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Basketball starts off season with a win

November 15, 2009- Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College basketball team started off their 2009-2010 season with their first ever Great South victory. The Spirits defeated Agnes Scott 80-70 at home. Salem had four different players score in double-digits, and built a lead as large as 22 in the game. Sarah Smith...

November 15, 2009-

Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College basketball team started off their 2009-2010 season with their first ever Great South victory. The Spirits defeated Agnes Scott 80-70 at home. Salem had four different players score in double-digits, and built a lead as large as 22 in the game. Sarah Smith (Hays, NC) led the team with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Salem improves to 1-0 overall and 1-0 in the GSAC with the win, and Agnes Scott falls to 0-1.

Salem would use a 19-6 run in the middle of the first half to break the game open. They would go on to lead 42-26 at the half. Agnes Scott was able to cut the lead to seven late in the second half, but Salem held on for the victory. Salem shot a strong 50.8% from the field, and 41.7% from behind the three point line.

Lauren Redman (Lenoir, NC) led the Spirits with 18 points. Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) scored 14 points, and Jessi Watts (Hillsville, VA) contributed 10 points. Watts would also lead the team with 6 assists, and Michala Michaux (Morganton, NC) had a strong game with 5 assists and 3 steals. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) lead the team with 15 rebouds.

Kimberly Reeves had a game-high 32 points to lead Agnes Scott. Salem will return to action this weekend when they head to Raleigh for the Peace College Invitational.

SALEM COLLEGE 80, AGNES SCOTT 70
AGNES SCOTT (0-1), Salem College (1-0)
Reeves, Kimberly 11-17 10-11 32; Jones, Tiffany 2-7 6-8 11; Russi, Jennifer
2-8 1-4 7; Register, Arielle 1-10 3-6 5; Baldwin, Am'asa 0-5 3-4 3;
Hornbostel, Rachel 1-4 1-4 3; Toussaint, Vanessa 1-7 1-2 3; Martin, Kevi 1-5
0-0 2; Wyatt, Anna 1-1 0-0 2; Sapateh, Genefine 1-7 0-1 2; Pietkiewicz,
Rachael 0-1 0-0 0; Guitierrez, Cristina 0-0 0-0 0; Copelan, Danielle 0-2 0-0
0. Totals 21-74 25-40 70.
SALEM COLLEGE (1-0)
Redman, Lauren 6-10 5-6 18; Smith, Sarah 8-10 0-0 17; Rector, Kelsey 5-15
2-4 14; Watts, Jessi 4-7 1-3 10; Denerson, Shamaz 3-8 3-4 9; Salmons,
Rachael 3-6 1-2 7; Michaux, Michala 1-1 1-3 3; Commodore, Bridget 0-0 2-4 2;
Wright, Sarah 0-0 0-0 0; Miller, Amber 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 30-59 15-27 80.
Agnes Scott...................   26   44  -   70
Salem College.................   42   38  -   80

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