The freshman delivered.
First year wing Ashley Harris scored a career-high 18 points in 28 minutes off the bench to lead Shorter to a 71-60 victory over the visiting Lady Barons, earning the Lady Hawks their first Southern States Athletic Conference win of the season and their fifth victory in their past six games.
Shorter men 84, Brewton-Parker 77
For a team that had suffered heartbreak on more than one occasion this season, the Shorter College men’s basketball team was due for a reversal of fortune.
The No. 21 Hawks exorcised several demons on Saturday evening, rallying from a 13-point deficit in the first half and converted on clutch free throws in the final minute to score an important 84-77 victory over Brewton-Parker College.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Shorter (11-4, 2-2 Southern States Athletic Conference) and marked the third straight win for the Hawks over Brewton-Parker (2-13, 0-4 SSAC).
Southern Poly men 70, Berry 65
The Berry men’s basketball team lost it’s 100 percent home record on Saturday, but didn’t go down without a fight in a 70-65 loss to No. 11-ranked Southern Polytechnic at the Stephen J. Cage Athletic Center on Saturday. The loss drops the Vikings to 4-7 this season, while the Runnin’ Hornets improve to 11-1.
It was a tale of two halves, as the hot-shooting Vikings edged ahead by as many as 10 points early in the second half only to have the Hornets battle back and make it a back-and-forth affair down the stretch. Berry took a 61-60 lead on putback by David Holloman at the 4:05 mark of the second half, but from that point went cold and did not score again for the next 3:38.