2019-20 Basketball News

  • Salem, Meredith Clash in USA South Action on Saturday
    January 16, 2020
    The Salem makes a quick return to the hardwoods on Saturday when the Spirits head to Raleigh for a USA South Conference clash with Meredith at 2 p.m.
  • Bowen Scores 11, Privette Snags 10 Rebounds Versus Pfeiffer
    January 15, 2020
    The Pfeiffer trio of Kortni Pinion (16 points), Brina Bentley (15) and A’Mya McClain (14) recorded double-digit scoring performances and led the Falcons to an 83-52 victory over Salem in USA South basketball action on Wednesday evening. Salem countered with 11 points from Sydney Bowen and 10 rebounds by Lauren Privette.
  • Spirits Continue Road Swing at Pfeiffer on Wednesday
    January 14, 2020
    The Salem basketball team continues its four-game road swing on Wednesday, Jan. 15, when it heads to Meisenheimer, N.C., for a clash with USA South Conference foe Pfeiffer at 5 p.m. in Merner Gym.
  • Shenique Pharr Nets 23 in Setback to Pride
    January 08, 2020
    Salem senior guard Shenique Pharr, who finished 8-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc came through with a 23-point performance in a 79-56 setback to Greensboro at Hanes Gym on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
  • Salem, Greensboro Clash on Wednesday Evening
    January 07, 2020
    The Salem basketball team will take part in its third game in a four-day stretch on Wednesday, Jan. 8, when the Spirits head to the Gate City for a clash with USA South Conference foe Greensboro at 7 p.m.
  • Slaughter Notches Double-Double Versus Mary Baldwin
    January 05, 2020
    Salem’s Aubrey Slaughter enjoyed her second double-double of the season (16 rebounds, 12 points), but it was a 24-point outburst by Mary Baldwin’s Demet Saygili that proved to be the difference as the Fighting Squirrels emerged with a 77-56 victory over Salem
  • Bowen Emerges With 18 in Setback to Meredith
    January 04, 2020
    Salem (0-11, 0-4 USA South) was led offensively by the tandem of Sydney Bowen (18 points) and Dionne Sampson (13). Bowen, who was 6-of-14 from the floor and 2-of-6 from 3-point range, reached double figures for the eighth time this season. Sampson posted her fourth double-figure game of the slate by knocking down 5-of-8 from the floor and 2-of-3 at the charity stripe.
  • Spirits Host Meredith, Mary Baldwin in Weekend Clashes
    January 02, 2020
    The Salem basketball team opens up the 2020 calendar with a two-game homestand this weekend against USA South Conference foes Meredith (Jan. 4) and Mary Baldwin (Jan. 6). Both games will take place at 2 p.m. in Varsity Gym.
  • Pharr Finishes with 14 Points, Seven Rebounds in Setback to Hollins
    December 30, 2019
    Salem (0-10) was led in scoring by Shenell Pharr, who returned to the program after a three-year hiatus. Pharr was 5-of-13 from the floor, along with hitting 4-of-8 from 3-point range, to finish with 14 points. She was also active on defense with seven rebounds and three steals.
  • Spirits Return to Action Monday Versus Hollins
    December 29, 2019
    The Salem basketball team will end its 12-day break from action on Monday, December 30, when the Spirits host Hollins at 7 p.m. at Varsity Gym.
  • Brooks Closes With 22 Points in Setback to Methodist
    December 18, 2019
    Methodist took advantage of a 19-point third quarter, separating itself from Salem by nine points in the process, which helped the Monarchs come away with a 63-52 win in a USA South Conference clash on Wednesday evening in Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Spirits Head to Fayetteville, Face Methodist Wednesday
    December 17, 2019
    The Salem basketball team heads into its final game before the Christmas break on Wednesday, December 18, when the Spirits trek to Fayetteville, N.C., to square off against Methodist at 5:30 p.m.
  • Brown Named Spirits’ Assistant Basketball Coach
    December 11, 2019
    Salem head coach Quntashea Lewis announced the addition of Essence Brown as the team’s assistant coach on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
  • Spirits Struggle to Find Offensive Rhythm Versus Hollins
    December 10, 2019
    Salem’s Alize Brooks netted a game-high 16 points, while teammate Sydney Bowen added 10, but the trio of Lenah Clements (13 points), Kayla Surles (11) and Keenan Surles (10) that proved to be too much as Hollins prevailed with a 63-40 win on Tuesday, December 10.
