Covenant Women Fall To Salem Spirits

Saturday, January 12, 2013
In a battle of two teams 1-0 in conference play, the Covenant women's basketball team had a sluggish second half as the host Salem Spirits came away with a 66-45 win on Saturday afternoon in North Carolina.

Alexis Storteboom registered her third double-double of the season, and second in the past week, with 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Lady Scots. Jessie Blankenship added 12 points and five rebounds in the defeat.

Covenant came into the contest tied atop the GSAC standings with Salem and Agnes Scott at 1-0, but could not overcome the host Spirits.

The Lady Scots stand at 6-5 for the season and 1-1 in league play. Salem improves to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in the GSAC.

Reigning GSAC player of the week, Satavia Taylor led Salem with 21 points on 9-of-21 shooting and also contributed three blocks and three steals. Jasmine Shabazz recorded a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Salem jumped out to a 12-5 lead on the Lady Scots with 14:41 left in the first half. Covenant would respond and eventually take a three-point lead at 23-20, its largest of the game, on a Blankenship jumper that capped a quick 6-0 scoring run with 2:46 left before halftime.

The Spirits scored the final seven points of the half to go ahead 27-23 at halftime.

In the second half, Covenant could not keep pace with Salem. After a pair of Kiaira Cooper free-throws cut Salem's lead to 35-33 with 15:37 remaining, the Lady Scots would not score again for almost eight minutes as the Spirits raced out to a 55-33 advantage.

Ruth Gibson had a team-high three assists for Covenant while scoring four points. Cooper chipped in nine points of her own. The Lady Scots limited Salem to 32.9 percent (23-70) shooting, but 30 turnovers turned into 29 points for the Spirits. Covenant connected on 34.9 percent (17-49) from the field.

Covenant will look to get back to its winning ways next Saturday (January 19) at home against GSAC rival Huntingdon College. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside Barnes Physical Education Center. Covenant's January 16 game at Hiwassee has been canceled.



Friday Night Football Scores

Whitwell 41 Polk County 6 Final Blessed Trinity 45  McCallie 19 Final S. Pittsburg 26 Lipscomb Academy 3 Final Bradley Central 21 Rhea County 7 Final Tyner 49 East Hamilton 0 Final Boyd-Buchanan 23 Grace 6 Final Soddy-Daisy 42 Ooltewah 21 Final Baylor 42 CCS 8 Final Coalfield 35 Marion County 13 Final Silverdale 41 Copper Basin 0 Final Cleveland ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Soddy-Daisy Beats Ooltewah 42-21

Witness Says Morse Told Him "His Emotions Got The Best Of Him" At Triple Killing In Lookout Valley

A witness told a Criminal Court jury on Friday that Derek Morse told him "his emotions got the best of him" at a triple killing in Lookout Valley. Michael Shavers also said Morse told him in detail about the slayings of John "Jake" Lang, Jon Morris and Caleb Boozer and the shooting of Matthew Callan at the Rolling Hills Trailer Park on April 9, 2014. Morse is standing trial ... (click for more)

Prosecutor Calls For "Meaningful Punishment" For Dyer, Brennan In $4.9 Million Swindle

Federal prosecutor James Brooks is calling for a "meaningful sentence" for Doug Dyer and James Brennan, who are charged in a $4.9 million swindle. He rejected arguments that they should receive leniency due to their age and health problems. They are set to be sentenced next Friday at 9 a.m. by Judge Travis McDonough. Prosecutor Brooks said concerning Dyer, "As this Court ... (click for more)

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The calendar fills up quickly in September as families return to a packed routine after quieter summer days. Unfortunately, your health might take a backseat to your busy schedule. So make a note on your calendar that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and remind yourself—or the men in your life—about the importance of a healthy prostate.   Prostate cancer is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Am Very Privileged

A California professor who teaches sociology at San Diego State told her students she would give each extra credit if they would participate in a “White Privilege Checklist” the other day. Understand, there is no pass or fail but, the more of the 20 statements you agree with, reveals you are “more guilty” of being white and therefore more “privileged” than those who are not. ... (click for more)