2012-13 Basketball News

  • Season Recap: Basketball
    February 26, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball falls in GSAC Championship after record-breaking season
    February 24, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball moves to GSAC Championship game with comeback win
    February 23, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball cruises to quarterfinal win
    February 22, 2013
    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.
  • Salem Basketball Wins GSAC Player and Coach of the Year Awards
    February 21, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball ready for Great South Tournament
    February 19, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball blows out Agnes Scott by 25
    February 16, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball sweeps Wesleyan with monster road win
    February 13, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball uses dominant first half to beat PIU
    February 11, 2013
    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.
  • Think Pink Basketball game this Saturday to honor two seniors
    February 11, 2013
    This Saturday's home basketball game against Agnes Scott will be huge for 3 reasons...
  • Basketball cruises to conference win against Spelman
    February 09, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball turns in ball to help sick children
    February 07, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball falls to Huntingdon on the road
    February 02, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball upset on the road at Covenant
    January 29, 2013
    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.
  • Basketball storms past Wesleyan in 82-31 rout
    January 26, 2013
    The Salem College Spirits moved into a 1st-place tie with Huntingdon and Agnes Scott in the Great South with a rout over Wesleyan. The Spirits went up 18-0 and cruised to an 82-31 win. Satavia Taylor (Chicago, IL) scored a season-high 34 points. Salem improves to 11-8 overall and 4-1 in the GSAC, while Wesleyan falls to 1-11 and 0-5.
  • Basketball tip-off time change to 4:00 tomorrow
    January 25, 2013
    The Salem College home basketball game against Wesleyan College has been changed from 2:00 to 4:00 tomorrow, January 26th. The game will be a match-up between two Great South conference foes.
  • Shabazz wins GSAC Player of the Week
    January 23, 2013
    Shabazz averaged 16 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game as the Spirits went 1-2 last week. She notched a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Guilford and followed that up with 6 points and 13 rebounds in a loss at Agnes Scott. She capped her stellar week with another double-double, tallying 21 points and 13 rebounds in a road victory over Spelman.
  • Basketball picks up 10th win for first time since 2007
    January 22, 2013
    The Salem College basketball team cruised to a 89-35 non-conference win against Bennett. This is the 1st season since 2007 that the basketball team has reached 10 wins. Quntashea Lewis (Hartford, CT) had a double-double with 12 points on 6-8 from the field and 11 rebounds. The Spirits improve to 10-8 with the win.
  • Basketball wins on road at Spelman
    January 20, 2013
    The Salem College basketball team improved to 3-1 in the Great South with a 62-53 win at Spelman. Jasmine Shabazz (Buffalo, NY) continued her hot play with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Salem improves to 9-8 overall with the win, and the Jaguars fall to 2-14.
  • Basketball loses defensive battle of GSAC undefeateds
    January 19, 2013
    The Salem College basketball team lost a low-scoring game between the 2 remaining Great South undefeated teams today in Georgia. In a defensive battle, Agnes Scott pulled away from the Spirits in the 2nd half for a 41-33 win. Salem falls to 8-8 overall and 2-1 in the Great South, and Agnes Scott improves to 7-7 overall and 3-0 in the GSAC.
  • Basketball falls to Guilford at home
    January 17, 2013
    The Salem College basketball team lost a non-conference game to Guilford College, 70-57. Jasmine Shabazz (Buffalo, NY) had a monster game with 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Spirits fall to 8-7, while the Quakers improve to 13-3 overall.
  • Basketball drops road non-conference game to Pacers
    January 14, 2013
    The Salem College basketball team lost to William Peace on the road tonight in a physical game, 64-54. The Spirits were led by Jasmine Shabazz (Buffalo, NY), who had her 2nd straight double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Spirits fall to 8-6 overall, and Peace improves to 4-8.
  • Basketball explodes in 2nd half to easy win against Covenant
    January 12, 2013
    The Salem College basketball team used a 24-2 run early in the 2nd half to explode by Covenant, 66-45. Satavia Taylor (Chicago, IL) led the Spirits with 21 points and 3 blocks in the Great South game. Salem improves to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while Covenant falls to 6-5 and 1-1 in the GSAC.
  • Basketball loses heartbreaker to Methodist
    January 09, 2013
    After losing by double-digits in December at Methodist, the Salem College basketball team barely lost tonight at home to the Monarchs, 66-63. Shamaz Denerson (Atlanta, GA) had her best night of the year with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Spirits fall to 7-5, while Methodist improves to 8-3.
  • Taylor wins GSAC Player of the Week for 3rd time
    January 09, 2013
    Taylor averaged 19.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 3 steals per game and 1.5 blocks per game as Salem split contests with D-II Wingate (L, 77-65) and conference foe Huntingdon (W, 70-49) over the break. Taylor drilled 15-of-28 shots from the field in the process for a stellar 54% success rate. This is the third time on the young season that Taylor has earned the GSAC Player of the Week distinction
  • This Week with Salem Basketball-Week 5
    January 08, 2013
    The Spirits went 1-1 last week, and they picked up an important win in their first Great South game as they defeated Huntingdon, 70-49. Jasmine Shabazz (Buffalo, NY) had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against the Hawks. Satavia Taylor (Chicago, IL) added 16 points and 4 steals. The Spirits fought hard in a loss to NCAA DII member Wingate University, 77-65. Taylor had 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Spirits are currently 7-4 and 1-0 in the Great South.
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