ROME, Ga. — A late-game Madeline Sandman three-pointer propelled the Berry women's basketball team to a 66-63 win over the LaGrange College Panthers on Friday night.
Sandman's three gave the Vikings a slim 65-63 advantage with 1:03 left in the game. After an empty possession by the Panthers, Jana Morning was fouled and made one of her two free-throw attempts to extend the lead to three with eleven seconds left. LaGrange then turned it over, and Berry was able to dribble out the clock.
The three from Sandman gave Berry their first lead of the fourth quarter--one that they wouldn't relinquish.
The Vikings led by as much as twelve in the first half, but the Panthers chipped away and cut it to a five-point deficit going into the halftime break. A back-and-forth third quarter ended with the two teams tied 55-55.
LaGrange led 63-59 with 3:26 left in the fourth period after a made free-throw, but the Vikings locked down on defense and did not let them score the rest of the game, ending on a 7-0 run to snatch the victory.
Berry won the game despite shooting 35.3% from the field compared to LaGrange's 47.9% mark.
- Alex Weems: 22 PTS, 12-of-13 FT, 6 REB
- Jana Morning: 13 PTS, 5-of-10 FG, 9 REB
- Madeline Sandman: 11 PTS, 4-of-8 FG, 3-of-7 3PT
The Vikings host Agnes Scott College on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Cage Center