Women's Basketball Drops SAA Opener to Oglethorpe 73-47

Women's Basketball Drops SAA Opener to Oglethorpe 73-47

By MacKenzie Tuttle, Digital Content Supervisor

ATLANTA – Alex Weems and Nia Smith each scored double-digit points in the outing, but the Berry College women’s basketball team fell to Oglethorpe University 73-47 on Wednesday night to open up Southern Athletic Association play.

Weems and Smith scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, to lead the Vikings’ offense in the contest. As a team though, Berry shot 24.5-percent (12-of-49) to the Stormy Petrels’ 41-percent (25-of-61). Both teams shot under 30% from beyond the arc as well, with Eveline Parsons sinking Berry’s two three-pointers of the game. However, Berry continued their impressive free throw shooting, sinking 21-of-34 of their free throws on the night. Defensively, the Vikings were led by Capri Frazier’s seven rebound effort, with Smith and Parsons contributing five and four boards on the night, respectively.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Alex Weems: 13 PTS, 4-for-9 FG, 5-8 FT, 3 R
  • Nia Smith: 11 PTS, 2-for-6 FG, 7-11 FT, 5 REB, AST, STL
  • Eveline Parsons: 8 PTS, 2-for-5 FG, 2-for-3 3PT, 2-for-2 FT, 4 REB
  • Capri Frazier: 3 PTS, 7 REB, STL 

OGLETHORPE STANDOUTS:

  • Jada Triplett: 19 PTS, 5-for-9 FG, 8-for-8 FT, 2 REB, 3 AST
  • Savannah LeGate: 19 PTS, 7-for-8 FG, 5-for-8 FT, 11 REB
  • Lauren Ransom: 13 PTS, 5-for-11 FG, 3-for-4 FT, 2 REB, 2 AST

NOTABLES:

  • With the loss, Berry falls to 2-4 overall on the year, as well as 0-1 in the Southern Athletic Association.
  • Oglethorpe moves to 4-1 and 1-0.

UP NEXT:

  • Berry will travel to Lookout Mountain, Ga., to take on the Scots of Covenant College in their next matchup on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2:00 p.m.