RLAEIGH, N.C. - The Meredith College basketball team wrapped up a USA South weekend with a 72-55 win over the visiting Mary Baldwin Fighting Squirrels. Twenty-three offensive rebounds led to 19 second-chance points to keep the Angels out front Sunday.
Meredith held a modest nine-point lead at 13:26 until Mary Baldwin's impressive three-point shooter Shanice Miles drained two to launch an 18-9 MBC run. The series tied the game at 22 with 6:49 remaining in the half.
A patient Avenging Angels offense recovered and Meredith held an 11-point lead at the half.
Mary Baldwin's Miles and teammate Lindsey Poirot carried the Fighting Squirrels during the second period scoring all but five of MBC's 29 second-half points. But Meredith's unselfish efforts kept the hosts out front by as many as 23 during the final 20 minutes of play.
McKenzi Edwards led the Avenging Angels with 18 points and dished out a game-high six assists. Kim Hinton contributed a dozen from inside the paint and pulled down eight rebounds. Rah'Nika Jones posted a game-high nine boards, adding eight points in the win.
Miles finished with 32 points, including 7-of-12 from behind the arc, and Poirot added 10 points, eight rebounds.
Meredith hits the road for a three-game series away from Raleigh beginning with Methodist Wednesday, February 5. The Avenging Angels return to Weatherspoon Gym February 12 for the Play 4Kay breast cancer awareness event. Tip-off versus N.C. Wesleyan is slated for 7:30 p.m.