketball Snaps Tigers' Win Streak in 69-64 Overtime Tilt

ROME, Ga. — The Berry College men's basketball team pulled out a 69-64 overtime victory over the Sewanee Tigers on Friday night, snapping a six-game winning streak by the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) opponent. With the win, Berry improves to 10-4 overall and holds sole possession of second place in the SAA with a 3-1 conference record. 

The win puts Berry just one victory short of their season total of 11 last year. The Vikings didn't win their 10th game until the SAA Semifinals on Feb. 24th last season. 

The Vikings were led by Elijah Hirsh who posted his second double-double of the season, scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. He also registered a pair of assists and four blocks. Quinn Atkinson (13 PTS) and Myles Moore (10 PTS) also scored double-digits. 

As a team, Berry shot 44.2% from the floor holding Sewanee to 37.3% shooting. Berry left an uncomfortable amount of points at the line, shooting just 58.1% on free throws. 

Berry held a 28-21 lead at the half, but a late layup by Luke Smith forced overtime. The Vikings were patient and minimized mistakes in bonus time to secure the win.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Elijah Hirsh: 24 PTS, 9-for-15 FG, 11 REB, 2 AST, 4 BLK
  • Quinn Atkinson: 13 PTS, 5-for-8 FT, 6 REB
  • Myles Moore: 10 PTS, 2-for-4 FG, 3 AST

UP NEXT:

Berry hosts Centre on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. If the Vikings win, they will tie the Colonels for first place in the SAA.