ATLANTA — The Berry women's basketball team was unable to overcome a poor shooting performance and dropped their final regular season game to Oglethorpe University by a final score of 62-41 on Saturday night. The loss snaps the Vikings' DIII-era record nine game winning streak.
The 41 points scored is the team's lowest total since a loss to Oglethorpe (20-5) back on Dec. 7th. The Vikings shot just 22.6% from the field and were 12-of-22 on free throws. Berry (13-12) was outrebounded 44-34 but won the turnover battle 15-18.
The defeat is Berry's first since they lost to Sewanee on Jan. 11th, over a month ago.
The Vikings trailed 30-22 at halftime, and were behind by only ten after Capri Frazier hit a three-pointer at the end of the third quarter to pull to 45-35. However, Berry could only muster six points in the final frame to Oglethorpe's 17.
Despite the loss, Berry will still own the #3 seed in the upcoming Southern Athletic Association (SAA) tournament, hosted by Millsaps.
Berry will face the sixth seed, Centre, this Friday at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi in quarterfinal action in the SAA tournament. Game time is yet to be determined.