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Basketball Tops Mary Baldwin 63-49

Basketball Tops Mary Baldwin 63-49

STAUNTON, Va. - The Meredith College basketball squad defeated USA South foe Mary Baldwin 63-49 in Sunday's road contest. The Avenging Angels sit in fifth place among North division teams heading into the final week of regular season play.

Meredith held just a two-point advantage over the Fighting Squirrels when Rah'nika Jones netted a short jumper at 16:32 to launch an 11-0 Avenging Angel run. Capped off by a fastbreak layup from McKenzi Edwards, Meredith held a 19-6 advantage with 13:15 remaining in the half.

The hosts countered with a 13-4 run of their own, including a three-pointer from leading scorer Shanice Miles to cut the deficit to four at the 6:29 mark.

Rookie point guard Asia Milton drained a long jumper on the next play to help Meredith push towards a 14-point lead heading into the half.

An even 28-28 score in the second half left the Avenging Angels out front for the win.

Edwards led her team with 14 points, adding a trio of assists. Kim Hinton dropped in 10 points, and Jones finished with eight along with seven rebounds. Milton led all with five assists and tallied six points in the win.

Miles posted a game-high 17 points for Mary Baldwin, adding five steals, and Lindsey Poirot recorded 13 points and a dozen boards.

Meredith hosts a four-game home series to close out the regular season beginning with Tuesday's rescheduled Play 4Kay event versus N.C. Wesleyan. The game is slated for an early start of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday's regularly scheduled game versus cross-town rival William Peace tips-off at 7 p.m.