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Basketball wins big at home against Bennett

February 6, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College basketball team shot 47.6% (10-21) from behind the three-point line, and cruised to a win at home against Bennett College, 85-36. Salem held Bennett to only 8 second-half points. Sarah Smith (Hays, NC) led the way for the Spirits with 20 points...

February 6, 2009

Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College basketball team shot 47.6% (10-21) from behind the three-point line, and cruised to a win at home against Bennett College, 85-36. Salem held Bennett to only 8 second-half points. Sarah Smith (Hays, NC) led the way for the Spirits with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Salem improved their record to 6-17, while Bennett fell to 3-11.

The Spirits jumped out to a 19-6 lead in the first 7:01 of the game. They made 9 three-pointers in the first-half, and led at the half, 48-28. Smith led the way at half with 11 points, and Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) added 10 points in the first. 

Salem went on a 23-2 run over the final 8:59 of the game. Joanne Hall (Concord, NC) finished with a double-double, with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Courtney Sauer (Carthage, NC) was the fourth Spirit in double figures with 12 points, and she also added 5 assists. Sharonda LaBoard led Bennett with 10 points.

The Spirits will host their final two games of the year. They will host Piedmont Baptist College on February 10th at 7:00, and Randolph College on February 12th at 7:00. The Reagan High School Dance Team will perform at halftime of the Piedmont game. 

SALEM 85, BENNETT COLLEGE 36
BENNETT COLLEGE (3-11)
LaBoard. Sharonda 5-12 0-0 10; MILLER, NICOLE 4-18 0-4 9; Smith, Asia 4-10
0-4 8; JACKSON, AZIZA 0-2 3-4 3; Bonds, Chenique 1-1 0-0 2; WALKER, JANAY
1-11 0-0 2; BRODIE, SHAYLA 1-2 0-0 2; SMITH, KELEY 0-1 0-0 0; Pearson, Angie
0-5 0-1 0; Thornton, Sharnice 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-63 3-13 36.
SALEM (6-17)
Sarah Smith 6-12 7-8 20; Hall, Joanne 4-8 5-8 13; Sauer, Courtney 4-8 2-2
12; Rector, Kelsey 4-11 1-2 11; Michaux, Michala 3-6 1-2 9; Watts, Jessi 3-8
0-0 8; Lineberry, Hailie 3-5 0-0 6; Harris, Destiny 2-6 1-1 6. Totals 29-64
17-23 85.
Bennett College...............   28    8  -   36
Salem.........................   48   37  -   85
3-point goals--Bennett College 1-15 (MILLER, NICOLE 1-5; WALKER, JANAY 0-6;
Pearson, Angie 0-1; Thornton, Sharnice 0-1; LaBoard. Sharonda 0-2), Salem
10-21 (Sauer, Courtney 2-2; Watts, Jessi 2-5; Rector, Kelsey 2-3; Michaux,
Michala 2-3; Sarah Smith 1-3; Harris, Destiny 1-4; Hall, Joanne 0-1). Fouled
out--Bennett College-MILLER, NICOLE, Salem-None. Rebounds--Bennett College
30 (Smith, Asia 6; BRODIE, SHAYLA 6), Salem 44 (Hall, Joanne 11).
Assists--Bennett College 1 (LaBoard. Sharonda 1), Salem 13 (Sauer, Courtney
5). Total fouls--Bennett College 15, Salem 12. Technical fouls--Bennett
College-None, Salem-None. A-88

 

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