2023-24 Salem Basketball News

  • Salem Recognizes Student-Athletes at 2024 Athletic Banquet
    April 24, 2024
    The Salem Department of Athletics capped off its 2023-24 athletic season with a banquet held in Varsity Gym, located on the Salem Campus, on Thursday, April 25th. The banquet honored the student-athletes for their individual contributions over the course of the year.
  • Day One: NCAA Division III Week
    April 01, 2024
    This week, from April 1-6, the NCAA national office is celebrating NCAA Division III week. We in Salem College Athletics will be doing the same, to honor our student-athletes and their contributions to the program, campus community as well as the region, nation and world.
  • Battistini, Lee Named CSC Academic All-District
    March 27, 2024
    On Wednesday, March 27th, Salem’s Cristina Battistini and Ti’Erra Lee, were selected as members of the 2023-24 Academic All-District basketball team by the College Sports Communicators.
  • Sampson, Bass Earn Postseason Accolades from USA South Conference
    February 21, 2024
    Seniors Dionne Sampson and Cree Bass were among those recognized as top performers by the USA South Conference, when the league announced its 2023-24 awards for basketball on Wednesday, February 21st.
  • Sampson, Spirits End 2023--24 Season at Brevard
    February 17, 2024
    Dionne Sampson put the finishing touches on her Salem career, putting together a 14-point performance, while Isabella Childs added 12 and Ti’Erra Lee delivered 10 in Salem’s 2023-24 season finale.
  • Lee, Sampson Highlight Tough Setback to MBU
    February 14, 2024
    The Salem duo of Dionne Sampson and Ti’Erra Lee reached double figures, finishing with 12 points and 11 points, respectively, but it was a 20-point effort by A’Cetta Farrait that proved to be the difference as Mary Baldwin earned the season series split with the Spirits by claiming a 60-55 win.
  • Salem Closes Regular Season at MBU, Brevard
    February 12, 2024
    The Salem basketball team wraps up the 2023-24 regular season with a pair of road contests at Mary Baldwin (February 14) and Brevard (February 17).
  • Bass, Childs Notch Double-Double Outings Versus William Peace
    February 10, 2024
    Salem received a pair of double-double performances from Cree Bass (12 points / 10 rebounds) and Isabella Childs (21 points / 12 rebounds), but it was a 38-point outing from William Peace’s Tanaesha Ellison that proved to be the difference as the Pacers edged out Salem 87-84 on Senior Day.
  • Salem Senior Day Set for Clash with Pacers
    February 08, 2024
    Salem will host its 2023-24 home regular season finale on Saturday, February 10th, when William Peace comes to the Triad. The game will serve as Senior Day for the quartet of Cree Bass, Natasha Guo, Alize Munn and Dionne Sampson.
  • Sampson Notches 13th Straight Double-Digit Scoring Performance
    February 06, 2024
    Salem’s offense, which struggled throughout the course of the game, was led by Dionne Sampson. Sampson closed with 11 points, hitting four field goals and 3-of-5 at the charity stripe, ran her double-digit scoring streak to 13 straight games.
  • Salem, Southern Virginia Clash in Tuesday Evening Contest
    February 05, 2024
    The Spirits have two games upcoming this week, including a road contest at Southern Virginia on Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m.
  • Sampson's 24-Point Effort Highlights Salem Win Over MBU
    February 03, 2024
    Dionne Sampson posted a game-high 24 points, topping the 20-point margin for the sixth time this season, as Salem earned its third home win of the season by a 70-62 margin over Mary Baldwin on Saturday afternoon.
  • Sampson Eclipses 1,000 Points in Pfeiffer Clash
    February 02, 2024
    Salem fifth-year senior Dionne Sampson became the fourth player in program history to reach 1,000 career points in a clash with Pfeiffer on Friday evening at Varsity Gym.
  • Falcons, Fighting Squirrels Invade Varsity Gym This Weekend
    January 31, 2024
    The Salem basketball team opens February with a two-game in two-day stretch when it hosts Pfeiffer and Mary Baldwin on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Salem will look to avenge a recent 65-58 setback to the Falcons at 5 p.m., before facing Mary Baldwin for the first time this season on Saturday at 2 p.m.
  • Sampson, Corpening Reach Double Figures in Battle with Monarchs
    January 30, 2024
    Salem was led in double figures by Dionne Sampson and Aliyah Corpening, who tallied 15 and 13, respectively.
  • Salem Unable to Hold Off Greensboro's Fourth Quarter Surge
    January 27, 2024
    Greensboro used a 25-point fourth quarter outburst, overcoming a 43-37 deficit entering the frame, and earned a 62-56 victory over Salem when the two teams clashed at Hanes Gym on Saturday afternoon in a USA South Conference contest.
