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Pfeiffer Slips Past Salem 60-66

Misenheimer, NC- Salem Spirits visited the Falcons of Pfeiffer University Sunday afternoon and put up a valiant effort in another close loss.  Salem fell in a final of 60-66, dropping season record to 1-17 (1-9 USA South).  Pfeiffer improved their overall record to 7-7 (4-6 USA South).  

Spirits got off to a sluggish start only scoring nine points in the opening period. Things heated up for the Spirits in the second period as they poured in 21 points to knot the game at 30-30 going into intermission.  The Falcons seized control of the game in the second half, and the Spirits could get no closer than five points down the stretch. 

Salem was led in scoring by the duo of Senior Tamara Blanton and First Year player Makalla Burnette as they tallied 17 points a piece.  First Year player Chaniece Moss chipped in for 11 points.

The Falcons were led by Sydni Bickford, who scored 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field.  Mya Johnson added 16 points on the day for the Falcons.

Coach Mohney, "The team continues to fight after being down in the first; we have to find a way to come out in the first the way we play the remaining quarters.  We did a better job on the boards but gave up crucial buckets at the end of the game when we needed stops.  We need to focus on the little things that we can control to get us these wins."

This upcoming week Salem travels the road to visit Averett University on Tuesday, January 22nd for a 6:00 pm tip.  Saturday, January 26th 2:00pm, Salem will host Meredith College in their final home game of the 2018-19 season.