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Basketball defeats Bennett College to improve to 2-0

November 20, 2009 Raleigh, NC-The Salem College basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 64-44 victory over Bennett College in the Peace Invitational. Sarah Smith (Hays, NC) had her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Spirits. Salem improves to 2-0 with the...

November 20, 2009

Raleigh, NC-The Salem College basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 64-44 victory over Bennett College in the Peace Invitational. Sarah Smith (Hays, NC) had her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Spirits. Salem improves to 2-0 with the victory, and Bennett falls to 1-4 on the season.

Salem jumped out to a 19-6 lead in the first 10 minutes and never looked back. They would lead 33-17 at halftime. Smith had 8 points at the break to lead the Spirits.

Lauren Redman (Lenoir, NC) had a game-high 15 points for Salem. Smith and Racheal Salmons (Yadkinville, NC) each had 2 blocks. Smith also led the team with 4 assists. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) was the third Spirit in double digits with 11 points, and she also added 9 rebounds.

Salem will play Salisbury in the Peace Invitational Championships.

SALEM COLLEGE 64, BENNETT COLLEGE 44

SALEM COLLEGE (2-0) Redman, Lauren 6-8 3-5 15; Smith, Sarah 4-10 5-5 14; Denerson, Shamaz 5-7 1-5 11; Rector, Kelsey 3-6 3-3 9; Miller, Amber 2-7 0-0 5; Salmons, Rachael 2-8 0-0 4; Watts, Jessi 1-4 0-0 3; Michaux, Michala 1-3 1-1 3; Commodore, Bridget 0-1 0-2 0; Slinger, Jill 0-0 0-0 0; Rice, Jamica 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 13-21 64.

BENNETT COLLEGE (1-4) LABOARD, ShaRonda 4-15 0-0 9; JOHNSON, Kennetta 2-10 3-5 7; SMITH, Keley 3-5 0-2 6; WALKER, Janay 3-10 0-0 6; MILLER, Nicole 2-13 1-2 5; BRODIE, Shayla 2-3 0-0 4; SMITH, Asia 1-10 2-2 4; PARKER, TayAsia 1-4 0-2 2; SMITH, Jordon 0-3 1-2 1; THOMPSON, Shannon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-73 7-15 44.

Salem College................. 33 31 - 64

Bennett College............... 17 27 - 44  

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