WINSTON-SALEM — MiKayla Seivers, a Mount Airy High School alum, was awarded Player of the Week in The Great South Athletic Conference on Wednesday as she led the Salem Spirits to a 1-1 record from December 7-13.
Seivers averaged 16 points and six assists during the week and was a key spark for the Spirits out of the backcourt.
The highlight of the week for the sophomore guard came against Hollins University on Dec. 7. Seivers scored 22 points, dished out four assists and recorded two steals, and propelled her team to an 86-83 overtime win.
Seivers poured in six points during the extra period, and she also hit a half-court buzzer beater to end the first half.
In the Spirits’ last game before Winter Break, Seivers helped her team rally from a 13-point deficit against Greensboro College before eventually falling by a final score of 72-63. She scored 10 points to go along with a team-high eight assists.
Seivers also was efficient at the free throw line, going 10-12 from the charity stripe over the two games.
Seivers has started in all but one of Salem’s nine games this year, and she hardly comes off the floor, averaging 38.3 minutes per game.
The Spirits are 2-7, but the Mount Airy product is third on the team, averaging 10.9 points per game. She leads her squad with an average of 5.8 assists per contest. She also leads all of Salem’s guards with 4.3 rebounds per contest.
The 22 points Seivers scored against Hollins is her game-high this year, but her best game in the passing department came in the Nov. 24 matchup with Greensboro College, when she dished out nine assists in a 71-68 loss.
Salem College is in the midst of a three-week break before the Spirits return to the floor on Dec. 29 at the Piedmont College Cancer Awareness Tournament. Conference play starts on Jan. 9 at home against Agnes Scott College.