Past Seasons - Basketball
The Salem College basketball program capped off their most successful season since the 2006-2007 basketball team. The Spirits made it to the Great South Athletic Conference Championship Game for the first time, and they finished tied for 2nd in the regular season.
The Salem College basketball team completed one of the most successful seasons in Salem Athletic history with a 73-61 loss against Huntingdon College in the Great South Championship Game. The Spirits came into the game as the 2nd seed and the Hawks were the 1st seed and host. GSAC Player of the Year, Satavia Taylor (Chicago, IL), led the Spirits with 15 points and 2 blocks. Salem ends the season with the most wins in basketball history at 17-11.
The Salem College basketball team stormed back from a 14-point deficit in the 2nd half to beat Agnes Scott, 53-51 and advance to tomorrow's Great South Championship Finals. The Spirits were led by Bria Patterson (Winterhaven, FL) and her huge 10 points in the 2nd half. The team also reached a school record 17 wins for the basketball program.
The Salem College basketball team cruised past Wesleyan for the 3rd time this season, 78-16, to win their quarterfinal game and advance to the semifinals. The Spirits reached the semifinals of the Great South Tournament for the 1st time for the basketball program.
The Great South Athletic Conference announced their women’s basketball postseason award winners on Thursday morning and junior guard Satavia Taylor of Salem College claimed conference Player of the Year honors to highlight the list of recipients. Taylor, a do-it-all playmaker with an array of skills, edged out Agnes Scott’s Genefine Sapateh for the league’s top prize. Alexis Lee of Pine Manor College claimed the prestigious Freshman of the Year distinction while Salem College head coach, Anita Howard, earned the Coach of the Year nod after guiding the Spirits through an outstanding season.
The Salem College basketball team is entering this weekend's Great South Tournament with their highest seeding ever. The Spirits will be the 2nd seeded team and will play Wesleyan on Friday at noon in the 1st quarterfinal game of the tournament hosted by Huntingdon. The Spirits are 2-0 against the Pioneers this season, with an 81-32 home win and 79-24 road win.
The Salem College basketball team destroyed Agnes Scott today at home, 65-40 to cap off a great regular season. The Spirits celebrated Amber Miller (Mebane, NC) and Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) in their final home game as Spirits. The win also moves the Spirits into a 2nd-place tie with Agnes Scott to conclude the conference regular season play. Salem finished the regular season at 15-10 overall, just 1 win shy of the school record for basketball wins.