Women's basketball: Big second half leads Vikings on Senior Day

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ROME Ga. -- Berry College defeated Sewanee, 78-63, on Sunday. The Vikings finished their regular season 17-8 and 9-5 in the Southern Athletic Association.

Mel McLean finished the game with 23 points while going 5-for-8 at the three point arc. Fellow Senior Day honoree Chanlir Segarra finished her night with 13 points and seven assists.

Berry had four players in the game finish with double digit points. Freshman Zarriah Pierce added 15 points and seven assists and Emma Cook notched 12 points.

Sewanee (12-12, 4-10 SAA) led the entire first half until BC moved into a two point lead with 21 seconds left in the half. Berry led 33-31 at the break.

Berry quickly took over the second half by going on an early 17-to-7 point run. BC held the lead as high as 23 points over the Tigers. The Vikings finished the second half by scoring 45 to Sewanee's 32.

Jamie Chauvin tied McLean for game-high points with 23 for the Tigers.

The team honored both of the seniors--Segarra and McLean--after the game. "They are both are valuable players," said Head Coach Stephanie Dunn. "They are true examples of what I try to coach with hard work and dedication."

The Vikings will now prepare for the SAA tournament next weekend in Jackson, Miss. "It is going to be exciting," Dunn said. "Every team can beat everyone else and we are looking forward to the competition."

The teams have a rematch in the quarterfinals of the SAA Championships. Second-seeded Berry faces #7 Sewanee  faces at 7 p.m. ET on Feb 27 at Millsaps College.

View full SAA women's bracket HERE