Women's Basketball falls to Berry in overtime, 76-74

Alex Adams
Alex Adams

ROME, Ga.—The Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team lost a heartbreaker on the road to Berry College, Tuesday night, falling in overtime, 76-74.

The Panthers drop to 2-2 on the season with the loss in their first road game of the year.

BSC led for almost all of the first half, going up by as much as 12 before leading 35-27 at halftime. The Panthers kept their lead until the 6:38 mark of the second half when Berry went up by two, 50-48. The teams went back and forth down the stretch, exchanging baskets and ending regulation with a 63-63 tie.

The Vikings scored the first basket of overtime and, with the exception of two ties, led for the entire five minutes despite the Panthers being on their heels the whole time. The score was tied at 74-74 with six seconds left thanks to two made free throws by junior Alex Adams, but Berry scored a basket at the buzzer to win.

Adams led all players with a career-high 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and she also led the team with 10 rebounds. Senior Ashton Spurgin scored 13 points, and senior Sam Davidson scored 10. Senior Kristian Moody led with four assists.

The Panthers stay on the road to take on Emory University this Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. in Atlanta.