Basketball evens conference record with win over Wesleyan
January 22, 2011
Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College basketball team evened their Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) record with a 60-47 win against Georgia Wesleyan College. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) had a very strong afternoon with 21 points and 19 rebounds. Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) is now only 10 points away from being the first ever Salem College basketball player to reach 1,000 points. Salem improves to 4-4 in the GSAC, and they are now 5-9 overall.
The two teams both struggled with their shooting in the first half, and the game went into the break tied at 27. Salem opened up their game and their pressure on defense in the second half, and they held the Pioneers to only 20 second half points.
Stephanie Hubbard (Sanford, NC) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for the Spirits. Amber Miller (Mebane, NC) had 9 rebounds, and Racheal Salmons (Yadkinville, NC) had 9 points. Rector finished with 9 points and 6 assists. Toni Butler led Wesleyan with 11 points.
Salem returns to action tomorrow when they host GSAC rival Agnes Scott at 2:00.