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Angels' 75 Percent First Half Shooting Keeps Panthers Close in 71-57 Loss

Chandler Hines

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Meredith College Avenging Angels basketball team put on a shooting clinic during the first 20 minutes of Wednesday night's action versus the visiting Ferrum Panthers. Ferrum closed out the 71-57 victory, but Kimberly Schuh and Chandler Hines kept the Panthers close through the early minutes of the final frame.

The Angels averaged 75 percent from the field in the first half with perfect quarters from Hines, Schuh, and Madison Gladwell. The effort sent Meredith to the locker room with a one point lead at intermission.

Ferrum's defensive stepped up, and Zarkia Mattox scored 15-of-16 third period points to shift the momentum and the lead back in favor of the Panthers. Meredith struggled to find the rim throughout the fourth stanza, scoring just one field goal in 14 attempts.

Schuh finished with 21 and Hines 17, while Meghan Pleasants led the Angels with eight rebounds. Gladwell and Kirstie King scored six apiece, and Trinity Packer entered from the bench to drop in a pair of field goals.

Mattox led all with a game-high 29, and Erin March recorded the lone double-double with 15 points, 10 boards on the night.

Meredith travels to Pfeiffer Saturday and will face Division leader Greensboro College Sunday in a pair of road contests before hosting William Peace next Wednesday.