Women's basketball jumps past Meredith in tournament finale

Kat Stanley shooting a basketball

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team used an early run and a balanced attack to roll past Meredith, 69-50, in the final game of the Lynchburg Holiday Classic Sunday afternoon.

Four Hornets scored in double figures as the hosts used a 15-2 game-opening run to lead comfortably throughout.

Freshman guard Lizzie Davis (Knoxville, Tenn.) and freshman center Kate Kolb (Morris Plains, N.J.) each scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds. Davis added a game-high four assists as well.

Senior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va.) and sophomore guard Maggie Quarles (Roanoke, Va.) added 10 points apiece.

Kimberly Schuh scored a game-high 13 points for the Avenging Angels.

The Hornets shot 50 percent from the field as a team and totaled 18 assists.

Emory & Henry defeated No. 16 Christopher Newport, 76-56, in Sunday's first tournament contest.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 69, Meredith 50

Records: Lynchburg 5-7, Meredith 1-11

Venue: Wayne Proffitt Court at Turner Gymnasium, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Hornets leapt out to a 15-2 lead, four of the points coming from both Quarles and Shephard, and continued the run to lead 20-4 after the first period.

  • Meredith shot 6-for-10 in the second period to go into halftime trailing 30-18.

  • Lynchburg held the lead after halftime, thanks in part to six points from sophomore forward Kat Stanley (Vinton, Va.) and eight second-half points from Kolb.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lynchburg resumes Old Dominion Athletic Conference play Saturday, Jan. 5 at Eastern Mennonite. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.

 

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Taylor Blevins, Emory & Henry
Lizzie Davis, Lynchburg
Sondra Fan, Christopher Newport
Tessa Johnston, Emory & Henry
Kiana Kirkland, Christopher Newport
Sydney McKinney, Emory & Henry
Kimberly Schuh, Meredith
Molly Shephard, Lynchburg

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