After opening play in the Crossroads Conference Girls Basketball Tournament last Tuesday with an overtime win, the Meridian Lady Mustangs were beaten twice by Giltner and Exeter-Milligan to finish fourth.
In semifinal action at the York City Auditorium on Jan. 29, Meridian lost to Class D-2 state-rated Giltner, 59-41.
The Lady Hornets held a 30-21 halftime lead, and put the game away outscoring the Lady Mustangs, 29-20 in the second half.
Allison Klipp led Meridian in scoring with 11 points, Blair Hofstetter, 10 points, Erin Johnson, nine points, Ashli Soukup, seven points, and Bridgette Jackson and Jaicee Sobotka contributed two points each.
With the loss, Meridian took on Exeter-Milligan in the third place game on Friday in the Crossroads Conference Tournament.
The Lady Timberwolves limited the Lady Mustangs to single digit scoring in each quarter enroute to a 39-26 victory.