Basketball wins conference game against Georgia Wesleyan
January 22, 2010
Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College basketball team used a strong second half to defeat Georgia Wesleyan, 68-52, in a Great South game. Sarah Smith (Hays, NC) recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Salem improves to 6-7 overall and 3-4 in conference, and Georgia Wesleyan drops to 1-7 overall and 0-5 in conference.
Salem started slow in the first-half, but they would score the last five points of the half to take a 32-28 lead at the break. There were 13 lead changes in the first half.
The Spirits opened the second half with a 25-7 run to break the game open. The Spirits forced 23 turnovers and held a 45-44 rebounding advantage in the game.
Three other players scored in double figures for Salem. Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) scored 12 points and added 4 assists. Lauren Redman (Lenoir, NC) added 10 points. Amber Miller (Mebane, NC) added 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Salem will return to action at home on Monday in another conference game against Huntingdon at 5:00.