The Berea College women's basketball team missed 21 free throws, but sill opened USA South Conference play with a win on Saturday at the Seabury Center.
Aaliyah Hampton had 19 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Lady Mountaineers (3-0, 1-0) topped LaGrange College, 72-65. Bailee Vanover had 14 points seven rebounds and two assists, while Destiny Combs had 12 points and eight rebounds.
LaGrange (3-4, 0-1) had a 31-30 lead at halftime, but Berea hit four three-pointers in the third quarter to take the lead.
The teams combined to shoot 35 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Berea was 13-of-27 from the line in the final 10 minutes and hit only 15-of-36 attempts for the game. LaGrange was 11-of-22 from the line for the game.
The game featured 14 lead changes and four ties.
Drea Satori had 10 points for Berea. Jayden Merriweather had seven points and four rebounds. Dailyn Spalding had five points and four rebounds. Leah Parker had three points and Brenda Davila had two points.
The Lady Mountaineers had 22 turnovers and were out-rebounded 49-47.
Berea is set to return to action Sunday against conference rival Huntingdon College.
The Berea College men's basketball team was dominated on the paint and on board during a 94-82 loss to Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg on Seabury Central on Saturday.
Isaac Caudill had 18 points, nine rebounds and three assists for the Mountaineers (2-3). Kevion Hudson had 16 points and five rebounds. Quae Charlton and Trey Minter both had 15 points and Terique Miller had 12 points.
UC-Harrodsburg out-rebounded Berea 48-33 and had 68 points in the paint.
The Pioneers had a 47-45 lead at halftime, then hit 12-of-20 free throws in the second half.
Berea shot 47 percent from the field for the game, 12-of-32 from the field, and was 12-of-15 at the line.
The game featured 11 ties and eight lead changes.
Thomas Spencer and Jarel Montgomery had three points each for Berea.
The Mountaineers are set to return to action Tuesday at home against Boyce College.