Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Meredith Rallies Over Women

Meredith Rallies Over Women

RALEIGH, N.C. - Host Meredith College erased a double-digit second half deficit to down Shenandoah University 71-69 in USA South Conference women's basketball action Sunday afternoon.

Senior Megan Rahn clinched the game for Meredith (4-9, 2-5 USA South) by draining a pair of free throws with four seconds remaining.

Shenandoah (5-9, 2-5) got the ball into its frontcourt on the ensuing inbounds, but Sam Akers' running jumper glanced off the rim as time expired.

Rahn's two free throws capped a comeback from 15 points down for the Avenging Angels.

SU led 48-33 following a Nicole Gilbertson jump shot with 16:25 remaining, but could only watch as MC staged the furious comeback.

The Angels scored the game's next 11 points to make it 48-44 with 10:33 remaining, and after Shenandoah bought itself some breathing room with an Akers 3-pointer and an Arianna Beard baseline jumper, staged another run.

This 6-0 spurt tied the game at 53-53 with exactly six minutes left.

The Hornets answered with consecutive jumpers from Gilbertson and Holly Chittenden before Rahn gave the hosts their first lead by backing up a Bryana Holmes '3' with four consecutive free throws.

This advantage eventually was pushed to four points on two different occasions, the last with 32 seconds left, but Akers kept Shenandoah alive by sandwiching two 3-pointers around two Holmes free throws.

Rahn was then fouled in the lane with four seconds left, setting the stage for the final play of the contest.

Gilbertson led SU with 21 points while Akers and Mandy Johnston both had 16.

Gilbertson also had a game-high 13 rebounds.

Shenandoah owned a 59-45 advantage on the glass.

SU is back in action on Wednesday at 5:30 in Newport News against Christopher Newport University. The game is the opener of a doubleheader with the Shenandoah men.

Akers Named All-USA South
February 22, 2012 Akers Named All-USA South
Pride Downs Women
February 18, 2012 Pride Downs Women
Captains Top Women's Hoops
February 15, 2012 Captains Top Women's Hoops
Meredith Rallies Over Women
February 12, 2012 Meredith Rallies Over Women
Bishops Down Women's Hoops
February 11, 2012 Bishops Down Women's Hoops
Women Outlast Peace
February 5, 2012 Women Outlast Peace
Methodist Tops Women's Hoops
February 4, 2012 Methodist Tops Women's Hoops
Women Outlast Squirrels
January 31, 2012 Women Outlast Squirrels
Women Sweep USA South Honors
January 30, 2012 Women Sweep USA South Honors
Women Roar Past Cougars
January 28, 2012 Women Roar Past Cougars
Women (Three) Bomb Panthers
January 24, 2012 Women (Three) Bomb Panthers
Pride Stifles Women
January 21, 2012 Pride Stifles Women
Captains Sink Women's Hoops
January 18, 2012 Captains Sink Women's Hoops
Meredith Rallies Over Women
January 15, 2012 Meredith Rallies Over Women
Bishops Rally Past Women
January 14, 2012 Bishops Rally Past Women
Women Rally Over Peace
January 8, 2012 Women Rally Over Peace
Women Pound Squirrels
January 4, 2012 Women Pound Squirrels
Royals Top Women's Hoops
December 17, 2011 Royals Top Women's Hoops
Women Down Bobcats
December 12, 2011 Women Down Bobcats
Vote for Abby!
December 2, 2011 Vote for Abby!
Mary Washington Tops Women
November 22, 2011 Mary Washington Tops Women
Mobile Game Program Available
November 21, 2011 Mobile Game Program Available
Hooker Named All-Tournament
November 20, 2011 Hooker Named All-Tournament
Mules Down Women's Hoops
November 18, 2011 Mules Down Women's Hoops
Women's Hoops Stings Hornets
November 15, 2011 Women's Hoops Stings Hornets
Hoops Tickets on Sale
November 3, 2011 Hoops Tickets on Sale
Women Lead Hoops Polls
October 19, 2011 Women Lead Hoops Polls
Women's Hoops 'Buzz for Cancer'
September 26, 2011 Women's Hoops 'Buzz for Cancer'
//