Salem Falls to Meredith in Home Opener
November 19, 2007
Winston-Salem, NC- The Meredith Avenging Angels visited the Salem College Spirits Monday night in the Spirit Coliseum. The non-conference game was played in front of a full set of bleachers and the pace was fierce from the tip-off.
Salem College kept the score close for most of the first half. With 8:04 left in the first half, Casey Jones (So, Winston-Salem, NC) hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 16. Meredith responded with a 22-7 run to end the half and led 38-23 at intermission.
Coach Jackson regrouped the Spirits in the locker room and a new team and attitude appeared on the court in the second half. Jones moved to the middle and scored a quick five points. Salem pulled within 7 points at 11:59 left when Casey Jones stole the ball, threw a quick pass to Alex Ervin (So, Morganton, NC) who then fed the ball to Michala Michaux (So, Morganton, NC). Michaux hit a short jumper making it 45-52 and Meredith called a timeout.
Meredith (1-2) put the game away for good with a 19-6 run in the next six minutes and then cruised to an 80-59 win over the Spirits (1-2).
Salem was led by Casey Jones with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Michala Michaux added nine points and Crystal Mills (FY, Winston-Salem, NC) grabbed nine rebounds.
Meredith was led by Nicole Hall (21 points, 9 rebounds), Whitley Turner (20 points) and Brittany Cornelius (12 points).
Salem College will return to action tomorrow night at the Spirit Coliseum as they host North Carolina Wesleyan College at 7 pm.