ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- The host N.C. Wesleyan Bishops held back Meredith College to down the Angels 66-55 in Wednesday's USA South action. Kimberly Schuh scored a game-high 28 points, and Kate Perko led with 17 rebounds.
MCBB held a two-point advantage at the half, but the Battling Bishops wiped away the Angels' largest lead of nine points late in the third frame. Meredith struggled to protect the ball with 18 turnovers, 15 forced by Wesleyan.
Schuh posted six boards, and Perko tallied nine points and dished out seven assists. Madison Gladwell hit three three-pointers en route to 15 points, adding seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Zaina Hook returned to the starting lineup to record three assists, as many rebounds, a pair of steals, and one block, and Mikayla Thompson finished with three boards, two assists, and one steal with one field goal.Daia Dawkins stepped in for a pair of defensive rebounds and two assists.
Bishop Kayla Johnson scored 22 points and forced out three turnovers.
The Avenging Angels return to Raleigh this weekend to host Greensboro College Saturday in USA South action. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. in Weatherspoon Gymnasium.
USA South's Pancreatic Cancer Awareness effort
Randy Tuggle, the head coach of the Pride, was diagnosed last February with pancreatic cancer, and his fight continues. Follow this link for an interview with Coach Tuggle on D3Hoops to explain his story. His interview starts around the 48 minute mark. MCBB will host William Peace Tuesday, Feb. 4, in a pancreatic cancer awareness game, and fans are encouraged to wear purple in support of this effort.
Fans may contribute to Coach Tuggle's medical expenses through a GoFundMe page, and any extra funds will be directed to a pancreatic research group. Thank you for supporting this effort.