Lady Scots Fall At Berry 89-66

Friday, January 11, 2013

Chanlir Segarra's game-high 29 points led Berry College to an 89-66 win against host Covenant College Thursday night in women's college basketball at Barnes Physical Education Center.

Covenant was led by Ruth Gibson with 17 points.

The loss drops Covenant to 6-4 overall and marks the first home defeat for the Lady Scots this season. Berry completes the season sweep over Covenant and improves to 7-6 overall.

The Lady Scots started quickly with Gibson knocking down a 3-pointer on Covenant's first possession of the game. Covenant would take an 11-2 lead after a Jessie Blankenship layup at the 17:42 mark of the first half. At that point, however, Berry began to heat up.

The Lady Vikings would rattle off a 21-2 scoring run, capped by a layup from Segarra, that put Berry ahead 23-13 with 12:19 left in the half. Covenant would answer back with seven straight points with a pair of layups from Kiaira Cooper and a 3-pointer from Haley Soles. The score would remain close most of the rest of the half until Berry drained a couple of 3-pointers late that increased its lead to 49-36 at the half.

In the second half, Berry would continue to pull away as they led by as many as 32 points midway through the half. Covenant could only get as close as 11 points the rest of the way.

The Lady Vikiings' Segarra was10-of-20 from the field and connecting on four 3s. Mel McLean totaled 17 points, Alexa Evans added 15 points, and Tara Mullinax chipped in 10 points in the win. Berry was 34-of-73 (46.6 percent) from the field and 10-of-26 from 3-point land.

Blankenship narrowly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. Morgan Woodward scored 10 points off the bench, while Alexis Storteboom also just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Scots slightly outrebounded Berry 46-42.

Covenant will return to play on Saturday when they travel to GSAC foe Salem College. Tip-off for that contest is set for 2 p.m.


Hank Warren Setting Bar High At Boyd-Buchanan

This is the 32 nd in a series of features on interesting runners in the Chattanooga area. Most have involved folks who have been running for a number of years, but this one is a little bit different. It’s about a young man named Hank Warren, who is a junior at Boyd-Buchanan.   He’s an active young man who has all but discovered running by accident as he was using ... (click for more)

Make Your Prep Football Picks: Week Six

Loading... (click for more)

Teen, 17, Charged With Aggravated Rape In Attack On 69-Year-Old North Chattanooga Runner

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old runner in North Chattanooga on Monday morning. The teen was identified by Juvenile Court officials as Diontae Smartt. Authorities said he has given a confession. Smartt has a detention hearing Thursday at 12:30. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

Berke Implements New Pay Plan For Chattanooga Fire Department

Mayor Andy Berke joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and leadership of the Chattanooga Fire Department to unveil the department’s new pay plan Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference at Fire Hall #1 on Main Street, Mayor Berke and IAFF Local 820 President Jack Thompson signed a memorandum of understanding which sets forth regular raises for fire ... (click for more)

Leaders Lead On Amendment 1

This week the Hamilton County Commission was faced with what I believe may be one of the most important votes they have cast during their tenure.  Granted, the vote was over a "mere" Resolution that resulted in no overt action or new law in our county.  But there are times when simply speaking Truth and taking a stand on a foundational Principle is paramount and as such ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Expert Reasons Why To Vote

Early voting for the November election begins two weeks from today so please jump-start your plans that will assure your choices will be counted. In a fun-filled attempt to show what some of those who actually vote do during the rest of the day, I offer two examples of “those who live among us” from experts. The first are a series of questions from readers of “Dear Abby” who ask ... (click for more)