BEREA, KY.— Berea College women's basketball team fell against #16 Transylvania University 65-57 at the Seabury Center.
The Mountaineers played a hard fought game against the Pioneers, but were unable to overcome Transy's dominance in the paint, where they outscored the Mountaineers 34 to 24. The Mountaineers out-rebounded the Pioneers 51-49 and made more shots beyond the arc, but could not upset the #16 team in the country.
Freshman guard Aaliyah Hampton (Hopkinsville, KY.), had a game-high 17 points and added 4 rebounds. She went 7-19 from the field and made her 1st 3-point shot for the season. Right behind Hampton was sophomore guard Leah Parker (Livingston, TN.), who had 14 points and had a game-high 4 buckets from beyond the arc. She also shot 40% from the beyond the arc which also led the game. Forward Nakeisha Greene (Lexington, KY.) continued her dominance on the board by leading the Mountaineers were 9 boards.
The Pioneers were led by Ashton Woodard, who had 17 points and 9 rebounds. She had 5 assists. Right behind Woodard was Zenoviah Walker, who had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both players combined drew 11 fouls in the game.
The Mountaineers came out the gate ready to play, but ultimately gave up a 12 point run late in the 2nd quarter to give the Pioneers the lead into halftime. The game was very tightly contested for the majority of it, as Transy held the lead for 20:51 minutes of the game and Berea held the lead for 17:02 minutes of the game.
Up next, the Mountaineers will look to get back on track against former KIAC rival IU-Southeast Friday (Nov. 22). Tipoff is slated for 7:00 pm at the Roland Wierwille Court.
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