RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Meredith College basketball Angels maintained an advantage most of the way in Sunday's USA South opener versus the visiting Greensboro Pride but would open a window for GC to edge in front down the stretch. Kimberly Schuh led with 17 points, and Trinity Packer tallied a game high 15 rebounds.
In spite of a series of game management challenges througout the 40 minutes of play, both teams maintained focus on the court and battled for control.
Meredith won the battle on the boards with 46 rebounds to 33 from Greensboro, including seven second chance opporunities created by Packer's force under the offensive basket. But 28 MCBB turnovers allowed the Pride every possible chance to slip back into the game.
Caroline Coleman netted a perfect five-for-five at the free throw line to finish with 15 points, adding a pair of assists. Kirstie King grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out four assists to help the Avenging Angels. Janah Hassell and Katherine Holmes entered from the bench to score six points apiece with a combined four rebounds.
The Pride's Ashley Free and Nichelle Jeffries led Greensboro with a combined 27 points.
MCBB travels to Methodist Tuesday for a 7 p.m. league pairing versus the Monarchs and will face off with Coastal Carolina the following evening in an exhibition game in Conway, S.C. versus the Chanticleers.