  • Greensboro Awaits Salem in USA South Hardwoods Tilt
    January 25, 2024
    After facing Meredith on Tuesday evening, Salem heads to both Greensboro (Jan. 27) and Methodist (Jan. 30) in search of two more road wins this season as the Spirits look to improve on their 7-10 overall mark and 3-7 record in the USA South Conference. The Spirits begin their quest for their eighth victory at Greensboro on Saturday afternoon.
  • Meredith Staves Off Late Salem Surge to Edge Spirits
    January 23, 2024
    Meredith held off a 21-point fourth quarter surge by Salem, which resulted in Dionne Sampson closing with 22 points and Isabella Childs adding 11, to earn a 67-60 USA South Conference victory at Varsity Gym on Tuesday evening in Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Salem Hosts Meredith in Final Home January Hardwood Tilt
    January 21, 2024
    The Spirits conclude the month of January with a three-game in seven-day stretch that includes one home game, which will take place on Tuesday, January 23rd against Meredith.
  • Pfeiffer Edges Out Spirits, 65-58 in League Hoops Clash
    January 20, 2024
    Dionne Sampson reached the double-digit mark for the 15th time this season, finishing with a team-high 18 points, while Nykerah Engle tallied 14 points for the Spirits in a 65-58 setback to USA South Conference foe Pfeiffer on Saturday afternoon in Misenheimer, N.C.
  • Engle, Sampson Tally 14 Points Apiece in Setback to Knights
    January 17, 2024
    Salem’s lineup was led by the tandem of Nykerah Engle and Dionne Sampson, who scored 14 points each. It marks the fourth time that Engle has topped the double figure mark in her first year, while Sampson moved her career point total to 923.
  • Three-Game Homestand Concludes with Salem Hosting Southern Virginia
    January 16, 2024
    The Salem basketball team completes a three-game homestand against Top-3 teams in the USA South Conference on Wednesday evening when the Spirits play host to Southern Virginia at 6 p.m.
  • Engle, Sampson Highlight Salem Versus Methodist
    January 14, 2024
    Dionne Sampson netted 12 and first-year teammate Nykerah Engle added 10, but it was a 30-point effort by Methodist’s Aniyah Tate that proved to be the difference as the Monarchs posted a 70-50 victory over Salem in USA South Conference action on Sunday afternoon at Varsity Gym.
  • Spirits Endure Offensive Woes in League Clash with N.C. Wesleyan
    January 13, 2024
    Dionne Sampson led the way offensively for Salem with 14 points, finishing 4-of-12 from the floor to go along with six free throws. Both Alize Munn and Nykerah Engle contributed six points apiece and teammate Lily Gorum climbed the glass for eight rebounds, including five offensive.
  • N.C. Wesleyan, Methodist Head to Salem for Weekend Hoops Clash
    January 11, 2024
    The Salem basketball team wraps up a three-game week with a two-game, two-day stretch against both N.C. Wesleyan and Methodist in USA South Conference action at Varsity Gym
  • Munn, Sampson Deliver Salem 95-83 Win Over William Peace
    January 10, 2024
    Alize Munn scored a career-high 35 points, one point off the program mark established by Satavia Taylor on January 11, 2014, and Dionne Sampson added 24 points of her own as Salem earned a 95-83 victory at William Peace in USA South Conference action on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Spirits In Search of Consecutive League Wins at William Peace
    January 08, 2024
    Salem heads into Tuesday’s affair with William Peace looking for back-to-back USA South Conference wins. After posting an 88-64 victory over intracity rival Greensboro, Salem has the chance to post consecutive league wins for the first time since the 2017-18 campaign.
  • Sampson, Spirits Notch Decisive 88-64 Victory over Greensboro
    January 06, 2024
    Dionne Sampson exploded for a season-high 27 points, hitting 9-of-14 from the floor and converting 8-of-9 free throws in the process, to help Salem halt a 15-game losing skid against Greensboro with an 88-64 victory.
  • 2023 Fall Dean's List Consists of 39 Student-Athletes
    January 05, 2024
    The completion of the 2023 fall semester saw 39 student-athletes earn Dean’s List honors at Salem College. A student must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average in a minimum of 12 courses to earn this distinction.
  • Bass, Munn Solid in Clash with Battling Bishops
    January 03, 2024
    Seniors Cree Bass (16 points) and Alize Munn (12 points / 11 rebounds) came through with solid performances as Salem suffered a 107-67 setback to N.C. Wesleyan in USA South Conference action.
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