Salem Stifles Clarion, 93-64

via Salem Athletics
The Salem University men's basketball team dominated Clarion 93-64, at a lively T. Edward Davis Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

With the win, Salem improves to 16-8, while Clarion falls to 5-16. The 16 wins are more wins than the previous four years combined.

The last season the Tigers eclipsed 16 wins was in the 2005-06 season when Salem held a 21-9 record in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC).

The Tigers dominated the paint as they scored 40 points to Clarion's 24, while Salem notched 23 points off turnovers to Clarion's 14. The Tigers also recorded 25 second-chance points, while Clarion posted 11.

Five Tigers generated double-digits as senior Malik Toppin recorded his 11th double-double of the year with 16 points and 16 rebounds, while freshman Fonz Hale netted 17 points.

Junior Malique Ross filled the stat line with 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds and zero turnovers, while senior Christopher Shields garnered 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Senior Ferlandis Penny had a near triple-double with 16 points, eight rebounds and a career-high seven blocks.