The Berea College women's basketball team pushed its winning streak to nine games with an 80-57 win over USA South rival Wesleyan College on Sunday in Macon, Ga.

Aaliyah Hampton had 28 points and nine rebounds as the Lady Mountaineers (14-2) moved to 7-0 in conference play. Leah Parker hit six three-pointers off the bench and finished with 25 points and six rebounds.

Berea had a 16-12 lead after the first quarter, then out-scored Wesleyan 25-27 in the second period and 29-8 in the third.

The Lady Mountaineers hit 15 three-pointers in the game.

Bethanie Williams had nine points and four rebounds. Briana Lanham had six points and six rebounds. Nakeisha Greene had five points and seven rebounds.

Berea shot just 30.9 percent from the field, but hit 15-of-21 free throws.

Kristin Barnes had six points. Bailee Vanover did not score, but had seven assists and four rebounds. Jailyn Ginter had one point.

The Lady Mountaineers are set to return to action Saturday at Brevard.

Averett holds off Mountaineers

The Mountaineers (7-6, 3-3) had their two-game winning streak snapped by USA South rival Averett University (9-6, 5-2) on Sunday at the Seabury Center.

Torell Carter had 22 points and five rebounds in the 71-65 loss.

Berea trailed 44-32 at halftime, but got back within a point in the second half. Quae Charlton had 14 points, while Isaac Caudill had 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Averett shot 56 percent from the field, including 6-of-9 from three-point range, to build a double-digit lead.

Carter led the second-half comeback for Berea. The guard got the Mountaineers within a point (60-59) on a jumper with 4:37 left. Berea got back within a point again (62-61) with 2:26 left on a jumper by Charlton.

Averett out-rebounded Berea 49-30 and had 24 second-chance points.

Andrew Doty had eight points for the Mountaineers. Kevion Hudson had four points. Terique Miller had three points and three assists. Dakota Mays had two points.

Berea is set to return to action Saturday at LaGrange.

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