By Matthew D. Stokes, BerryVikings.com Lead Writer
ROME, Ga. – After building a double-digit lead in the second half, Berry women's basketball held on for a 51-49 victory over Agnes Scott on Tuesday evening at the Cage Center.
Berry returned to .500 as its record now stands at 6-6. Agnes Scott drops to 5-7.
Holding onto a one-point advantage at halftime, Berry worked its way to a commanding 14-point lead in the second half.
"I think we finally got some energy," said Berry Head Coach Stephanie Dunn.
Just when it looked like the game had been sealed, Agnes Scott came within one point with less than a minute remaining.
ASC fouled Chanlir Segarra (9 points, 7 assists) with seven seconds left. She made the first and missed the second free throw. The Scotties got the rebound but could not get off a shot to tie or win the game.
"They put on a different defense, and we got lackadaisical with our passing and didn't handle it well," Dunn said. "They got a few stops, built some confidence in that defense and were able to close the lead."
Berry led in rebounds, 38-36. The Vikings shot 37-percent (19-51) to ASC's 34-percent (21-16). The Scotties were 4-4 from the free throw line to BC's 11-14.
Genfine Sapateh notched game-bests of 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Scotties.
Berry will return to play on the road against Covenant College on Thursday at 6 p.m.