Caldwell Squeaks Past Salem
January 4- In the opening game of the Piedmont Baptist College Tournament, the Cobras of Caldwell Community College played the Spirits of Salem College. The Cobras led 35-28 at half. The Spirits came out of halftime fired up and captured the lead in less than 3 minutes, 37-36 on Casey Jones free throw. The Cobras jumped back into the lead and held on to a 77-72 victory despite the 14 points scored by Salem College in the last 2 minutes. Clutch free throw shooting by Camil Fletcher in the last two minutes help seal the victory over the Spirits.
Lauren Redman (Lenoir, NC) led the Spirits in scoring with 19 points followed by Lindsay Cross (Asheboro, NC) with 13. Shakila Springs (Winston-Salem, NC) led the team in rebounding with 12 along with her 3 blocks.
The Caldwell Cobras were led in scoring by Camil Fletcher with 21 points. Teammate Jessica Lawrence scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.
The Salem College Spirits (3-6) will return to action tomorrow afternoon at 4 pm against Piedmont Baptist College. The game will be held at Salem College in Winston-Salem.