Meridian took advantage of strong free throw shooting to end a six-game losing streak in Saturdays third place contest at the Axtell Holiday Tournament.
Capitalizing off 16-18 shooting at the free throw line, Meridian earned a 40-37 victory against Arcadia-Loup City.
Meridian trailed, 26-24 after three quarters but rallied to claim its second win of the season by nailing 12 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Blair Hofstetter was 4-4 at the line, Ashli Soukup hit 2-2 while Mikayla Schafer and Miranda Johnson each were 3-4 at the stripe.
Hofstetter led the (2-6) Lady Mustangs in scoring with a game-high 24 points, Johnson, five points, Bridgette Jackson, four points, Schafer, three points, and Allison Klipp and Ashli Soukup tallied two points each.
In opening round action on Friday, the Lady Mustangs struggled offensively in the fourth quarter and were handed a 51-45 loss by Axtell.