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February 17, 2013

BSC Women’s Basketball Falls Short Against Berry

ROME,  Ga. --  Chanlir Segarra scored 17 points to help Berry College (12-13, 6-8 SAA) hold on for a 64-60 Southern Athletic Association win over Birmingham-Southern  (12-13; 7-7 SAA) Sunday at  The Cage.

Malanie Short led BSC with 14 points and eight rebounds.  Caroline King had 11 points and five rebounds and Erin Moore and Kelsey Brown added nine points apiece. Elizabeth Bromirski finished the day with eight points and seven rebounds and Alex Adams tied Short for the team-high with eight boards.

BSC trailed 6-0 early before taking a 9-8 lead on a Short basket with 15:50 left in the first half.

A Bromirski 3-pointer capped a 9-0 run and gave BSC a 22-14 lead with 8:30 to go in the half and later pushed lead to 29-19 lead on two free throws by Moore with2:54 left in the first half.

Berry closed the half on a 12-1 run to take a 31-30 halftime edge, following a Mullinax basket with nine second to go in the half.

Moore and Alex Adams made back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Panthers a 36-31 lead to open the second half.

With the game tied 36-36, the Vikings went on a 10-4 run to take a 48-40 lead with at the 11:27 remaining.

A King layup cut the Berry lead to 61-60 with 1:52 left in the contest. The Panthers could not get any of its final three shot attempts to fall over the final 1:52 while Berry went 3-for-3 from the free throw line in the final 16 seconds.

Mel McLean followed Segarra with 15 points and Alexa Evans added 13 points. Mullinax finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds,

The Panthers play in the first round of the 2013 SAA Women's Basketball Championship on Friday against Berry College at 3 p.m. in Jackson, Miss.