  • Spirits Trek to Virginia to Face Hollins
    December 09, 2019
    The Salem basketball team will make the short trip to Roanoke, Va., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to take part in its second road game of the season when the Spirits square off against Hollins at 7 p.m.
  • Bowen, Slaughter Lead Salem in Tough Setback to Pfeiffer
    December 06, 2019
    The Spirits were led by the combination of Sydney Bowen (21 points) and Aubrey Slaughter (12 points / 11 rebounds) in the setback.
  • Salem Hosts Pfeiffer in USA South Clash on Friday
    December 05, 2019
    The Salem basketball team will make a quick turnaround to the court on Friday, December 6, when the Spirits host USA South Conference foe Pfeiffer at 7 p.m. in Varsity Gym.
  • Brooks Leads Salem Trio in Scoring, Privette Snags 14 Rebounds
    December 04, 2019
    The Spirits were led offensively by Alize Brooks’ 16 points and the rebounding efforts of Lauren Privette, who came through with 14, in the league opener for both squads.
  • Spirits Open USA South Action, Host N.C. Wesleyan Wednesday
    December 03, 2019
    After an eight-day layoff since their last outing against Randolph on November 26, the Salem basketball team returns to action on Wednesday, December 4 when the Spirits host USA South foe N.C. Wesleyan in the league opener for both squads.
  • Bowen Closes with 14 Points, Six Assists Versus Randolph
    November 26, 2019
    Kalyn Banks scored 14 points and added a game-high 14 rebounds, as visiting Randolph emerged with a 79-55 victory over Salem at Varsity Gym on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The Spirits were led offensively by the tandem of Sydney Bowen (14 points) and Aubrey Slaughter (10 rebounds) in the setback.
  • Spirits Return Home to Face Randolph on Tuesday
    November 25, 2019
    The Salem basketball team makes its final appearance at Varsity Gym in November on Tuesday when the Spirits host Randolph at 6 p.m. It marks the fourth home game of the 2019-20 season for Salem.
  • Spirits Head to Palmetto State for Clash with Clinton
    November 21, 2019
    The Salem basketball team will compete in its first road game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 23, when the Spirits travel to Rock Hill, S.C., for a 2 p.m. clash.
  • Brooks, Sampson Top Double Figures in Battle with Johnson & Wales
    November 20, 2019
    The Spirits offense was led by the backcourt duo of Alize Brooks and Dionne Sampson, who combined for 35 points and five steals.
  • Spirits Complete Three-Game Homestand on Wednesday
    November 18, 2019
    The Salem basketball team wraps up a three-game homestand on Wednesday, Nov. 20, when it plays host to Johnson & Wales at 6:30 p.m. in Varsity Gym.
  • Brooks, Bowen Top Double Figures in Clash With Warren Wilson
    November 16, 2019
    Salem’s Alize Brooks scored a game-high 21 points and teammate Sydney Bowen added 13, however it was the trio of Asia Caldwell, Danielle Hinkelman and Kalie Mayo that was instrumental in helping Warren Wilson complete a fourth quarter rally to down the Spirits by a 58-55 margin at Varsity Gym on Saturday, Nov. 16.
  • Spirits Make Quick Turnaround, Face Warren Wilson Saturday
    November 14, 2019
    The Salem basketball team will host its second game in a three-day stretch on Saturday, when the Spirits clash with Warren Wilson at 2 p.m. in Varsity Gym.
  • McKinney Scores Eight, Privette Adds Nine Rebounds Against PIU
    November 13, 2019
    Haley McKinney scored a team-high eight points and teammate Lauren Privette added a team-best nine rebounds, including eight offensive, in Salem’s season-opener against Piedmont International on Wednesday evening at Varsity Gym.
  • Salem Basketball Ushers in New Season, Era Under Lewis
    November 12, 2019
    The Salem basketball team ushers in a new era on Wednesday, Nov. 13, when it opens the 2019-20 season against Piedmont International at 6 p.m. in Varsity Gym on the Salem campus.