Wolves Fall to Salem in Heartbreaking OT Loss
Salem College (7-12, 4-5 USAS)
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Wesleyan College (1-16, 0-9 USAS)
1/29/2017 | Historic Porter Gymnasium (Macon, Ga.) | Attendance: 67
1st2nd3rd4th1OT Final
Salem College8141817663
Wesleyan College16191012562
Stats at a GlanceSALWC
FG Percentage.278 (22-79) .319 (23-72)
3P FG Percentage.313 (5-16) .353 (6-17)
FT Percentage.778 (14-18) .625 (10-16)
Offensive Rebounds2111
Defensive Rebounds3937
Total Rebounds6048
Turnovers1816
Steals129
Bench Points112
Statistical LeadersSALWC
PointsMiKayla Seivers - 30
Justice Thigpen - 21
ReboundsHannah McBride - 14
Justice Thigpen - 16
AssistsTaylor Mabe - 3
Justice Thigpen - 5
StealsHannah McBride - 4
Taylor Thigpen - 3
BlocksSabrina Shepherd - 2
Quenshawn Brandon - 2
Alexis Russell - 2

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Macon, GA - After playing one of the best halves of basketball this season, Wesleyan College took a 35-22 lead over Salem College into halftime before the Spirits clawed their way back into the game and ultimately pulled off the comeback win 63-62 in overtime.

Notables:

  • Senior Justice Thigpen and freshman Bree Raymond both had monster double-doubles to pace the Wesleyan offense on Sunday afternoon. Thigpen scored a team-high 21 points to go along with 16 rebounds and five assists, while Raymond recorded 15 points and pulled down 12 boards.
  • The Wolves converted on 32% of their shots from the field while holding the Spirits to just 27.8% shooting.
  • Wesleyan pushed their second half lead to as much as 17 points before Salem slowly chipped away at the lead over the final 18 minutes of regulation. The Spirits took their first lead of the game with 6:48 to play in regulation and the two teams traded baskets for the remainder of the game with Salem hitting the go ahead free throw in overtime to seal the win.

Quotable: 

"This was a really disappointing one point loss today against Salem after being up by 17 early in the third quarter," remarked Wesleyan head coach Nicky DiMarzio. "We had huge games from Justice, Taylor, Bree, and Lexie, and I also thought Q did a tremendous job for us on the defensive end. We were able to make several defensive stops and gave ourselves the opportunity to win the game both at the end of regulation and in overtime. I'm proud of what we were able to do, but we are not satisfied with this result. It stings a bit."

Up Next:

Wednesday, February 1 vs. Judson College | Macon, GA | 600pm