Morning Leads Women's Basketball to Second Straight SAA Win

Morning Leads Women's Basketball to Second Straight SAA Win

CONWAY, Ark. — Berry College’s Jana Morning led the Vikings women’s basketball team to a 69-64 victory over the Hendrix College Warriors to earn the team’s second straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) victory.

With the win, Berry is now 6-11 overall and 2-4 in league play. Hendrix falls to 9-8 and 2-4 in the SAA.

Morning scored a career-high 30 points on 7-for-11 three-point shooting. Her point total from tonight puts her inside the top-10 for points scored in a single game in Berry’s NCAA DIII era. Morning’s seven made three-point shots ties the single-game record held by Mel McLean from 2014.

The Vikings jumped out to a 23-12 lead after the first quarter, but were held to just three points in the second period and found themselves trailing at halftime. The offense was held in check in the third as well, as Berry trailed 54-39 heading to the fourth. The Vikings then erupted offensively, outscoring the Warriors 30-10 to secure the win.

In the fourth quarter alone, Morning was 4-for-5 from three-point range and was 6-for-6 on free throws to lead Berry to the win.

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Jana Morning: 30 PTS, 7-for-11 3FG, 9-for-10 FT, 2 REB
  • Alex Weems: 12 PTS, 3-for-6 FG, 8 REB

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Berry will face Rhodes in Memphis on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.