Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College basketball team fell in the Great South Championship game today against UC Santa Cruz. The Banana Slugs used a strong second and third quarter to win 73-57. Salem finishes the season with the GSAC Regular Season Title and the conference most valuable player, Quntashea Lewis. Lewis and Sabrina Shepherd were selected to the GSAC All-Tournament Team.
After an 8-2 run by Santa Cruz to start the game, Salem went on an amazing 21-5 run to end the first quarter with a 23-13 lead. They extended that lead to as high as 13 in the first half, but Santa Cruz closed the half with a run of their own and went into the break with a 37-31 lead. The Banana Slugs were able to extend their lead to 16 after three quarters.
Lewis finished her career at Salem with another trademark double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Shepherd had 16 points and 8 rebounds. Mikayla Seivers finished with 7 points and 5 assists.