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Salem cruises to home win against Piedmont Baptist

The Salem College basketball team cruised to an easy 87-66 win against crosstown rival Piedmont Baptist College. Amber Miller (Mebane, NC) had a career night with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. Salem improves to 6-10 overall, while Piedmont Baptist drops to 8-8.

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Shamaz Denerson named GSAC Women's Basketball Player Of The Week for 2nd time

The Great South Athletic Conference has named Salem forward Shamaz Denerson the Player of the Week in women's basketball for the week ending January 23. The honor is the second for Denerson in 2010-11 and the third of the season for the Spirits basketball program.

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Basketball loses at home against Agnes Scott

The Salem College basketball team lost a Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) game at home against Agnes Scott College, 66-60. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) led Salem with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Salem drops to 5-9 and 4-5 in the GSAC, and Agnes Scott improves to 6-9 overall.

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Basketball evens conference record with win over Wesleyan

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.

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Rector breaks own single-game scoring record in loss

The Salem College basketball team suffered an overtime loss at home to Bennett College, 89-81. Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) broke her own single-game scoring record with 35 points in the game, along with two other single-game records. Salem falls to 4-9 overall, and Bennett improves to 5-7.

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Salem splits a pair of GSAC road games

The Salem College basketball team split a pair of Great South Athletic Conference games this weekend in Georgia. The Spirits defeated Georgia Wesleyan 70-48 on Saturday, and fell 69-60 at Piedmont today. Salem improves to 4-8 overall and to 3-4 in the GSAC.

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Basketball Loses to Maryville College

The Salem College basketball team was not able to withstand the pressure from Maryville College in a 105-47 home loss. Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) led Salem with 15 points. Salem falls to 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the GSAC, while Maryville improves to 8-4 overall.

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Basketball picks up big GSAC win against Huntingdon

The Salem College basketball team was hitting from all facets of the game in a 70-57 Great South win against Huntingdon. Jojo Hall (Concord, NC) had a monster game with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Salem improves to 3-6 overall and to 2-2 in GSAC play, while Huntingdon drops to 4-5 overall.

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Basketball drops first 2011 game against Covenant College

In front of a packed house, the Salem College basketball team dropped a home game to Covenant College, 65-57. Kelsey Rector (State Road, NC) led the Spirits with 21 points on the night. Salem drops to 2-6 with the loss, and Covenant improves to 1-6.

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Featured Athlete of the Month-Jojo Hall (Basketball)

Jojo scored 52 points in three games in December for an average of 17.3 points per game. She led Salem to a 1-2 record in December and an exciting comeback win at home against Peace. She also added 1.3 assists per game, 2 steals per game, and she average 76% from the foul line in December.

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