Milligan starts season with loss to Berry

from staff reports

   MT. BERRY, GA. -- Using a balanced scoring attack, Berry College's men basketball team trampled Milligan 86-66 Friday night in the first round of the Days-Inn Berry College Classic at the Vikings' Ford Gymnasium.
   Five players scored in double figures for Berry, while the Viking defense forced 17 turnovers. Milligan took an early lead before Berry went on a 13-2 run to go up 23-17 midway through the first half.
   In the second half, Berry lit up the nets with a barrage of three-point shots. John David Gable led the Vikings with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Stacey Scotten and Lucas Romine each had 14 points. Eric Herrick with 13 and Kirk Feinswog with 10 points were the other Vikes to score in double figures.
   The Buffaloes were led by Michael Morrell's 15 points, while A.J. Hamler had 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Lance Ashby added 13 points and newcomer Craig Emmert piled in 11 points and four blocks to the Milligan effort.
   The Buffaloes rebounded nicely in their second game of the Days Inn Classic on Saturday with a 97-73 win over Belhaven.
   MILLIGAN WOMEN SHUTS OUT COVENANT
   from staff reports --
   Salem Wood broke a scoreless tie in the 34th minute to lead Milligan's women's soccer to a 2-0 victory over Covenant Friday afternoon at the Lady Buffaloes' soccer field.
   After Wood's high, curving shot Jackie Goncalves added a second goal with a shot that bounced off the Covenant goalkeeper's hand.
   The Lady Buffaloes improved to 17-2-3 on the season with the victory, still not allowing a goal in three playoff games this year.