By: Noah Syverson, Sports Information Assistant
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Berry College's Alex Weems became just the third Viking in the team's NCAA DIII era to score 1,000 career points for her career on Sunday afternoon, as the Berry women's basketball team earned its third straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) victory with an 81-70 win over the Rhodes College Lynx.
Berry improves to 7-11 overall and 3-4 in conference play. Rhodes drops to 11-7 and 4-3 in conference.
The 81 points put up by the Vikings is their second-highest point total of the season, and their most since they scored 88 against Wesleyan in their first game of the year.
Berry led by as many as 17 before Rhodes battled back to take a 57-56 lead with 7:59 remaining in the fourth quarter. From there it was all Vikings, as they ended on a 25-13 game-sealing stretch.
Seven different Vikings hit a three-pointer and as a team Berry shot a blistering 11-for-23 from behind the arc. The eleven made three-pointers are a season-high for Berry and the most since the Vikings since Jan. 21, 2014.
Mary Walters scored a career-high 23 points while going an efficient 9-of-12 from the field. Jana Morning added 18 points and Eveline Parsons chipped in 15. Berry outscored Rhodes 50-34 in the paint and out-rebounded the Lynx 37-27.
Mary Walters: 23 PTS, 9-for-12 FG, 2-2 3PT, 5 REB
Jana Morning: 18 PTS, 3-for-7 3PT, 8 REB
Eveline Parsons: 15 PTS, 5-for-9 FG, 4 AST
The Vikings return home to face Hendrix this Friday at 6:00 p.m.