Basketball loses at home to Piedmont
January 15, 2012
Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College basketball team could not hang with the 18th nationally ranked Lions of Piedmont today at home in a 73-51 loss. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) led Salem with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Salem falls to 0-6 in the Great South and 1-10 overall, and Piedmont improves to 5-1 and 13-1 overall.
Piedmont jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back in the game. The two teams went into the break with the Lions holding a 39-20 lead.
The Spirits played a much better 2nd half on both ends of the court. Sarah Smith (Hays, NC) had 8 points and 5 rebounds. LaSashia Connelly (Morganton, NC) added 10 points, and Amber Miller (Mebane, NC) had 9 for Salem. Sada Wheeler had 17 points and 9 rebounds to lead Piedmont.
Salem will host Georgia Wesleyan in another Great South game on Wednesday at 7:00.