Salem, Mass. – Rachael Carter (Merrimack, NH) scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds and six assists to lead Salem State to a 69-64 victory over MCLA, to help the Vikings clinch the final seed for the upcoming Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. Salem State beat out the Trailblazers for the sixth seed and will now face third seeded Worcester State in a first round game at Clark University this Tuesday at 7:00 PM. The Vikings improve to 5-20, and 3-9 in conference while MCLA ends their season with a record of 7-18, and 1-11 slate in the MASCAC.
Salem, Mass. -- Forbasaw Nkamebo's (Amherst, MA) 26 points and 11 rebounds helped Westfield State remain perfect in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) as the Owls earned a 70-55 victory over the Vikings of Salem State Wednesday night at Twohig Gymnasium on 'Think Pink" night. The Owls stay unbeaten in the MASCAC (9-0) and improve to 18-4 on the season. The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for the Vikings and drops them to 4-17 and 2-7 in the MASCAC. The Salem State Athletic Department hosted its annual "Think Pink Night" night, sponsored by Seaport Credit Union, during the college's men's and women's basketball games tonight. It was a highly successful event that raised awareness and collected funds for the continued research of breast cancer.
Salem, Mass. -- Last minute free throws by Malissa Saad (Worcester, MA) sealed a 54-51 Vikings' victory and spoiled a late comeback by the Lancers of Worcester State in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women's basketball on Saturday afternoon. Salem State, which won for the second straight time, improves to 4-16 and improves their MASCAC record to 2-6 this season. The Lancers fall to 4-4 in conference and 13-8 on the season.
Salem, Mass. -- Rachel Carter (Merrimack, NH) led the Vikings of Salem State to a thrilling 57-56 victory over the Fitchburg State Falcons with a game-winning layup with five seconds on the clock to snap a 14-game losing streak. Carter had a big night from the floor, scoring 16 points while adding eight rebounds and a game-high nine assists. Salem State improves to 3-16 on the year and earned their first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory this season (1-6). With the loss, the Falcons slip to 11-8 on the season, and fall to 3-5 in the MASCAC. The game was resumed from Saturday after court issues forces a postponement.
Salem, Mass. – Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, Mass.) scored 20 points and added five rebounds, and five assists as UMass Dartmouth defeated Salem State 81-52 in women's basketball action at Twohig Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. The win propels the Corsairs to their seventh straight victory, and raises their record to 16-4. The Vikings, who were led by Rachael Carter' s (Merrimack, NH) 20 points and eight boards, slip to 2-16 on the year. Carter has now amassed 1,548 points and moved into 5th place on Salem State's career scoring list, passing former conference player of the year Terri Niles ('95-'99).
Salem, Mass. -- Rachel Kusz (Worcester, MA) netted 23 points as the Bears of Bridgewater State rolled past the Vikings of Salem State 61-49 Saturday afternoon at the Twohig Gymnasium. The Bears move to 11-7 on the season and improve to 5-1 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). The Vikings continue to struggle this season as they drop to 2-14 overall and 0-5 in the MASCAC.
Salem, Mass – Deanna Purcell (Hudson, N.H.) scored 25 points and added 12 rebounds and Caitlyn Perry (Nashua, NH) added 24 points to lead the Rivier University Raiders past the Salem State Vikings, 73-64 on Thursday evening at Twohig Gymnasium. The win improves Rivier to 6-8 on the season while Salem State slides to 2-13.
Salem, Mass. -- Alycia Rackliffe (Feeding Hills, MA) recorded a double-double of20 points and 10 rebounds as the Rams of Framingham State sailed past their Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) opponent, the Vikings of Salem State 67-43 Tuesday night at the Twohig Gymnasium. The Rams improve to 11-4 on the season and 3-2 in MASCAC play while the Vikings slip to an overall record of 2-12 and and 0-4 in conference play.
Salem, Mass. -- In the championship game of the 2014 Salem State Tip-Off Tournament, Olivia Murphy's (Canton, MA) 14 points helped the Beacons of UMass Boston defeat the Vikings of Salem State 63-41 on Saturday afternoon at Twohig Gymnasium. Beacons forward Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, MA), who scored her 1,000th career point at the 13:20 mark on a converted and-one opportunity, was selected to the all-tournament team along with Salem State's Maggie Reilly (Worcester, MA), Rachael Carter (Merrimack, NH), and Lasell's Katie Stopera (Hollis, NH). Murphy earned the tournament MVP as her Beacons took this year's Tip-Off championship.
Salem, Mass. -- Marle Curle (Plattsurgh, NY) scored 19 points and Megan Phelps (Southwest Harbor, ME) added 16 as the Bowdoin Polar Bears defeated the Salem State Vikings 81-49 in the championship game of the Salem State Women's Basketball Tip-Off Tournament.
Salem, MA — The 2011-2012 Lady Vikings under first year head Coach Michelle Cunningham , who replaces former coach Tim Shea after 30 years and 649 victories, look to return to the winning ways of Salem State Women's Basketball. After posting a dismal 3-22 record - 0-12 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference - and missing the MASCAC Tournament for the first time in program history, the team knows there is a lot of work to be done.
Salem State women's coach Tim Shea knows the devastation of losing in the NCAA Division III Final Four. He also knows the joy of bouncing back and salvaging the weekend with a win in the third-place game.