Weekly Sports Wrap-Up: Basketball Finishes Season with Losses Against Methodist and Greensboro


Members of Meredith College's basketball team
Photo courtesy of Grace Ledford

Feb. 9: Basketball game against Methodist University


The basketball team lost to the Methodist Monarchs with a final score of 57-36. Kate Perko scored 19 points, had one assist and 14 rebounds. Lindsay Bell scored five points. De'ja Morgan scored four points, had three assists and five rebounds. Mikayla Thompson scored two points, had two assists and two rebounds. Ryley Bolyard scored two points and had three rebounds. Freshman Grace Ledford scored two points. Danika Ray scored two points and had two rebounds. Piper Carriere had one assist and five rebounds. Madi Leonard had one assist. Freshman Emma Lodge had three rebounds. Abbie Byrd had one rebound.


Feb. 12: Basketball game against Greensboro College


The basketball team lost their last game of the season against Greensboro College with a final score of 57-80. Perko scored 23 points, two assists and nine rebounds. Bolyard scored six points, had one assist and seven rebounds. Thompson scored six points, had three assists and two rebounds. Lodge scored five points and had five rebounds. Ledford scored four points, had one assist and four rebounds. Carriere scored four points, had four assists and six rebounds. Ray scored four points and had four rebounds. Morgan scored two points and had two rebounds. Leonard scored two points, had one assist and one rebound. Byrd scored one point. Bell had two rebounds. They finished their season with a 4-20 record and 8th in the east division.


The Herald spoke with freshman guard Grace Ledford about the end of the team’s season. When asked about the team’s outlook on this week’s losses, Ledford said, “Our attitude remains positive because we love each other and love being around each other. Obviously losing isn’t fun, but it’s fun to be a part of this team.”


Ledford added that “it was a rough season all around, but we had fun competing…the team is like a family; we come to practice and games every day because we love basketball.”


Despite losing their last two games, the team had a few highlights, including beating rival William Peace University twice and junior Kate Perko reaching 1,000 career points.


By Mia Russell, Staff Writer, and Elinor Shelp-Peck, Co-Editor in Chief

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