February 19, 2011

Basketball Overturns Bishops, 84-60

Raleigh, N.C.  – The Meredith basketball team finished their season off at home, dispatching N.C. Wesleyan 84-60. Meredith senior Courtney Kreber was honored in a pregame ceremony.

The game started in Avenging Angel style with Kreber scoring the game's first bucket to give Meredith a lead they would never give to N.C. Wesleyan.  Meredith would jump out to multiple eight point leads in the first half until the Bishops battled back to tie it at 19-all with 11 minutes remaining.  The Avenging Angels would then take a half high 11 point lead on Megan Rahn's three point basket with 2:31 remaining.  Meredith held the 42-34 halftime lead.

The second half saw the Avenging Angels put on the gas and never give up more than a double-digit lead.  Meredith would see their biggest lead of the game at 80-55 on Alejandra Patrick's jumper with just over two minutes remaining in the game.  Meredith outrebounded N.C. Wesleyan 38-33 and out shot them from the field 54% to 30%.

Meredith was led by Rahn putting in 24 points and getting five rebounds to go with five steals.  Bryana Holmes put in 11 points and Ashley Hudson had nine.  N.C. Wesleyan was led by Samantha Urquhart with 11 points and four rebounds.

Meredith completes their season and just misses the USA South tournament with a ninth place conference finish.