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Basketball wins conference game against Georgia Wesleyan

January 22, 2010Winston-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...

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. 

WC (1-7)Ashley Harris 3-16 14-16 21; Ciara Walker 3-10 9-11 15; Bre' Solmone 4-170-0 8; Erinn Williams 1-6 3-4 5; Sammy Lint 1-4 1-2 3; Liz Shavers 0-0 0-00; Eleanor Click 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-53 27-33 52.SALEM COLLEGE (6-7)Smith, Sarah 6-18 2-4 15; Rector, Kelsey 4-13 0-0 12; Miller, Amber 4-13 0-011; Redman, Lauren 3-10 2-2 10; Michaux, Michala 2-9 2-2 8; Denerson, Shamaz3-5 1-2 7; Salmons, Rachael 2-7 0-0 4; Wright, Sarah 0-4 1-2 1; Slinger,Jill 0-1 0-0 0; Rice, Jamica 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-82 8-12 68.WC............................ 28 24 - 52Salem College................. 32 36 - 683-point goals--WC 1-9 (Ashley Harris 1-6; Bre' Solmone 0-2; Erinn Williams0-1), Salem College 12-39 (Rector, Kelsey 4-12; Miller, Amber 3-8; Redman,Lauren 2-5; Michaux, Michala 2-6; Smith, Sarah 1-7; Rice, Jamica 0-1).Fouled out--WC-None, Salem College-None. Rebounds--WC 44 (Bre' Solmone 12;Ciara Walker 12), Salem College 45 (Smith, Sarah 11). Assists--WC 4 (ErinnWilliams 2), Salem College 14 (Michaux, Michala 5). Total fouls--WC 11,Salem College 20. Technical fouls--WC-None, Salem College-None. A-107
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