The Berea College women's basketball team extended its winning streak to 15 games with a dramatic overtime victory Sunday on the road over a conference rival.
Aaliyah Hampton had 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists as the Lady Mountaineers (20-2, 13-0 USA South) picked up a 76-74 win over LaGrange College in Georgia.
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.
LaGrange College shot 37.9 percent from the field. Berea out-rebounded the Lady Lions, 47-42.
The Lady Mountaineers remain in first place in the USA South Western Division. Berea has three regular-season games left on the schedule, including a match-up with Covenant College on Wednesday at the Seabury Center.
Mountaineers drop fourth-straight
Torell Carter just missed out on a triple-double, but that performance wasn't enough to lead the Berea College men's basketball team to a win Sunday at home over a conference rival.
The Mountaineers (9-11, 5-8 USA South) never led as they suffered an 86-75 loss to Huntingdon College at the Seabury Center. The loss was the fourth-straight for Berea.
Carter had 20 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and three blocks. Terique Miller had 21 points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds.
Huntingdon had a 41-38 lead at halftime.
Berea shot 42.6 percent from the field and was 4-of-18 from three-point range. The Mountaineers hit 19-of-31 free throws, but were out-rebounded 46-31.
Huntingdon hit 13 three-pointers.
Andrew Doty and Isaac Caudill each had nine points for Berea. Dakota Mays had seven points. MJ Embree had five points, four rebounds, while Quae Charlton and Jacob Keibler had two points each.
Berea is set to return to action Saturday at N.C. Wesleyan.