The Salem girls varsity basketball team kept their season rolling on the road Tuesday night, defeating region member Loganville 57-31.
The win pushed the Lady Seminoles record to 4-2 overall with a 2-0 mark in region play.
Ayanna Mitchell led Salem in scoring with 17 points, while Taylor King added 14 points on an efficient 4-of-11 shooting from the floor.
Jennifer Tindi, Rosie Kyles and Mitchell also finished with 10 rebounds apiece for the Lady Seminoles, while guard Shay Tarver dished out six assists in the win.
The win leaves the Lady Seminoles atop Region 2-AAAAA along with Clarke Central who is also 2-0 in region action.
The Salem boys varsity basketball team dropped its second game of the season Tuesday night on the road, falling 51-44 to Loganville in region play.
The Seminoles have dropped both road contests this season, while the Red Devils moved their record to 4-0 at home.
Jarrett Cook and Quintavious Byrd led the Seminoles in scoring with seven points apiece.
Salem coach Noah Harrell said defensively, his team played up to his standard, but that the Seminoles still have yet to turn the corner on offense.
“We pretty much did what we wanted to do defensively, but offensive, we struggled,” Harrell said. “We missed a lot of easy opportunities and I felt like we gave the game away.”
Harrell said that the Seminoles found the right spots on the floor, but didn’t execute when they had a chance.
“We got the ball into good positions, we just didn’t finish,” he said. “We didn’t finish and we have to do a better job of that.”
Despite not executing against the Red Devils, Harrell said that the Seminoles’ issues are something that they can fix.
“You never want to lose, but our problems are something we can work on,” Harrell said. “Knowing our personnel that struggled against Loganville, I believe that they can correct it. Again, defensively, we played fine and held them to 51 points; I’m just ready for our offense to turn the corner.”
Harrell said that as the team prepares to host Cedar Shoals this Friday, he believes his players will not take their offensive output for granted again.
“I hope they don’t take for granted getting the ball around the basket,” he said. “It’s so hard to work the ball inside and get good shots that we have to finish opportunities. Cedar Shoals is always a tough game, so I hope we bounce back well in the region game.”
Both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams will host Cedar Shoals on Friday, with the girls game beginning at 7 p.m. with the boys game to follow.