The Berea College women's basketball pushed its winning streak to 14 games with a hard-fought conference win Saturday on the road.
Freshman Destiny Combs had 28 points and four rebounds as the Lady Mountaineers (19-2) picked up a 61-54 victory over Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala.
Aaliyah Hampton had 11 points and four rebounds for Berea, while Leah Parker had eight points and Bailee Vanover added seven points and two assists.
The Lady Mountaineers are 12-0 in the USA Conference and have a three-game lead over Piedmont College n the western division standings.
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) for Berea coach Trent Milby.
Briana Lanham had three points and nine rebounds. Kristen Barnes had four points. Destanie Love had 11 rebounds and three blocks, while Nakeisha Greene had nine rebounds.
The Lady Mountaineers shot 30.5 percent from the field and hit 4-of-15 three-pointers. Berea was 23-of-33 from the free throw line. Berea had more turnovers (15) than Huntingdon (12), but out-rebounded the Hawks, 51-46.
The Lady Mountaineers are set to return to action Sunday at LaGrange College.
Mountaineers fall in OT
The Berea College men's basketball team let a seven-point halftime lead slip away and suffered a 103-97 overtime loss Saturday at the Seabury Center to USA South Conference rival LaGrange College.
Freshman Quae Charlton had 26 points and four rebounds for the Mountaineers (9-10, 5-7 USA South). isaac Caudill had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Torell Carter had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
The game featured 11 ties and 12 lead changes.
Berea shot just 32.1 percent from the field, hit 9-of-28 three-pointers, and was 20-of-23 from the free throw line.
Dakota Mays had nine points and four rebounds. Terique Miller had seven points and three rebounds. Andrew Doty had six points. M.J. Embree had six points and four rebounds.
Berea out-rebounded Lagrange, 52-47.
The loss dropped the Mountaineers into a tie for third place in the USA South Western Division.
Berea is set to return to action Sunday at home against Huntingdon.