With a 9-1 record in their first ten games, the Meridian girls’ basketball team hosted Annandale High School on Monday night as they looked to keep up their winning ways. Elizabeth Creed opened the scoring with a mid-range jump shot, the start of what would eventually become a 16-0 run to begin the evening. The home team thoroughly dominated in every facet of the game coming out of the gates, getting offensive rebounds on a number of their missed shots while Annandale could barely get across halfcourt without turning the ball over. It wasn’t until late in the first quarter that the visitors finally got on the board by way of a free throw, and the Mustangs convincingly led 17-1 after one.
The Meridian lead expanded to 31-5 by halftime, with Annandale still yet to score a single field goal as all five of their first half points came at the foul line. That changed on the very first possession of the second half as the visitors immediately made a layup, but they remained in a massive hole and the Mustangs cruised the rest of the way, leading 44-11 after three quarters and 47-15 at the final buzzer as the backups came in for the closing frame. However, the win came at a price as senior Peyton Jones injured her ankle during the third quarter and did not return to the game, so here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for one of Meridian’s primary contributors.
Elizabeth Creed led all scorers with 14 points, while Maureen Tremblay had 13 and Jones had 10 before leaving the game. The Mustangs will be back in action on Friday, once again at home as they play host to Alexandria City.