Three-Point Onslaught Leads Men's Basketball Past Colonels in Historic Win

Three-Point Onslaught Leads Men's Basketball Past Colonels in Historic Win

ROME, Ga. — The Berry College men's basketball team drained 14 three-pointers in the team's first ever regular-season victory over the Centre College Colonels on Sunday afternoon, claiming first place in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) with a 77-68 final score. 

The Vikings improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the SAA, already matching the team's win total from last season. Centre falls to 13-3 overall and are also 4-1 in league play. 

Elijah Hirsh and Quinn Atkinson led the team, each scoring 16 points. Hirsh recorded his third double-double of the year, earning 11 rebounds, five assists and four blocks. The team's 14 three-pointers ties the second-most since the Vikings joined NCAA Division III, just two short of the program record of 16. Dawson Wehunt led the shooters from beyond the arc, hitting four three point shots. 

As a team, the Vikings were 46.3% from the field, holding the Colonels to a 39.0% shooting percentage. 

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Elijah Hirsh: 16 PTS, 8-for-10 FT, 11 REB, 5 AST, 4 BLK
  • Quinn Atkinson: 16 PTS, 6-for-10 FG, 2 REB
  • Dawson Wehunt: 12 PTS, 4-for-7 3FG

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Berry will travel to Hendrix on Friday at 9:00 p.m.