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Basketball Opens with 77-66 Win Over Randolph

Basketball Opens with 77-66 Win Over Randolph
Lynchburg, Va. - The Meredith basketball team opened their season on the road with a 77-66 win against Randolph College on Tuesday.

The Avenging Angels only trailed once in the first half as Randolph held an early 9-8 advantage.  Meredith then went on a tear and pushed their lead to 22 as Diana Owens sunk a three-pointer to give the Avenging Angels a 44-22 lead.  Meredith held the 44-28 halftime advantage.

The second half saw Meredith (1-0) push their lead to as high as 24 points with 15 minutes left as Megan Rahn made a layup on an assist from Bryana Holmes. Randolph (0-1) then chipped away at the Meredith lead as they cut it to as seven points at 66-59 with five minutes left.  Meredith then finished with a 11-7 run to seal the 77-66 win and hold the lead the entire second half. 

Meredith was led by Rahn with 32 points and seven rebounds.  Holmes drained four three-pointers to give her a total of 20 points.  The Avenging Angels sharp shooting was the difference as they put in 45% compared to Randolph's 29%.

Meredith next plays at Southern Virginia on November 22 at 6:30 p.m.