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