The Lady Mountaineers (10-3, 5-0 USAS) had not played a game in more than three weeks and they had almost no practice time leading into a match-up with USA South Conference rival Agnes Scott (0-13, 0-5) on Saturday at the Seabury Center.
“The snow storm threw a wrench into everything,” Berea College senior Bailee Vanover said of the team’s return to the Berea College campus. “They wanted us to be here Thursday, but not everyone could be here. We ended up getting together for the first time on Friday. We got a good practice in.”
They certainly didn’t look rusty.
Berea College jumped out to a quick 19-4 lead and rolled past winless Agnes Scott, 63-40. Vanover had 16 points, five rebounds and four steals and Aaliyah Hampton had 16 points and three rebounds.
The Lady Mountaineers shot just 29.9 percent, but forced 32 turnovers, which led to 25 points.
Berea was up 33-18 at halftime.
The Lady Mountaineers have won nine-straight USA South games and 23 of their past 24 league games.
Daiyn Spalding had nine points, four assists and four rebounds. Destiny Combs had seven points and 16 rebounds. Jayden Merriweather had six points, six steals and five rebounds. Jailyn Ginter had five points and JeKauri McKeithen had two points.
Berea’s USA South match-up scheduled for Sunday at the Seabury Center has been postponed…