Women's Basketball Holds Off Sewanee 87-80 for Eighth Straight Win

Women's Basketball Holds Off Sewanee 87-80 for Eighth Straight Win

By: Adekale Ande, Sports Information Assistant

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Berry College women's basketball team had to survive a second half comeback from the Sewanee Tigers on Friday night, but the Vikings held on for their eighth-straight victory.

Berry is now 12-11 overall and 8-4 in league play. The team's eight wins in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) sits just one short of the program record. Berry's eight straight victories also ties the longest win streak since the 2005-06 season.

Four Vikings starters scored double-figures, led by Jana Morning who notched 22 points and was 12-of-20 from the free throw line. Her 12 made free throws puts her inside the top-10 for a single-game in Berry's NCAA Division III era.

Christine Cerezola also had one of the best shooting nights of her career. The senior was 7-for-8 from the field including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, finishing the night with 18 points. Alex Weems scored 16 on 5-of-7 shooting. Mary Walters posted 10 points. 

Berry was dominant in the opening half, leading 47-27 at halftime. Sewanee controlled the pace for the entirety of the third quarter, outscoring Berry 27-14. The Vikings were able to do enough at the free throw line down the stretch to hold on to the win. Berry was 15-of-23 on free throws in the fourth quarter alone. 

For the game, Berry shot 55.3% from the field and 60.0% from three-point range. 

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Jana Morning: 22 PTS, 12-for-22 FT, 8 AST
  • Christine Cerezola: 18 PTS, 7-for-8 FG, 4-for-4 3PT
  • Alex Weems: 16 PTS, 5 REB
  • Mary Walters: 10 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST

UP NEXT:

Berry travels to Centre on Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. tip.