NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The host Christopher Newport Captains handled the basketball Angels with ease in an 86-47 victory Sunday afternoon to cap off the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Kimberly Schuh and Kirstie King led the Avenging Angels with double-figure scoring.
Meredith stuggled from the floor early in the game, scoring just 13 points through the first half. In a third quarter boost the Angels shot 40 percent from the field, adding six-of-eight from the stripe for 16 points. But a deep CNU bench kept the hosts in control.
Foul trouble crippled the small Avenging Angels lineup with Trinity Packer on the bench with her fifth midway through the third quarter and Madison Gladwell disqualified with 2:39 left in the same stanza.
An outmatched Meredith squad refused to fold, but the Captains cruised to an easy finish.
Christopher Newport forced 18 of MCBB's 30 turnovers and grabbed 25 offensive rebounds to just 9 for the Avenging Angels. Meredith held their own with 27 defensive boards, shot 25 percent from three-point range, and scored a season-high 20 free throws throughout regulation.
Schuh led the Angels with 14 points, adding nine rebounds, and King posted 11 points, and nine boards. Caroline Coleman scored eight, and Katherine Holmes and Gladwell combined for 11 points, four rebounds.
CNU's Sondra Fan led all a 15-person lineup with 15 points, and Natalie Terwilliger finished with a double-double on 11 points, 10 rebounds.
Meredith opens a home double-header next Saturday afternoon with a 2 p.m. game versus the University of Mary Washington Eagles. Greensboro College travels Meredith for a Sunday afternoon contest to open the USA South Conference schedule. Follow the action live.