Briana Lanham scored more points (2,326) and had more rebounds (1,397) than any player in the history of Madison Southern High School.

Now, she's makes a big-time impact at the college level.

Lanham scored her 1,000th career point as Berea College (11-4, 7-1 USA South) picked up a 63-56 conference win over Maryville College (7-10, 5-3) on Sunday in Tennessee.

The junior forward entered the game just two points shy of the milestone. She scored 20 points and 16 rebounds in the victory.

Lanham reached the mark less than three minutes into the game when she scored on a putback.

The Berea native jumped into the line-up for the Lady Mountaineers as a freshman. She's started all 70 games the past three seasons and is averaging 14.5 points a game for her career.

This season, Lanham leads the team in scoring (13.5 points a game), rebounds (142) and steals (32).

The Lady Mountaineers suffered their first conference loss on Saturday -- a 73-47 setback at first-place Piedmont College.

They bounced back with a solid performance on Sunday.

Berea scored 12 of the first 14 points of the game and had a 22-12 lead after the first quarter.

The Lady Mountaineers out-rebounded Maryville, 50-30.

Bailee Vanover had 21 points and five rebounds in the win. On Monday, the freshman point guard was named the USA South Rookie of the Week.

The Madison Central graduate average 14.7 points and 3.3 rebounds a game as the Lady Mountaineers won two of three games last week.

Vanover is averaging 10.9 points a game this season -- second best on the team.

Kiley Barnard had 10 points in the win over Maryville, while Nakeisha Greene had four points and 13 rebounds for Berea.

The Lady Mountaineers are set to return to action Saturday at the Seabury Center against Wesleyan (Ga.).

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