Women’s Basketball Tops Meredith To Open USA South Play
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College SID
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s basketball team remained perfect in the 2017-2018 season and picked up their first USA South Athletic Conference victory of the season Saturday by defeating the Angels of Meredith College, 73-58.
Meredith opened the first period on a 5-0 run before taking their largest lead of the contest at 7-1 with 7:34 showing on the clock.
However, Greensboro was able to get the offense going as they closed out the period on a 20-4 run to take a 21-11 lead into the second period. Katie Lewis, who finished with a game-high 17 points, paced the closing run with six points, while four other players tallied three points each.
Following their run to close the first period, the Pride quickly extended their advantage to 20-points midway through the period following a three-pointer by A’Liyah Woods.
Greensboro was then able to take their largest lead of the half at 40-17, following a layup by Laprecious England, before taking a 43-23 lead into halftime.
Over the course of the final two periods of play, the Pride was able to maintain their advantage despite a push by the Angels to secure the victory.
Kyle Barry, who finished 6-of-12 from the field, tallied 14 points on the day. Kamerin Williams, Lauren Jenkins and England each had a team-high eight rebounds.
The Pride women will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when they play their first home game of the season against the Monarchs of Methodist University. For more information on Greensboro College women’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.