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Rhoney Scores 18 as Hornets Sting Basketball Angels 89-57

Rhoney Scores 18 as Hornets Sting Basketball Angels 89-57

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- With the semester's final exams fast approaching, the Meredith College basketball team dropped Wednesday night's road game 89-57 versus Lynchburg College. The Hornets were picked to finish second this season in the ODAC Preseason Poll as the reigning conference champion.

Rookie Amy Rhoney led the Angels with 18 points on 8-of-12 field goal shooting and 2-of-3 from the stripe. Jessi Hayes dropped three-of-four from three-point land to score 14 points, adding five rebounds.

Meredith played two quarters close with Lynchburg and scored their highest point total yet this season, but the hosts would score 30 points off 23 Angel turnovers to remain comfortably in the lead through most of regulation.

Chandler Hines rejoined the lineup tonight since game one tallying six assists with six points, and Carly Endean dropped in two from behind the arc. Brittany Preston recorded seven points, two steals, and Meghan Pleasants came off the bench to contribute seven points, two assists from the inside.

One of four players with double-digit scoring, Charmaine Hairston led the Hornets with 17 points

The Meredith Angels hit the books during the next week preparing for exams before heading to St. Andrews University Friday, Dec. 16 for a 2 p.m. tipoff versus the Knights. The Angels will then enjoy time off for the holiday before returning Dec. 29 for Piedmont's two-day Cancer Awareness Tournament in Georgia. Follow the Avenging Angels live HERE.