Meredith leads Assumption past Golden Knights
Assumption 63, Saint Rose 44
Worcester, Mass. --- The Greyhouds of Assumption College defeated the Golden Knights of Saint Rose 63-44 Thursday night, behind 23 points by junior forward Kelly Meredith (Franklin, MA/Franklin). Meredith would also have six rebounds and two steals, shooting ten-of-fifteen from the floor.
Senior forward Molly Griffiths (Walpole, MA/Ursuline Academy) had eight points and a game-high 14 rebounds for Assumption, helping the Greyhounds to their fourth straight victory. Sophomore guard Katy Howard (Medway, MA/Medway) had a season-high 16 points, shooting four-of-five from the field.
For the Golden Knights, junior guard Ola Shajuyigbe (Albany, NY/Colonie) had a team-high 11 points. Senior forward Amy Voelkel (Mohegan Lake, NY/Lakeland) had nine rebounds.Junior guard Adrianna Gaeta (Endicott, NY/Union-Endicott) added nine points and three rebounds.
Assumption had the lead for most of the first half, taking a 12-point advantage into halftime after a pair of free throws by Howard, 32-20. They would press their advantage in the second half with their lead never in danger. As a team, Assumption shot 48.9% from the floor, capitalizing on 22 Saint Rose turnovers.
Kelly Meredith is now 56 points short of joining Griffiths and other former Greyhounds legends as a 1,000 point scorer at Assumption.
Assumption's record is now 15-5 with a 13-3 record in the Northeast-10. They play next this Saturday as they visit Pace University in a 1:30 p.m. game. Saint Rose falls to 14-6 with a 10-6 record in conference. Their next game is hosting American International, also on Saturday.