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Salem Basketball Wins GSAC Player and Coach of the Year Awards

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.

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Basketball ready for Great South Tournament

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.

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Basketball blows out Agnes Scott by 25

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.

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Basketball sweeps Wesleyan with monster road win

The Salem College basketball team crushed Wesleyan College for the 2nd time this season with a 79-24 win. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) paced the Spirits with a monster game of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Salem improves to 14-10 overall and 6-3 in the Great South, while Wesleyan falls to 1-17 and 0-9.

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Basketball uses dominant first half to beat PIU

The Salem College basketball team rolled to a 36 point lead in the 1st half and eased passed Piedmont International University in non-conference play. Satavia Taylor (Chicago, IL) dropped 20 points in the 77-32 victory for the Spirits. Salem improves to 13-10 with the win.

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Think Pink Basketball game this Saturday to honor two seniors

Think Pink Basketball game this Saturday to honor two seniors

This Saturday's home basketball game against Agnes Scott will be huge for 3 reasons...

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Basketball cruises to conference win against Spelman

The Salem College basketball team blew by Spelman early for a 75-52 win. Satavia Taylor (Chicago, IL) led the Spirits with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals. Salem improves to 12-10 overall and 5-3 in the Great South, while Spelman drops to 7-16 and 4-5.

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Basketball turns in ball to help sick children

The Salem College basketball team took time from the hustle and bustle of their competitive season to give back to families with sick children. The Spirits have been bumped and bruised in battles thus far in the Great South, but that didn’t stop them from helping families with sick children have a comfortable and clean place to lay their heads.

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Basketball falls to Huntingdon on the road

The Salem College basketball team could not pull off the regular season sweep of Huntingdon today, when they fell on the road, 76-61. The conference result kept Salem in 3rd-place and Huntingdon in 1st in conference standings. Jasmine Shabazz (Buffalo, NY) led Salem with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Spirits fall to 11-10 overall and 4-3 in the Great South, while the Hawks moved to 12-8 and 5-1.

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Basketball upset on the road at Covenant

The Salem College basketball team lost on the road to Covenant in overtime, 71-70.The Spirits went into the game tied for 1st in the GSAC halfway through conference play and Covenant came into the game in 5th. Salem was led by Satavia Taylor (Chicago, IL), who finished with 28 points. The Spirits fall to 11-9 overall and 4-2 in the GSAC, while Covenant improves to 8-8 and 2-4.

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