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Schuh Scores 26 in Meredith’s First Win of Season

Kimberly Schuh

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kimberly Schuh scored 26 points to lead the Meredith College basketball Angels to a 57-48 victory over visiting Mary Baldwin University. The win marks the first for the Avenging Angels this season.

The Fighting Squirrels opened with a five-point lead in the first period, and the Avenging Angels could not buy a three point basket, missing all nine through the first 20 minutes of play.

But an aggressive MCBB defense shut down Baldwin in the third stanza to edge in front. Caroline Coleman drained the team's only long range jumper off a pass from Trinity Packer, and Brittany Preston drove to the basket for two more on the next opportunity.

At 4:20 in the third period, Kirstie King finished a three-point play, and the Avenging Angels took the lead on a bucket inside from Packer. Head Coach LaQuanda Quick whistled for a full timeout with seconds remaining, and Schuh executed her play flawlessly to give MCBB a three-point advantage heading into the final frame.

Meredith remained focused and extended their lead to eight with seven minutes left to play. MBU trimmed that lead to five on a three-point play from Demet Saygili and would do so once more on a jump shot from Leah Calhoun two minutes later. But the Angels maintained their poise to finished off a much needed win heading into the college's winter break.

Coleman dished out four assists to go along with 11 points, and King tallied 10 points with three rebounds, one assist. Packer led all with 13 boards, adding three assists and five points, and Schuh recorded her fourth double-double on the season with 11 rebounds. Madison Gladwell posted three points, four rebounds, and a pair of assists, and Janah Hassell grabbed a rebound and one assist in her 12 minutes of play.

Saygili led Baldwin with 13 points, seven rebounds in their third USA South loss this season.

Meredith will enjoy a short break from the hardwood before returning to action December 29 in the two-day Lynchburg Holiday Classic.