RALEIGH, N.C. -- In Saturday's day-two of the season's opening doubleheader, the Meredith College basketball squad fell short in a 68-62 loss to the visiting Roanoke Maroons. Four Angels finished in double figures with Kimberly Schuh also posting 11 rebounds.
Katherine Holmes and Janah Hassell each bested last night's career performances with 16 and 11 points, respectively, and Kirstie King stepped up with 10 points, nine boards. Rookie Caroline Coleman continues to make an early impact for the Angels, scoring eight points on four-of-four shooting from the stripe, adding five assists.
Today's shooting clinic included 110 combined attempts from both teams with 38 percent or better averaged over four quarters. The Avenging Angels posted 86.4 percent free throw shooting, including a pair of perfect performances from Coleman and Hassell.
Roanoke's edge came on the defensive end, as the quick hands of the young squad created 10 MCBB turnovers for 23 points. Additionally, the Maroons grabbed 15 offensive boards to produce a bonus of 16 second chance points to remain out front throughout the 40 minutes of play.
As the Angels play hard to find their rhythm under direction of new Head Coach LaQuanda Quick, Meredith will continue to improve and challenge opponents throughout the season.
MCBB will hit the road next weekend for back-to-back games at Centre College in Danville, Ky., to face off with the host Colonels and the visiting Thomas More Saints of nearby Crestview Hills.