TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Berea College relied on a fast start and a strong defensive effort to top Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 71-30 in the Fightin' Engineer women's basketball season opener on Saturday.
Berea, which finished 22-4 last season and improved to 5-1 this year, led 25-9 after the first quarter and held the Engineers to nine field goals with a solid defensive performance.
Aaliyah Hampton led Berea with 18 points and Bailee Vanover added 13 for the Mountaineers.
Rose-Hulman travels to the University of Chicago on Tuesday evening.