William Carey hoops wins SSAC championship

William Carey hoops wins SSAC championship
The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - William Carey men's basketball won the SSAC tournament championship Saturday, defeating Dalton State 83-76.

The Crusaders were led by Troy Salvant's 20 points. The conference player of the year was also named tournament MVP. Maurice Stephens had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists. John Cornish added 14 points.

Carey will now play in the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City (March 14-20).