SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women's basketball team took down the defending USA South West Division Champions in Berea its home opener Tuesday night, defeating the Mountaineers, 81-59, from Juhan Gymnasium.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (2-1) 81, Berea (0-1) 59
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Tigers offense came out shooting early in the contest, connecting on seven of their first 10 shots. The Purple and Gold finished the quarter going 10-of-18 on the floor, and they led, 24-12, after one quarter.
-However, the Mountaineers stormed back in the second stanza, outscoring the Tigers 20-6 in the period as they took a 32-30 lead into the locker room.
-The Tigers offense came to life in the third period. After Sue Kim tied the contest at 34 points apiece thanks to connecting on free throws, the Tigers did not lock back, as they went on a 17-2 run for about five minutes in the quarter.
-In that third quarter, Sewanee outscored the visitors, 34-10, and shot lights out in the period, going 10-of-13 in the frame and 6-of-7 from 3-point land. Kim scored 16 points in the period on a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, 3-of-3 from downtown, and connecting on five free throws.
-The Purple and Gold fended off a late rally by Berea, but it was the Tigers who earned the victory in their home opener.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Sue Kim tied a career-best on Tuesday with 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting and 4-of-6 from downtown. She also dished out eight dimes.
-Ellie Treanton, in 22 bench minutes dropped 16 points, going perfect from beyond the arc, and corralled six boards.
BEREA KEY STATISTICS
-Bailee Vanover led Berea scoring with 11 bench points.
The Tigers return to the road this weekend, as they head to LaGrange for the LaGrange Classic. The three-day tournament begins on Thursday with a contest against Welch (Tenn.).