The Lady Mountaineers moved closer to locking up a division title with two big wins on the road last weekend.

Berea College (20-2) defeated Huntingdon, 63-54, on Saturday, then had to go to overtime to beat LaGrange, 76-74, on Sunday afternoon.

With the wins, the Lady Mountaineers improved to 13-0 in USA South Conference play. They have a three-game lead over Piedmont with three games left in the regular season.

Those hard-fought road victories pushed Berea's winning streak to 15-straight games.

The Lady Mountaineers have not lost since Nov. 26.

In the win over LaGrange, Aaliyah Hampton had 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Bailee Vanover had 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists, while Bethanie Williams had 13 points, three rebounds and two assists.

The game featured 13 ties and 10 lead changes.

LaGrange scored first in overtime, but free throws by Williams and Vanover put Berea back in front. After Lagrange tied the game again, Williams put the Lady Mountaineers in front for good with a three-pointer from the right side.

Williams was 1-of-4 from three-point range.

Hampton hit one-of-two free throws with 22 seconds left to put Berea up 76-72. The Lady Lions got a late basket, then had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds that came up short.

Briana Lanham had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Kristin Barnes had six points. Leah Parker had four points and five rebounds. Nakeisha Greene had two points and five rebounds. Isis Hill had two points.

Berea shot 33.9 percent from the field, including 9-of-27 from three-point range. The Lady Mountaineers hit 27-35 from the free throw line. Hampton was 8-of-13 at the line.

On Monday, Hampton was named the USA South Rookie of the Week.

Destiny Combs led the charge for the Lady Mountaineers in the win over Huntingdon. The freshman had 28 points and four rebounds.

Hampton had 11 points and four rebounds for Berea, while Parker had eight points and Vanover added seven points and two assists.

Berea led 13-12 after one quarter and was up 24-21 after two quarters. The Lady Mountaineers out-scored Huntingdon 23-13 in the third quarter.

The win marked the 400th all-time (college and high school combined) for Berea coach Trent Milby.

Lanham had three points and nine rebounds. Barnes had four points. Love had 11 rebounds and three blocks, while Nakeisha Greene had nine rebounds.

The Lady Mountaineers are set to return to action Wednesday at home against Covenant College (8-12, 5-6 USAS).

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