Winston Salem, NC- N.C. Wesleyan visited Salem College Sunday afternoon, for a conference contest and were pushed to the limit. After being down for most of the first three periods, the Spirits battled back to take a two-point lead late into the final period. The Battling Bishops of N. C. Wesleyan made a late push to take back control of the game, and the Spirits dropped a close contest 74-81. Tamara Blanton led the Spirits in scoring 22 points, followed by first year player Sydney Bowen's 17 points including 5-9 from three point range.
Spirits were able to force the Battling Bishops into 21 turnovers, with Chaniece Moss (14) accounting for three steals. N.C. Wesleyan had three players notch double figures in scoring, Nadiya Holley (10) with 22 points, Kayla Johnson (02) with 17 points, and Javana Jones (22) chipped in with 14 points.
Coach Mohney had this to say following the game, "Our team fought to the finish today, going in to the fourth quarter was a momentum booster for us. I am proud of the team for pushing through forty minutes worth of basketball and really executing our game plans. We shot better from the charity strip, but we still can improve there to pull out those wins. "
The Spirits are back in action on Wednesday, January 9th as they travel to Meredith College to face the Avenging Angels at 6:00 pm.