• Berry-Shorter Game Excitement
  • Berry-Shorter Game Excitement
  • Berry-Shorter Game Excitement
  • Berry-Shorter Game Excitement
  • Berry-Shorter Game Excitement
  • Berry-Shorter Game Excitement
  • Berry-Shorter Game Excitement

Berry-Shorter Game Excitement

The basketball event of the school year recently brought more than 2,000 students, friends and Romans to the Cage Center.

To kick off the 13th Annual Seven Hills Rotary Basketball Classic, the Lady Vikings pounced on Shorter University. Alexa Evans hit a jump shot with 10 seconds remaining in overtime to give Berry a 74-73 victory over Shorter at Berry's Cage Center Monday. Berry led by as many as 10 points in the first half before Shorter fought back to take a 38-35 lead five minutes into the second half.  The teams would trade the lead for the remainder of regulation before settling the contest in overtime. Evans, a sophomore from Rome's Model High School, led Berry with 19 points.  She was joined in double figures by Coughlan, who added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Holly Compton, who scored 14 points and dished out nine assists.

Berry’s men battled it out as well. Tim Miles scored 16 points and nearly helped lead Berry to an upset over Shorter, but the Hawks scored seven of the game's final 10 points to come away with a 62-58 victory over Berry.

The game also raised $10,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Georgia. And the standing room only crowd was thrilled by the Morris Brown College Band during halftime.

Tickets for the Feb. 7 basketball games between Berry and Shorter are now available for purchase.  Tickets may be purchased while supplies last at the Information Desk in Krannert Center until noon Friday (Feb. 4.) General admission tickets will be available for $5.  Berry students must purchase general admission tickets if they wish to purchase more than one ticket.

Tipoff for Monday's women's game is scheduled for 6 p.m.  The men's game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Both games will be played at the Winthrop-King Centre on the Shorter campus.

Photos by Mary Claire Stewart and Alan Storey